OMG im soo happy! Do you think i should continue doing salt baths for a few more days? Im happy now I was wondering why he was sooo active nad eating while i THOUGHT he had fungus lol cause they usually go all quiete and dont eat right?
Actually when the lights go out and i turn the light on in my room the patches on his tail look the same as the ones on his gills there.
That pic is from when i first got him so it must be his natural marings otherwise he'd have had fungus all this time lol!
Awww poor thign im so happy yet i feel so guilty for putting him in salt baths and methylene blue baths for the past 2 weeks....i shouldve known as there were no signs of improvement!
Is everyone else sure that this is natural markings? Thanks a trillion kaysie!
No it isnt fuzzy or slimy. No it hasnt changedx since ive noticed it...and as i used that pic from when i first got him, it hasnt changed since then either. I thinki it is as when the lights go off and i put on another light it loos bronzy
I dont get ti! WHen i brushed it with an ear bud, it didnt flake off. When the aquarium lights are on it looks white but when they go off it turns bronzy! Im soooo confused! NOt sure if its fungus or not as there hasnt been any signs of improvement yet!
Can anyone show me any pics of fungus?
Ill continue doing salt baths for a few more days just to make sure
I have golden albino axolotls, and all along their tails you can see what looks like little flakes inside that catch the light. I think what your wild type may have is some of this reflective pigment, which is totally normal and cool if your wild type has some! This would explain the way it changes with light.
The sentence below explains this in detail.
The colour of axolotls is dependent upon pigment cells called chromatophores. These cells are melanophores (containing eumelanin, a black-brown pigment), xanthophores (containing carotenoids and pteridines, yellow and reddish pigments) and iridophores (containing crystalised purines, which impart a shiny iridescence).
Could you tell me if my axie has fungus had my water tested said everything was fine bur someone said he has fungus his pigment hasnt changed since i got him and what type is he if hes wild type is this a usual pgment for a wild type
Ok I’m new so I have a pink Axolotl and it’s a baby like two three max inches and it eats from the top and it has now been floating a while now should I be worried ?? The other one is at the bottom of the tank and the tail isint hoocked or the gills aren’t curved flowerd they seem relaxed
Hi I recently rescued a lotl (i did weeks of research before rescuing) Hes mabey 5 or 6 years of age..the previous owner could not remember the exact age of him. I got him from her as he was or had been picked on by his tank mate another lotl who was bough with him from every younger age, I noticed one of his gills, a middle one at the end had split in two? And is slightly more floppy? He also appears or mabey I'm just over worried to mabey have lost some feathers, is that normal to lose some?...all levels in the tank are fine, but wondered if theres and advice anyone could give me as an experienced owner to a new one.
@Lanalotl Sounds like the gills may have been nipped by the tank mate. If he is in his own tank and the parameters etc are all good, then he should grow them back and they should go back to full health and strength. However, depending on how old the injury is they may not fully grow back if they have been constantly nipped at.
Can anyone tell me why this is happening? We just did a water change and after freaking out and whipping around the tank, an hour later they look like this. It won't let me send a pic. The edges of their gills are white and it looks like they have skin shedding off
It sounds like something went wrong with the water change, so this could be very dangerous. Did you use a dechlorinator? Could it be there are traces of chlorine or soap in the water? (Or for example, in the bucket you used?)
Normally, I would recommend taking them out of the tank asap and putting them in a tub with fresh water, but if there's something wrong with your tap water or dechlorinator, that might not help either. Do you have acces to bottled water or rain water?
I think my axie is dying, he’s never had any issues before, I’ve had him 3 years, today I noticed some fluffy looking stuff coming from his genital area so I took him out of his tank and did a full tank clean to make sure the water wasn’t infected as I thought it was fungus and then I noticed he had a cut on his belly which was only small about 5 hours ago and now it’s spread to all of his belly, what do I do I’m freaking out
Hi I have 2 4in juveniles (I’ve had them about 2 weeks and they are doing well I think they’ve grown a little already honestly) but I am supposed to go on a 5-6 day vacation in October about 3-4 months from now. I am wondering how I should go about their care when I am gone. I thought about putting them in separate (fairly big) containers with live plants and/or bubblers with a fan in the dark and either fridging them (my last plan) but I am hoping to to either have someone I trust come feed them and turkey baste waste out or just leave them out and clean the containers before we leave and have someone come check on them once or twice. Does any of this sound like a good or bad idea? I want the best for them. All help appreciated