Tiny red dots on golden's face

AMurry24537

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My golden axolotl has had tiny orange-ish red dots on his face for a long time (maybe forever). I think they do get more red when he's been active and kind of fade to a bit more orange when he's not. They're only present on his face face, not the rest of his body.

I don't know if this is some kind of natural coloration or if it's related to some kind of sickness. Water parameters always seem to be good and my searches online have never revealed anything conclusive, so I thought I'd ask y'all.

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Hi Murry,
It’s likely just a bit of wild type in his dna that’s causing the spots. If your parameters are fine and he’s not showing any other symtoms, itchiness, refusing to eat, constipation, etc. then I wouldn’t worry about it. Wild typing is very dominant (it’s the only natural typing after all) so it’s fairly common for it to come through a bit in the other types. Hope this helped.
 
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    so no idea what the goop is?
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    Hard to tell without a photo, but might be algae or fungus floating. Water changes will take care of that.
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    It definitely came from the axolotl. Looked to be mixed into poo the first time. Can I post the photos here?
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    Im not actually sure how i would post it. It seems to want a link
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    Its fairly thick and chunky
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    (Also thanks for your patience and help!)
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    You could always upload the photo to imgur and link it back here
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    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
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    The second photo looks reminiscent of partially-digested worms, though I've never seen anything like that. Have you checked your parameters lately?
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    Right now theyre in smaller tubs that i do daily water changes in
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    I'll admit Ive bought test strips but they havent come in yet
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    I use Prime to dechlorinate the water, which was recommend by the girl I got them from
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    For now I'd tub the axolotl and do daily 100% water changes until you're able to test your parameters
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    Okay, thank you for your help and advice :)
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