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yep that snot is a type of fungus,
I like your word for it. I've never dealt with fungus on axolotl before so it's my first salt bath. I thought I seen some months ago but it disappeared so it must have been something else. Yesterday you were asking about my pH so attached is my testing today. See what I meant buy off the charts. Regular pH test won't read it
 

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I like your word for it. I've never dealt with fungus on axolotl before so it's my first salt bath. I thought I seen some months ago but it disappeared so it must have been something else. Yesterday you were asking about my pH so attached is my testing today. See what I meant buy off the charts. Regular pH test won't read it
both the low and high ph read the same ph just different levels, what is the tap ph?
 

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I dont know what that could be nor if it causes a bad habitat for them.
I know we have always had issues here with pH with pool and hot tub as in the things will not hold any chemicals til that pH is down. As far as my aquatics I keep it's not caused anything I'm aware of. Before I got any axolotls, my research led me to believe the hardness was good for them.

Update on one's salt bath for fungus on gills and white blotches(snot) on body that hopefully goes away.
Last night was my first salt bath given and I made it very weak (1gal declorinated water with 4tsp aquarium salt) to see how much she'd get upset. Today I witnessed the fungus on her gills were darker in tint and detaching. I did her 2nd bath in 1gal declorinated water with 8tsp aquarium salt. She thrashed none so thats good. No improvement on body is noticed yet. I did read somewhere that it can be a normal thing for black Melanoids.
Plan is to do:
2X a day for 3days at this 2nd amount then
if looking good do 1X a day at 1/2 strength for 4days then another week of regular tubbing
 
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I dont know what that could be nor if it causes a bad habitat for them.
I know we have always had issues here with pH with pool and hot tub as in the things will not hold any chemicals til that pH is down. As far as my aquatics I keep it's not caused anything I'm aware of. Before I got any axolotls, my research led me to believe the hardness was good for them
hard water is good for them, where does it say otherwise?
 

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hard water is good for them, where does it say otherwise?
Nowhere that I've come across. Only things when it's to low but never found any information when it's OVER the the recommended high range of pH. Thats why I brought it up.
 

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Nowhere that I've come across. Only things when it's to low but never found any information when it's OVER the the recommended high range of pH. Thats why I brought it up.
under the normal parameters ideal is 7.4 - 7.6 tolerant is 6.5 - 8, now I class anything lower then 7 as bad because it means that the cycle can crash and that the axolotl can suffer anaemia, anything 7 - 7.4 not to bad, anything above 7.4 is good and means the tank water is better suited for a axolotl. when the ph was tested in 1978 - 1988 in the natural habitat it was found to be 7.4 - 8.2 so I wouldn't worry to much about it. I will add the literature
 

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under the normal parameters ideal is 7.4 - 7.6 tolerant is 6.5 - 8, now I class anything lower then 7 as bad because it means that the cycle can crash and that the axolotl can suffer anaemia, anything 7 - 7.4 not to bad, anything above 7.4 is good and means the tank water is better suited for a axolotl. when the ph was tested in 1978 - 1988 in the natural habitat it was found to be 7.4 - 8.2 so I wouldn't worry to much about it. I will add the literature
Thanks wolfen! I edited my reply up above but I was to slow at doing so before you answered back. If interested I just added my update on my salt bath is all. I didn't mix the tea and salt as I dont want to risk one affecting the others properties. I just threw in a catappa leaf in tub water instead.
 
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