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my lovely girl, on her last night in my house, discovered she could fit into her coconut shell
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it’s alright, she’s in a great home :)
she went through a lot before, so i nursed her back to health for about a year then rehomed her
That's lovely. She was lucky to find you. Rescuing can definitely be hard. My friend is a notorious foster fail, and I am the same way the few times I was able to foster. Lol.
 

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That's lovely. She was lucky to find you. Rescuing can definitely be hard. My friend is a notorious foster fail, and I am the same way the few times I was able to foster. Lol.
she was routinely abused and neglected by my zoology teacher. he never did it in front of me but other students have told me he would take them out of the tank and force them to try to walk on the lab tables (which, keep in mind, had been coated in sanitization chemicals) apparently they just flopped about “like fish” he also would be very rough with them during water changed, going as far as to hit her when she bit her tankmate. both of which had severe fungus and a destroyed slime coat, as well as ammonia poisoning. i played nice and asked if i could take them for the summer, just so he wouldn’t have to, when i had already decided he would never see them again. when he was teaching me how to care for them, he dropped a decoration on the other axolotls tail, clean cutting it off. they were also fed a diet of just bloodworms, so i fed them earthworms in secret. after about a year of healing, they are doing much better.
im proud for them to be in their new home, especially with someone who can give them even more attention than i could.
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she was routinely abused and neglected by my zoology teacher. he never did it in front of me but other students have told me he would take them out of the tank and force them to try to walk on the lab tables (which, keep in mind, had been coated in sanitization chemicals) apparently they just flopped about “like fish” he also would be very rough with them during water changed, going as far as to hit her when she bit her tankmate. both of which had severe fungus and a destroyed slime coat, as well as ammonia poisoning. i played nice and asked if i could take them for the summer, just so he wouldn’t have to, when i had already decided he would never see them again. when he was teaching me how to care for them, he dropped a decoration on the other axolotls tail, clean cutting it off. they were also fed a diet of just bloodworms, so i fed them earthworms in secret. after about a year of healing, they are doing much better.
im proud for them to be in their new home, especially with someone who can give them even more attention than i could.
:)
😨😨😨😨 It is so horrifying to think a zoology professor would be like that. Poor things. But also what a wonderful thing you did. Happy to hear they have a happy ending.
 

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😨😨😨😨 It is so horrifying to think a zoology professor would be like that. Poor things. But also what a wonderful thing you did. Happy to hear they have a happy ending.
he got fired, thankfully. not because of that though. interestingly, he inspired me to become a zoologist myself - i want to prove to myself i wont ever be like him
 

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she was routinely abused and neglected by my zoology teacher. he never did it in front of me but other students have told me he would take them out of the tank and force them to try to walk on the lab tables (which, keep in mind, had been coated in sanitization chemicals) apparently they just flopped about “like fish” he also would be very rough with them during water changed, going as far as to hit her when she bit her tankmate. both of which had severe fungus and a destroyed slime coat, as well as ammonia poisoning. i played nice and asked if i could take them for the summer, just so he wouldn’t have to, when i had already decided he would never see them again. when he was teaching me how to care for them, he dropped a decoration on the other axolotls tail, clean cutting it off. they were also fed a diet of just bloodworms, so i fed them earthworms in secret. after about a year of healing, they are doing much better.
im proud for them to be in their new home, especially with someone who can give them even more attention than i could.
:)
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missing my old girl, looked through this thread and missed her more. probably going to visit her soon, apparently she’s being just as much as a bully now as she was before
 
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    Im so frustrated right now. My axolotl WONT eat and my tank still isnt looking too good. Some extra stress i needed.
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    Sorry to hear that Shane. Did you post about it?
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    No, I havent. Im not really sure why he wont eat. Hes in a 1 gallon tub and still a juvenile. When i offer food he swims away from it. Does he need some extra time? or is this something I should be worried about.
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    Hello everyone! I’m new in this world and i need some advices please! I have 2 axolotl babies and currently the water from the tank is from bottled water ( all parameters are good) but i want to change 50% of the water with city tap water. My question is how to change it? Do i need to get axis out, do the change, add the prime, wait (how much?) until its dechlorinated or i can add the tap water directly into the tank with axis in it, and add the prime conditioner? Thank you!!
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    1. You dont need to take them out of the tank to change the water as long as you pour it in slow as to not rattle them around too much
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    2. add the prime to your tap water, for most conditioners the consensus is 5 minutes of waiting time
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    3.After 5 minutes it should be safe to add
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    Thank you so much !!
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    I private messaged you a bit clearer instructions just in case
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    Where can I get blackworms?
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    Ebay or Eastern Aquatics
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    Hello I'm wondering if fridging axolotl is necessary when giving it a salt bath? My fridge is unpredictable it just changes from freezing temperature to melting by itself. And driving me crazy. So I would not be keen to put my axie in these because of the sudden temperature changes it may experience. Can I leave him in a clean dechlorinated water tub in some of the room? Would I then need to refrigerate the salt water ? Or would I just keep it in a same room temperature?! I have everything ready for him to get a salt bath but just wanted to check about this fridging before I do ( waited for approval to join the forum:)
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    FYI I noticed a white fluffy strings on his gills yesterday. And looking through the forum and some pictures it looks like fungus .
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    I read the fridge is for if they're stressed or huge infections and erratic temp changes will cause stress
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    If the water is already cool then the infection might prefer cold water
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