Lucy axies tail is darker pink then rest of body??

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I need help!! Is it a water problem? Or is she fine help!
 

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How long has it been going on? Is the whole tail pinker or is it blotchy? I've noticed this quite a few times in my golden axolotl (where his whole tail is suddenly noticeably pinker than the rest of him) and it's most likely just related to increased blood flow. Are it's gills also brighter? If so, it's probably that.

Either way, you should do some water tests just to be safe to check for high levels of ammonia/nitrites/nitrates.

A picture of your axolotl would also be helpful in order to make more accurate guesses.
 

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How long has it been going on? Is the whole tail pinker or is it blotchy? I've noticed this quite a few times in my golden axolotl (where his whole tail is suddenly noticeably pinker than the rest of him) and it's most likely just related to increased blood flow. Are it's gills also brighter? If so, it's probably that.

Either way, you should do some water tests just to be safe to check for high levels of ammonia/nitrites/nitrates.

A picture of your axolotl would also be helpful in order to make more accurate guesses.
Yes its the gills and whole end of tail, the water tests came back okay, (I did them this morning).the tank is cleaned once a week with set and filtered water, its a 30℅ water change, I was thinking its blood flow but I just wanted to be sure.
 

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iys noticeable on the gills, sorry 4 bad camera
 

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As long as your water parameters are fine, I wouldn't be worried, but keep an eye on it to be sure 😀
 
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