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Miranda 2000000

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Hi, my Axolotl has these black dots all over his back his nearly two years older and never had them. Does anyone know what they are?
 

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Have you tested your tank for the following using a liquid test kit?

pH
High range pH
Ammonia
Nitrite
Nitrate

Also Temp?

What does tank set up look like?

I ask as the body condition and gills show some signs of issues as well.

What do you feed?

How much do you water change and how often?
 

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I just cleaned the tank it was a bit over due to be cleaned. It’s a very big tank around 120 litres which is filtered. We use bore water. We put KH powder and aquarium water conditioner as advised by the pet store
I feed him Axolotl sinking food which is all they have at our local pet store. (Half a block a night)
Our water is very cold but it had warmed up in the tank.
 

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Hi
Do you live near a petrol station that sells fishing bait?
I just purchased a tub of european nightcrawlers locally and my axolotl absolutely loves them. One worm is big enough for him per day and I give him a frozen axolotl food which I defrost and slice up every second day plus some pellets scattered around so he can go on a hunt. He is quite plump.
Can you do test your bore water with your test kit to see if that can be the issue? My horses are on bore water and it does taste quite salty/horrible. I know of this only because I accidentally filled up my drink bottle with it when I moved the horses to their current agistment😀
 
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    That´s the most accurate. Depends on the size of the tub etc. - you just want to make sure the water is always clean
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    When little axolotls are tubbed is it common for them to get a little more spunky then usual? Water temps around 64-65 F and has been changed today with prime added
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    Uh. That depends on your definition of "spunky"?
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    @Kwags, how big?
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    my baby hes tubed and hes a wild child xD
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    Swimming like crazy. A little more pep in his step. I think about 3 inches.
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    Hi does anyone know if jungle fungus clear is safe to use for my axolotl? She has some either fungus or bacterial growth on her fillibrae and maybe body and I read that's good to use if you aren't sure if the problem is bacterial or fungal
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    I have not heard of that before.
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    That jungle fungus clear. I've been dealing with some fungus with my axolotl on and off this summer. The Holtsfreter solution and water changes just seem to do the trick after a bit
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    Where do you get the holtsfreter solution? I've been upping water changes but salt bath seems to be more stressful/harmful than beneficial because she does not like to be caught!
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    Anyone know how to harden soft water without raising pH?
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    To raise GH, add calcium carbonate (or tums). What has you doing this?
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    Thank you! My tap water is naturally low in GH and KH, and I need to raise it... but I don't want to raise the pH, which is perfect, with coral.
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