Caudata.org: Newts and Salamanders Portal

Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!
Did you know that registered users see fewer ads? Register today!

What happened to my axolotl?

Icemantom2

New member
Joined
Jul 17, 2021
Messages
3
Reaction score
0
Location
Quebec
Hi everyone, just finished feeding my axolotls to realise one of them seems to be hurt pretty badly. I dont know what could have happen. He doesnt use it’s leg at all when swiming nor standing on it. Have you ever seen something like this? I know axolotls can regenerate parta of their bodies, but do you think he could get trough this?
 

Attachments

  • C0A6445D-6965-4971-A4B1-E3A125C300F2.jpeg
    C0A6445D-6965-4971-A4B1-E3A125C300F2.jpeg
    1.5 MB · Views: 225
  • 04D791AD-E233-4B97-B9FA-49C49871CFE6.jpeg
    04D791AD-E233-4B97-B9FA-49C49871CFE6.jpeg
    1.7 MB · Views: 12

Dr. Phil

New member
Joined
Mar 29, 2021
Messages
25
Reaction score
6
Location
Tidewater, Virginia
You wrote 'axolotls' - you've got more than one in there? That sure looks like he was bitten by a tank mate during feeding. I just had to separate my two fully grown ones for the very same reason - so, yeah, I have seen something like this. My two sometimes get uncomfortably close to each other during feeding. I would suggest a tank divider or putting them in separate tanks. As long as your water quality is good and there is no sign of infection, he will recover.
 

Icemantom2

New member
Joined
Jul 17, 2021
Messages
3
Reaction score
0
Location
Quebec
You wrote 'axolotls' - you've got more than one in there? That sure looks like he was bitten by a tank mate during feeding. I just had to separate my two fully grown ones for the very same reason - so, yeah, I have seen something like this. My two sometimes get uncomfortably close to each other during feeding. I would suggest a tank divider or putting them in separate tanks. As long as your water quality is good and there is no sign of infection, he will recover.
Thanks i like to read that it will be fine. It’s weird though, they have been together for almost a year and never had anyone bite nor scratched and they are always side to aide and curled up together. First time it happens. I think i will keep them in the same tank still but if something ever happens again i’ll separate them
 
General chit-chat
Help Users
  • No one is chatting at the moment.
  • melon:
    I think it is always best to get them out asap but probably two days or so.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Shane_Yogurt:
    its around 3 small pieces in the tank. Since i've just moved homes, my axolotl is still at my old house. Yesterday i fed him bloodworms and he missed a few. I couldnt get them out without a turkey baster and decided to let them sit because i was gonna move him to the house tomorrow. But now its late and I dont have a car and my dad wont drive me. Will he be fine?
    +1
    Unlike
  • melon:
    I would think so i would just try to get them out tomorrow
    +1
    Unlike
  • Shane_Yogurt:
    yeah, im heading over tomorrow morning to move him to this house and feed him. Thanks for the help!
    +1
    Unlike
  • Shane_Yogurt:
    So my axolotl tank cycle just crashed and while i was in the middle of a water change my bucket overflowed and spilled water all of the ground in my brand new home. This is going super well 👍
    +2
    Unlike
  • the:
    ooff
    +1
    Unlike
  • the:
    good luck recycling the tank!
    +1
    Unlike
  • Roach:
    do the classifieds still exist?
    +1
    Unlike
  • Roach:
    nevermind! off my game tonight
    +1
    Unlike
  • Shane_Yogurt:
    Im so frustrated right now. My axolotl WONT eat and my tank still isnt looking too good. Some extra stress i needed.
    +1
    Unlike
  • John:
    Sorry to hear that Shane. Did you post about it?
    +1
    Unlike
  • Shane_Yogurt:
    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.
    +1
    Unlike
  • JulMl:
    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!!
    +1
    Unlike
  • Asmold1:
    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
    +1
    Unlike
  • Asmold1:
    2. add the prime to your tap water, for most conditioners the consensus is 5 minutes of waiting time
    +1
    Unlike
  • Asmold1:
    3.After 5 minutes it should be safe to add
    +1
    Unlike
  • JulMl:
    Thank you so much !!
    +1
    Unlike
  • Asmold1:
    I private messaged you a bit clearer instructions just in case
    +2
    Unlike
  • tammyaxie:
    Where can I get blackworms?
    +1
    Unlike
  • John:
    Ebay or Eastern Aquatics
    +1
    Unlike
  • noahc808:
    Does anyone know someone who can ship axolotls to hawaii? I recently did a water change and my axolotl died and there are no axos for sale right now.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    GadgetInspector has left the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    GadgetInspector has joined the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    Captive Bread has left the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    Captive Bread has joined the room.
    +1
    Unlike
    Chat Bot: Captive Bread has joined the room. +1
    Top