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Need help with fungus.

Jose2021

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I got my axolotl back in July, and he’s grown pretty big, around 8 inches. A couple days ago I saw a tiny white piece on the edge of the gill stalk, and I have recently tubbed him. It hasn’t really grown too much, but I was doing some research about it, asking people who work with axolotls what I can do for him. I’ve gotten many different answers. He seems fine, as he’s been eating and his behaviour has not changed. Will doing 100% water changes everyday with cool water be enough for him to fight the fungus?
 

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Funguses are really tough so I don't think that just tubbing him will be enough. While fridging and salt baths can help and make it go away, typically it can come back. What I did when mine had a fungus infection was use methylene blue (DO NOT USE GREEN!!) But this method can be dangerous seeing as axolotls and chemicals don't mix. I would definitely look into getting some though if you've tried other things. Just make sure to do your own research on it and not just take my word for it as well as make sure that the product you get doesn't have some inactive ingredients (or active ingredients for that matter) that can be harmful to them and use a small dose.
 

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best thing for fungus is Indian almond leaves, add some into the tub, you can also nudge the fungus with a cotton bud very, very gently to see if you can remove it. if this doesn't clear it, look up how to do black tea baths on axolotls.
 

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best thing for fungus is Indian almond leaves, add some into the tub, you can also nudge the fungus with a cotton bud very, very gently to see if you can remove it. if this doesn't clear it, look up how to do black tea baths on axolotls.
Thank you! I tubbed him for a day with indian almond leaves, it fell off the next morning. I put him back in his tank due to the fact he wasn’t eating in the tub. No more fungus, and he’s back to normal :)
 

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Thank you! I tubbed him for a day with indian almond leaves, it fell off the next morning. I put him back in his tank due to the fact he wasn’t eating in the tub. No more fungus, and he’s back to normal :)
awesome! so good to hear :)
 
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  • the:
    she should be ok as axolotls can regenerate limbs, the only this i would say is to mabey feed the male more as this type of behavuor is uslay down to hunger.
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    hey, anyone know how long bloodworms can stay in an axolotl tank before they begin to rot and cause an ammonia spike?
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  • melon:
    I think it is always best to get them out asap but probably two days or so.
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    its around 3 small pieces in the tank. Since i've just moved homes, my axolotl is still at my old house. Yesterday i fed him bloodworms and he missed a few. I couldnt get them out without a turkey baster and decided to let them sit because i was gonna move him to the house tomorrow. But now its late and I dont have a car and my dad wont drive me. Will he be fine?
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  • melon:
    I would think so i would just try to get them out tomorrow
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    yeah, im heading over tomorrow morning to move him to this house and feed him. Thanks for the help!
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    So my axolotl tank cycle just crashed and while i was in the middle of a water change my bucket overflowed and spilled water all of the ground in my brand new home. This is going super well 👍
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    ooff
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    good luck recycling the tank!
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    do the classifieds still exist?
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    nevermind! off my game tonight
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    Im so frustrated right now. My axolotl WONT eat and my tank still isnt looking too good. Some extra stress i needed.
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  • John:
    Sorry to hear that Shane. Did you post about it?
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    No, I havent. Im not really sure why he wont eat. Hes in a 1 gallon tub and still a juvenile. When i offer food he swims away from it. Does he need some extra time? or is this something I should be worried about.
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  • JulMl:
    Hello everyone! I’m new in this world and i need some advices please! I have 2 axolotl babies and currently the water from the tank is from bottled water ( all parameters are good) but i want to change 50% of the water with city tap water. My question is how to change it? Do i need to get axis out, do the change, add the prime, wait (how much?) until its dechlorinated or i can add the tap water directly into the tank with axis in it, and add the prime conditioner? Thank you!!
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    1. You dont need to take them out of the tank to change the water as long as you pour it in slow as to not rattle them around too much
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    2. add the prime to your tap water, for most conditioners the consensus is 5 minutes of waiting time
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    3.After 5 minutes it should be safe to add
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    Thank you so much !!
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    I private messaged you a bit clearer instructions just in case
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    Where can I get blackworms?
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  • John:
    Ebay or Eastern Aquatics
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    Does anyone know someone who can ship axolotls to hawaii? I recently did a water change and my axolotl died and there are no axos for sale right now.
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