New axolotl sick??

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Hi guys,

So basically I’m just looking for abit of advice, I purchased a axolotl from a local pet shop last week, I had already cycled my tank checked all the water levels which was fine even took a sample to the pet shop for them to test which was also fine. Anyway the first day I got the axolotl I’d left him in the bag floating in my tank n gone to work. Around a hour later dad had sent me a video of him in his tank doing fine. It wasn’t until I got home the next day I had noticed he has very small feathery bits on his gills and very little at that, I has also noticed he had half of toe missing on one foot! Now I have been monitoring him since and he’s eating fine, seems settled in the tank, I am making regular water changes removing waste etc and to me he seems happy. I’m just wondering is this something I should be worried about or was he maybe just kept in poor conditions prior to me getting him? I’ve attached some pictures so you guys can have a look at what u mean, thanks in advance E :happy: x
 

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Looks like he wasn't kept in great conditions so his gills have been damaged at some point. He should be OK but he won't get big feathery gills back.
 

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Thanks for the reply John, yeah that’s what I was thinking �� I have ordered him some Indian almond leaves to see if it helps as I read somewhere they do!
 

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Thanks for the reply John, yeah that’s what I was thinking �� I have ordered him some Indian almond leaves to see if it helps as I read somewhere they do!
I wouldn't get my hopes up - those don't really do much aside from release tannins into the water which make it more acidic.
 
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