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Nikimayy

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My axolotl seems to have a fungus or something on his gills, around his eyes and on his body. The temperature is normally 19-21 though it can get up to 25 (pet store recommended frozen water bottles in the tank to keep it cool but it warms up overnight and in the morning before I wake up) and the parameters are normal. I’ve done salt baths over the last 5 days (3 the first 2 days, 1 on 3&4 and 2 today) but there’s no change and he’s only eaten once as well. Any recommendations?
 

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Hi,
The picture isn't clear enough for me to be sure.
You can look at this recent thread (with a photo) to compare :
and this one :
 

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Hi,
The picture isn't clear enough for me to be sure.
You can look at this recent thread (with a photo) to compare :
and this one :
Yeah that’s what they look like. Like stringy growths.
 

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so I’ve been Googling anchor worm and blue planet paracide is coming up as a treatment has anyone had experience with it.
 

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so I’ve been Googling anchor worm and blue planet paracide is coming up as a treatment has anyone had experience with it.
definitely do not treat them with it unless a vet has told you to do so, most treatments are toxic to axolotls and they can very easily be overdosed as they absorb things through their skin. he is very thin and i honestly don’t have much hope for his survival , especially with such a severe infestation
 

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Update: he’s getting better. The paracide worked and was recommended by a bunch of pet shops and they’re suppliers. He has a lot more energy and swimming much more and slowly eating again (though obviously not enough that’s how small he was when I got him. Thanks for that tip I’m trying to get him on live worms but I can’t find any so for now he’s just getting frozen bloodworms) thanks for everyone’s help. Would never have found out they were anchor worms without you.
 

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Update: he’s getting better. The paracide worked and was recommended by a bunch of pet shops and they’re suppliers. He has a lot more energy and swimming much more and slowly eating again (though obviously not enough that’s how small he was when I got him. Thanks for that tip I’m trying to get him on live worms but I can’t find any so for now he’s just getting frozen bloodworms) thanks for everyone’s help. Would never have found out they were anchor worms without you.
pictures? i’m impressed that he’s improving!
 

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pictures? i’m impressed that he’s improving!
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He doesn’t look very different but his gills aren’t folded and all the spots where the worms were attached have become wounds pretty much but he’s much more active, eating and pooping so I would say he’s definitely on the mend
 
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  • Asholotl:
    looks like the water is fine till tomorrow. which is nice. im super tired of late. ive been doing large water changes for a week before getting their 'tubs' i just wish i had the old filter ;3;
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  • Asholotl:
    you got a cooler :D Thats so cool! i normally chill their water down if it gets too warm with clean dechlorinated water when they were in their bigger tanks. i'll need to get one that can work with two tanks at some point. or find them for cheap and get two quiet ones. since im in an apartment.
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  • The-Axolotl:
    Yea most coolers are super expensive though the price range is around $100-$500
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  • Asholotl:
    yeah D:
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  • Asholotl:
    i need one before summer though so i should prob save up
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  • Asholotl:
    or its waterchanges and/or air fans for me.
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  • The-Axolotl:
    Here its Hot like every day so we have to have the cooler :p
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  • The-Axolotl:
    But we also have a fan
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  • Asholotl:
    its just wet in oregon and cold most of the time.
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  • The-Axolotl:
    So good axolotl weather :p
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  • Asholotl:
    yeah, most of the time lol. its always cold in my room now cause of them.
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  • The-Axolotl:
    Yea my room is freezing because of the axolotls xd
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  • The-Axolotl:
    The worst thing is my cat always jumps up next to the tank but good thing it has a lid 😁
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  • Asholotl:
    same D: my cat is constantly knocking over my bottles and stuff for my axolotls.
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  • The-Axolotl:
    One time he almost knocked over a whole bottle of tap water conditioner we just bought
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  • Asholotl:
    haha. sounds like a cat
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  • The-Axolotl:
    I know right what is it with cats constantly knocking every thing over??
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  • Asholotl:
    And boxes. you can even tape a square on the floor and ive seen them go in it xD
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  • The-Axolotl:
    Haha 😂
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  • Asholotl:
    im going to head off now, its 12 am now so i got to rest. :D nice talking with ya!
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  • axolotl nerd:
    hey everyone - sorry for the inactivity. things have been really rough in my world the past few days, but i’m safe now. i should be back to my normal active self here soon :)
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  • axolotlnewtlover:
    the nitrites in my tank are so high omg
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  • The-Axolotl:
    Hello, I think my axie might have anchor worms, could someone please look at my thread its called 'rapidly growing strange things all over my axolotls' thanks- The-Axolotl
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  • axolotl nerd:
    @The-Axolotl, reading through your thread now, sorry i didn’t get a chance to welcome you yet!
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    axolotl nerd: @The-Axolotl, reading through your thread now, sorry i didn’t get a chance to welcome you yet! +1
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