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TheoMaxwell

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Hi all, this is my first time posting here. I have recently noticed a splotch on my 4-year-old axolotl. I have a feeling this will require a salt bath but I would like to make sure before putting her through that.

This appears to be the only spot, but there is something behind her right arm. Can anyone offer advice?

Thank you all in advance!
 

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Jaeger

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Hi all, this is my first time posting here. I have recently noticed a splotch on my 4-year-old axolotl. I have a feeling this will require a salt bath but I would like to make sure before putting her through that.

This appears to be the only spot, but there is something behind her right arm. Can anyone offer advice?

Thank you all in advance!
From what i can see I wouldnt worry too much. It looks like one of those spots on the ground that just stuck onto her skin, try see if she swims does it fall of? Or it could be the slime coat shed a bit and something got attached to it. If she starts to develop more i would probably get it checked at a vet. Im sorry i have never seen anything like that.
 

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Please help me. I don't know what this is or how to treat it. I have already been fridging and doing salt baths.
 

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    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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    Sorry to hear that Shane. Did you post about it?
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    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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    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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  • Sylvia88:
    Hello I'm wondering if fridging axolotl is necessary when giving it a salt bath? My fridge is unpredictable it just changes from freezing temperature to melting by itself. And driving me crazy. So I would not be keen to put my axie in these because of the sudden temperature changes it may experience. Can I leave him in a clean dechlorinated water tub in some of the room? Would I then need to refrigerate the salt water ? Or would I just keep it in a same room temperature?! I have everything ready for him to get a salt bath but just wanted to check about this fridging before I do ( waited for approval to join the forum:)
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    FYI I noticed a white fluffy strings on his gills yesterday. And looking through the forum and some pictures it looks like fungus .
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    Oh I thought you meant my axolotl lol
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    I read the fridge is for if they're stressed or huge infections and erratic temp changes will cause stress
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    If the water is already cool then the infection might prefer cold water
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    Quetzalotl: If the water is already cool then the infection might prefer cold water +1
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