Axolotl tail is cut

Manxolotl22

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So I’ve had my axolotls for a while now and the white one has cuts on its tail. Not sure what they’re from. They have a hide and are fed well (night crawlers and leeches mostly). There are two aquarium plants in there (fake). Not sure how this happened. I haven’t seen them nibble or attack one another. They actually enjoy lounging on each other. Any help would be appreciated. On an unrelated note, is she too skinny or look healthy? The foggy parts aren’t dirt or anything. It’s just an old tank.
 

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She could have gotten spooked and hurt herself on the hides. The tank mate could also have taken a bite.

Just because they're usually friendly and relaxed doesn't mean they can't freak out every now and then. Even more, biting is a reflex. They can't help it - when something is moving erratically and slowly close to their mouths, they bite, even if it's a tank mate they're used to.
Usually, adult axolotls are strong and quick enough not to get hurt too badly from a tank mate biting.

This one seems slightly injured on multiple spots, so I'd put my money on it being from the decoration. She might have gotten spooked (for whatever silly reason) and trashed around the decorations.

If it doesn't happen too often, she'll be fine.
 
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    @Lanalotl Sounds like the gills may have been nipped by the tank mate. If he is in his own tank and the parameters etc are all good, then he should grow them back and they should go back to full health and strength. However, depending on how old the injury is they may not fully grow back if they have been constantly nipped at.
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    Can anyone tell me why this is happening? We just did a water change and after freaking out and whipping around the tank, an hour later they look like this. It won't let me send a pic. The edges of their gills are white and it looks like they have skin shedding off
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    That sounds like severe skin damage. If you post a thread on the forum, you can attach pictures.
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    It sounds like something went wrong with the water change, so this could be very dangerous. Did you use a dechlorinator? Could it be there are traces of chlorine or soap in the water? (Or for example, in the bucket you used?)
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    Normally, I would recommend taking them out of the tank asap and putting them in a tub with fresh water, but if there's something wrong with your tap water or dechlorinator, that might not help either. Do you have acces to bottled water or rain water?
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