Spots on a cyanurus

Autumncrossing

New member
Joined
Aug 16, 2014
Messages
155
Reaction score
1
Points
0
Location
United States, Florida
Country
United States
Hi everyone,
After my cynops cyanurus named Cinder shed I noticed he had little black spots. Is this just a new skin pattern or do you think I should be concerned? He is otherwise eating fantastic and behaving as normal.
Thanks!
ImageUploadedByTapatalk1415498949.459172.jpgImageUploadedByTapatalk1415498962.541160.jpg
 

Chinadog

Super Moderator
Staff member
Joined
May 8, 2013
Messages
2,685
Reaction score
67
Points
48
Location
Chesterfield, England
Country
England
It's hard to say from the pictures. The only things I can find that look anything like that are Tuberculosis, or gas bubble disease, but I'm still not sure. Are they getting bigger or spreading at all?
 

Autumncrossing

New member
Joined
Aug 16, 2014
Messages
155
Reaction score
1
Points
0
Location
United States, Florida
Country
United States
It's not gas bubble disease as far as I can tell... He doesn't show any of the symptoms and it doesn't look like that. Not to mention I don't have high levels of gas in my tank. the spots aren't getting bigger or spreading I don't think.. I've never heard of tuberculosis in newts and I couldn't find any information on it from a google search, could you provide me with some information about it? Thanks again for your help
 

Azhael

Site Contributor
Joined
May 7, 2007
Messages
6,645
Reaction score
92
Points
0
Location
Burgos
Country
Spain
Display Name
Rodrigo
It could be a skin fungus, it's difficult to say. What is for sure is that something is wrong because that newt should not be spending any significant time on land. What are your parameters? You should get rid of the filter, that current is definitely not doing the newt any good and is likely causing stress. You can substitute it for lots of live plants.
 

Autumncrossing

New member
Joined
Aug 16, 2014
Messages
155
Reaction score
1
Points
0
Location
United States, Florida
Country
United States
Whatever it was has disappeared, I think maybe he was just shedding and it looked weird or debris or something? Who knows but I'm glad it's gone! Azhael the newt is a juvenile, also he spends most his day in the water he just comes up on land when it's feeding time I feed him cut up night crawler with tweezers :) I thought it was a good time to take a picture so we could get a better view of him. Ammonia is 0, nitrite is 0 and nitrate is 5, ph 7.4 and the water temp is 65 F. In terms of the filter I hate using it but right now I only have a couple amazon swords and some java moss in there because the rest of his plants are in quarantine (i had an outbreak of dragonfly larvae come in from some plants in my other tank and i wanted to be careful.). Regardless it doesn't seem to bother him short term it's flowing through two logs to break the current and it set it on it's lowest setting. Thanks for the input guys!
 

Azhael

Site Contributor
Joined
May 7, 2007
Messages
6,645
Reaction score
92
Points
0
Location
Burgos
Country
Spain
Display Name
Rodrigo
Juveniles of this species are highly aquatic so i still think something is amiss if it's spending time on land regularly. Glad the spots have gone away, keep an eye out in case they come back.
 
General chit-chat
Help Users
  • No one is chatting at the moment.
  • Junaz:
    Thank you, I appreciate it. I'll look up ammonia and nitrate lockers, and see if I can find someone who can help me with cycling the tank with her in there. She still is looking and acting ok so I hope everything turns out ok. Thanks for the advice
    +1
    Unlike
  • madcaplaughs:
    Hey @Junaz. It appears your tank is uncycled. You'll need to purchase a source of ammonia (i.e., Dr. Tim's Aquatics ammonium chloride) to cycle the tank with. Dose the tank up to 2ppm (bottle says 4 drops/gal=2ppm. This is false. 2 drops/gal=2ppm) daily until you've build up a bacteria colony that is able to convert 2ppm of ammonia into 0ppm ammonia and 0ppm nitrite in 24hr. You'll want to tub your axolotl immediately and while you cycle as these levels are extremely toxic. To tub, just use a food-grade tub large enough for the axolotl to extend itself and turn around in, and perform daily 100% water changes. Make sure your water is dechlorianted (and make sure your dechlorinator has no aloe or iodine, both of these are toxic to axolotls). If you have any more questions about cycling or axolotls, PM me :)
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chamoxnle:
    My new axolotl enjoys floating. He doesn't seem stressed, or like he's being forced to float. He just likes to chill at the top. Why do some enjoy floating around? Most of my other axolotls are content staying stationary, but this one just continues to move, only stopping to eat. Again, he doesn't seem stressed, and it's not a fretful swim.
    +1
    Unlike
  • MadamePirateOwl:
    Hi, Im fairly new to keeping axolotls. I have to lil buddies that I got a few months back. They were doing fine, up until a month ago when one got fungus in his gills. Took him out to fridge him, then the other guy got it too. I'm currently fridging both and doing salt baths for one (not enough fridge space to keep that much pretreated water for both at the same time). Its been hard to tell if its helping or not and then about a week and half ago one of my axies had a bunch of weird white goop in the water. I immediately changed it, happened a tiny bit again, then seemed to be okay. I had returned him to the tank, but it happened again. Back to the fridge but wanted hear from people who knew more
    +1
    Unlike
  • MadamePirateOwl:
    I have pictures. Tried looking through other peoples questions, but couldnt find the same white goop.
    +1
    Unlike
  • MadamePirateOwl:
    @Kailynom My cousin (who i got my baby axies from) had the same problem. She developed an allergy to the bloodworms she was feeding them and it got really bad. To the point where her throat would close up just being around the bloodworms. Happened within a few months. Be safe :)
    +1
    Unlike
  • madcaplaughs:
    @MadamePirateOwl Fridging is best left to life-or-death situations, and salt baths are unnecessarily harsh, stressful, and abrasive. I'd suggest doing tea baths instead (using caffeinated black tea, where the only ingredient is black tea).
    +1
    Unlike
  • MadamePirateOwl:
    so no idea what the goop is?
    +1
    Unlike
  • madcaplaughs:
    Hard to tell without a photo, but might be algae or fungus floating. Water changes will take care of that.
    +1
    Unlike
  • MadamePirateOwl:
    It definitely came from the axolotl. Looked to be mixed into poo the first time. Can I post the photos here?
    +1
    Unlike
  • MadamePirateOwl:
    Im not actually sure how i would post it. It seems to want a link
    +1
    Unlike
  • MadamePirateOwl:
    Its fairly thick and chunky
    +1
    Unlike
  • MadamePirateOwl:
    (Also thanks for your patience and help!)
    +1
    Unlike
  • madcaplaughs:
    You could always upload the photo to imgur and link it back here
    +1
    Unlike
  • Unlike
  • Unlike
  • MadamePirateOwl:
    The second image was how it looked the first time, it was mixed with some other poop like stuff. after that its been small and without the poopy stuff
    +1
    Unlike
  • madcaplaughs:
    The second photo looks reminiscent of partially-digested worms, though I've never seen anything like that. Have you checked your parameters lately?
    +1
    Unlike
  • MadamePirateOwl:
    Right now theyre in smaller tubs that i do daily water changes in
    +1
    Unlike
  • MadamePirateOwl:
    I'll admit Ive bought test strips but they havent come in yet
    +1
    Unlike
  • MadamePirateOwl:
    I use Prime to dechlorinate the water, which was recommend by the girl I got them from
    +1
    Unlike
  • madcaplaughs:
    For now I'd tub the axolotl and do daily 100% water changes until you're able to test your parameters
    +1
    Unlike
  • madcaplaughs:
    I'd also recommend ordering a liquid test kit such as the API Freshwater Master Test Kit since strips are generally unreliable and inaccurate.
    +1
    Unlike
  • MadamePirateOwl:
    Okay, thank you for your help and advice :)
    +1
    Unlike
  • k.em:
    anybody growing tylototriton?
    +2
    Unlike
    k.em: anybody growing tylototriton? +2
    Top