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Is my Axolotl ok?

Icemantom2

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Hey everyone! I’m fairly new to axolotls care

first of all, i just bought a new axolotl from a local pet shop. When i arrived and set her in my tank, i realised she had white spots on her. I’m wondering if it could be fungus or if it’s just her normal skin. Also, i just saw that her gills are uneven, is it normal too?
First photo is to show the white spots. Second to show her gills. I know we should not pet axolotls. But every time i put my (WASHED) hand in the tank, she just swims on it and stays in like this, i dont force her. So please dont tell me i should not do that, that’s not my point.
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second point, my newest axolotl is very sociable and comes see me everytime i get near my tank. My first and youngest axolotl (which is in the same tank) was never sociable and always hides in a corner of the tank and get scared everytime something moves in the tank.

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These white spots look like iridophores ; nothing bad.
Your black axie doesn't have any of these white spots because it's a melanoid (eyes, without any shining ring), but a wildtype would also have iridophores like your golden albino
 

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Yep, the spots are just iridophores, it is really great that your axolotl gets excited when you put your hand in the tank, while mine couldn't really care less about what I am doing. I can sometimes gently stroke my axie, but most people will just tell you not to pet your axolotl too often. I think it is fine to pet yours sometimes if it likes interacting with you.
 

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Agree with previous comments. And by the way, they're absolutely gorgeous lotls. My view is that axies have no idea how they're 'supposed' to behave and do exactly as they please. If they want to interact with you, that's their choice. I've had an axie that grew particularly attached to one person in the house and gazed at him adoringly, moved about the tank to be as near to him as possible, and climbed on his hand if he got the chance. He largely ignored the rest of us. Lotls make their own rules! Glad to hear you make sure your hand is clean first though.
 
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    @AkemiYousei thanks so much. Will do. I have also given them a tea bath before, seems to work their gills are looking so much healthier, my golden albino is swimming around frantically trying to jump out, should i be worried? my wild type is fine
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    We have an axolotl called Jasper who is approx 3 years old. He was being attacked by his companion so we separated them. He has healed his wounds now but has got very thin. his lips have turned black. he was just looking still and dead at times but ears moved so we knew he was still alive. Hold earthworms right in front of him which after some time he will take you think good he is eating but then it pops straight out again. At the moment he is in the fridge. Not sure what else to do if he can't or won't eat !!
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    I am new to axolotls myself and one thing I learnt was that earth worms when in distress give off an awful taste - have you tried live river shrimp? Mine really like these and are always happy to 'bite' - I also give them live crickets and pellets which are really pungeant in smell and they always take these - even wait at the glass for them! So sorry to hear he was being attacked by his companion!
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    She’s not eating, her tail and gills have shrunk, she’s lot a lot of weight, and we’ve checked her water levels with no negative results
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