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Ax has a hole in his head...

Cjdavis26

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Went through multiple threads and haven't seen anything like it. I live in Okinawa, and got an axalotl from the local makeman. We have had him for about 6 months and have never had an issue. I clean the tank weekly and he has a diet of pellets and blood worms. He lives alone, and there are no signs of other life. I.e. parasites etc.
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I assume he is in pain:( but hasn't been freaking out. I put some black tea leaves in the tank so far as many recommended. Has anyone seen anything like this? I'd be grateful for insight and recommendations.
Thanks
 

Cjdavis26

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Went through multiple threads and haven't seen anything like it. I live in Okinawa, and got an axalotl from the local makeman. We have had him for about 6 months and have never had an issue. I clean the tank weekly and he has a diet of pellets and blood worms. He lives alone, and there are no signs of other life. I.e. parasites etc.
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I assume he is in pain:( but hasn't been freaking out. I put some black tea leaves in the tank so far as many recommended. Has anyone seen anything like this? I'd be grateful for insight and recommendations.
Thanks
Additionally, this appeared overnight. I noticed it when I fed him the following morning.
 

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I'd say time to seek an exotic vet, this looks like it will need professional treatment, and sooner rather than later.
 

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I'd say time to seek an exotic vet, this looks like it will need professional treatment, and sooner rather than later.
i agree, absolutely see a vet. it seems like a nasty, quick acting bacterial infection- possibly flesh eating as well.
 

AxieFrankie

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Yep, take him to A exotic vet right away. Don’t leave that any longer, never seen anything quite like it.
 
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  • Asholotl:
    looks like the water is fine till tomorrow. which is nice. im super tired of late. ive been doing large water changes for a week before getting their 'tubs' i just wish i had the old filter ;3;
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  • Asholotl:
    you got a cooler :D Thats so cool! i normally chill their water down if it gets too warm with clean dechlorinated water when they were in their bigger tanks. i'll need to get one that can work with two tanks at some point. or find them for cheap and get two quiet ones. since im in an apartment.
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  • The-Axolotl:
    Yea most coolers are super expensive though the price range is around $100-$500
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  • Asholotl:
    yeah D:
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  • Asholotl:
    i need one before summer though so i should prob save up
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  • Asholotl:
    or its waterchanges and/or air fans for me.
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  • The-Axolotl:
    Here its Hot like every day so we have to have the cooler :p
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  • The-Axolotl:
    But we also have a fan
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  • Asholotl:
    its just wet in oregon and cold most of the time.
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  • The-Axolotl:
    So good axolotl weather :p
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  • Asholotl:
    yeah, most of the time lol. its always cold in my room now cause of them.
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  • The-Axolotl:
    Yea my room is freezing because of the axolotls xd
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  • The-Axolotl:
    The worst thing is my cat always jumps up next to the tank but good thing it has a lid 😁
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  • Asholotl:
    same D: my cat is constantly knocking over my bottles and stuff for my axolotls.
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  • The-Axolotl:
    One time he almost knocked over a whole bottle of tap water conditioner we just bought
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  • Asholotl:
    haha. sounds like a cat
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  • The-Axolotl:
    I know right what is it with cats constantly knocking every thing over??
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  • Asholotl:
    And boxes. you can even tape a square on the floor and ive seen them go in it xD
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  • The-Axolotl:
    Haha 😂
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  • Asholotl:
    im going to head off now, its 12 am now so i got to rest. :D nice talking with ya!
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    hey everyone - sorry for the inactivity. things have been really rough in my world the past few days, but i’m safe now. i should be back to my normal active self here soon :)
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  • axolotlnewtlover:
    the nitrites in my tank are so high omg
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  • The-Axolotl:
    Hello, I think my axie might have anchor worms, could someone please look at my thread its called 'rapidly growing strange things all over my axolotls' thanks- The-Axolotl
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  • axolotl nerd:
    @The-Axolotl, reading through your thread now, sorry i didn’t get a chance to welcome you yet!
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    axolotl nerd: @The-Axolotl, reading through your thread now, sorry i didn’t get a chance to welcome you yet! +1
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