Post-fungus, not improving?

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Hi all,

I've had my axolotl for about 6 months, after purchasing him as a juvenile. He's recently had a bout of fungus following (I think) the heating coming on for the winter. Following a salt bath regimen the external fungus has gone but his recovery seems to have plateaued somewhat. He's still dealing with the following:

Pinker colouration
Shrunken gills
Frequent gill flicking
Frequently surfaces for air
Floats more than usual
Much more obvious veins on tail
Refusing food (this is the biggest concern to me)
Some white patching around his back fin

He's in a tub at the moment and getting 100% water changes daily. I'm just not sure whether there's anything else I can be doing at the moment? I'm not sure if fridging is a step too far at this stage Any pointers would be greatly appreciated!

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From the description it looks like your water quality and/or temp is not correct. The fungus may have been a result of this and was not the original problem but a symptom. Check your water peramiters are ok , if they are you may have a hyper sensative axolotl, i have one who falls apart in anything but optimal conditions whilst his tank mates are fine.
 

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Thanks Nai Live,

I guess my question is now that he's in clean dechlorinated water all the time, is his refusal of food related to the recovery process? He hasn't eaten in about a week and a half and I'm not sure whether I should be worrying yet. He's done a couple of poos since then but these appear to have stopped so he should be cleaned out by now :confused:
 

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Just keep trying to feed him, if hes out of sorts and been messed about with by beign moved he may go off his food for a bit. A couple of weeks without foods not a major problem but should be monitored.
 
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    That jungle fungus clear. I've been dealing with some fungus with my axolotl on and off this summer. The Holtsfreter solution and water changes just seem to do the trick after a bit
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