My axolotl hasn’t eaten in weeks

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Good! I hope he does good! I’m confident he will
I got him to bite some twice (he usually does it once and ignores me after that), but he spat it out immediately. Maybe a microscopic bit got into him, buts that being optimistic. I’m going to keep trying with it because for a while he seemed interested. When food falls past him he doesn’t even try to catch it, but moves away to avoid me (once again, no changes here).I’ll update if there are any changes- thanks for the continued support
 
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I got him to bite some twice (he usually does it once and ignores me after that), but he spat it out immediately. Maybe a microscopic bit got into him, buts that being optimistic. I’m going to keep trying with it because for a while he seemed interested. When food falls past him he doesn’t even try to catch it, but moves away to avoid me (once again, no changes here).I’ll update if there are any changes- thanks for the continued support
Ugh I’m so sorry! My little girl didn’t eat yesterday or this morning, because I lost her tongs she’s refusing to eat the worms without. The are very frustrating some times! If it goes another day, I would strongly recommend force feeding. He won’t like it, but if it’s been more than 3 weeks that’s very dangerous. Hope he starts eating!
 

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Ugh I’m so sorry! My little girl didn’t eat yesterday or this morning, because I lost her tongs she’s refusing to eat the worms without. The are very frustrating some times! If it goes another day, I would strongly recommend force feeding. He won’t like it, but if it’s been more than 3 weeks that’s very dangerous. Hope he starts eating!
Thanks, I hope you find your tongs
 

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How is your axolotl doing? Have you had success?
In fact I have! He’s eaten a couple pieces of salmon in the past week. Still not back to normal but definitly getting there. He was very unhappy in the quarantine tub - and was much happier when I put him in his tank, and eventually showed interest towards his food. Couldn’t have done it without all of the replies, I was preparing for him to die so thanks for saving little waffle’s life
 
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Aw, I've seen entirely too many pets die over the years, the draw back of having a veterinarian for a mom (lots of pets). I'm glad your little guy is doing better!
 

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Hello there everyone. I have an issue with my axolotl that if anyone had any insight on, would be greatly appreciated.
My 2-3 year old axolotl hasn’t eaten for the past couple of weeks and at this point I’m getting desperate. I’ve since taken him out of his tank and into a separate one and have been giving him salt baths every day for the past couple of days. I tested his water in the main tank and everything seems fine. He would show interest when he sees me bringing some food for him, but when I drop it he mostly doesn’t react, and very rarely when he does snap to catch it he spits it right back out! I feed him on a diet of pellets and occasionally bloodworms. It’s also worth noting there has been little activity when it comes to pooping, but then again he’s had nothing to eat and if he was blocked up he probably would’ve worked it out by now.About a year ago this same thing happened but it was because of a fungal infection which I treated, and I thought this might be the case again as I have no idea what else it could be, and I thought maybe I saw signs of it along his back fin. His tail is also slightly curled, to add to the worry.

I’ve been reading up on issues like this, but finally found it time to post about it to try and get some feedback. Anything would be appreciated - maybe I should try fridging him ? I included a picture of his back fin below for more clarity (also yes, he doesn’t have back feet, but he’s working on them!) Thank you you time and for reading this post.
sounds crazy but he could very well just not want that food anymore. I would try earth worms & a different brand of pellets! also check and see if the water currents are strong that could be a cause of stress. I would not do any more salt baths or treatments of any kind because that’s probably not the issue and can do more harm than good. Best of luck ♥
 
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