My axolotl

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Hello all, I am currently feeding/caring an axolotl for an one year approximately. He has been gained weight since the end of the march, yet now he has a limited moving capability. He also lost his gills a bit but I have tested the water and the only problem is the no³ level which is 75. I really freaked up when I saw other axies' bloats caused by some bacterial infection. I have been avoiding bloodworms or shrimps to prevent parasytes or bacterias. I am feeding him with only pellets and occasionally half a tablet of spurilina. I am living in Turkey and there are not any sources about axolotl help, nor there are any informed or knowledged veterinarians here. I have sent a mail to an axolotl specialist from Australia yet He/she has not replied yet. So now, I ll drop some pics of my axie here, I just want you all to check his pictures dates,(I ll write them in English) and tell me if there is a bloat because of any illness. Dates consist of DD/MM/YYYY. Last two photos are up to date. Please reply this thread ASAP, I am worried sick.
 

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What kind pellets are you feeding?

That is an almost anemic looking axolotl.

NO3 at 75 is very bad. Change 75% with new clean cold water.

What temperature is the tank?
 

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Salmon pellets with decent protein and low fat. Tank is 22C degrees. I will change the water right now. Thanks for help
 

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You need to find a way to drop your tank temp by at least 4 degrees. Frozen dechlorinated water bottles and or a fan blowing across the tank may do the trick.

I would look at making Johns solution it can help these anemic looking short gill guys alot.

If the pellets are 40-45% protein and 5-10% fat and either fish or insect ingredients in the first 5 you should be good.

Salmon pellets with decent protein and low fat. Tank is 22C degrees. I will change the water right now. Thanks for help
 

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Thanks a lot for replying firstly, I have searched johns solution on the internet yet it looks like it is impossible to reach it in Turkey. But if it comes to that, I will prepare it by myself. About the pellets, I recently bought regenerative and multivitamin pellets for his health with good nutritional values. I am constantly trying to drop the temperature in the tank, so these problems can be considered as solved. Are there any problems except these?
 

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Do you have access to pickling salt, epsom salts and baking soda? Its a make it yourself solution.

I can't say if theres anything - there may be but temp, water quality and diet are 95% of the battle.

Foods should not contain iodine or copper.

Thanks a lot for replying firstly, I have searched johns solution on the internet yet it looks like it is impossible to reach it in Turkey. But if it comes to that, I will prepare it by myself. About the pellets, I recently bought regenerative and multivitamin pellets for his health with good nutritional values. I am constantly trying to drop the temperature in the tank, so these problems can be considered as solved. Are there any problems except these?
 

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I think i got what the pickling salt is, i have found epsom salt and baking soda is very common. Lets presume that I have all three ingridients, how will i prepare the solution?
 

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Yup instructions are in the handout Bindi posted of mine.

20% is standard
30% is treating
40% is severe treating and only 3 days
 

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Okay, I will order these first thing tomorrow, and when i get them, I will prepare and apply it to my lil axie. Thanksalotl
 

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He is still bit bloaty but his appetite and motility is fine. I have bought highly recommended pellets for him, and applied johns solution.
 

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@Roadrunner

Oh good, I'm glad there's some improvement.

And by the way, I did not notice where you are from till just now, Selam kardeşim. Forgive me, I no longer know my ancestral tongue very well. Haven't spoken it in almost a decade.
 
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