Big white fluffy lump on axolotl

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Hi everyone. First post.. please be nice : p

So, I'm an experienced fish aquarium hobbyist but I'm very new to keeping axolotls. This morning I noticed a rather large white fluffy lump growing on my daughters axolotl. Pics attached. It's a fairly new tank but it's cycled. Details: 60lt (15 gal), fine sand substrate, some java fern, anubias nana petite and hydrocotyle tripartita, sponge filter with ceramic biomax/noodles. ammonia is 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 5ppm, PH 7.4, temperature 18 degrees celsius (64F). Is it columnaris? Is a salt bath the best way of treating this? If so, is 3 teaspoons of salt per litre of water the right dosing? Anything else I need to know?

I'm so thankful to have this resource. Thanks in advance for your help with this!!


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Do you use johns or holtfreters in the tank on a regular basis?

I'd recommend tubbing, 100% daily water changes, add johns or holtfreters to the tub and then use long term in the tank as well
 

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Thanks for your advice. Never heard of Holtfreters. Will jump straight on it. What do you mean by "tubbing"?
 

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Tubbing is using a plastic tub minimum shoe box size to 3 gallon container

You change the water 100% once or twice a day so you can monitor changes and control the temperature and parameters better than in a full tank.
 
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