Hi i was told my axie has fungus ive had him for about a month and ive seen no chnges in his coloration but an expert seen him and said he has fungus so i would like a second opinion and also what morph is he and of hes wild type is this a usual pigment for wild types
Could you tell me if my axie has fungus had my water tested said everything was fine bur someone said he has fungus his pigment hasnt changed since i got him and what type is he if hes wild type is this a usual pgment for a wild type
I am no expert, but looking at the pictures in the other thread I couldn't really tell. Why don't you try posting clearer pictures of your lotl, especially of the gills, then maybe someone here can figure out if your axie has a fungal infection.
I'd say a wildtype, especially seeing the gold ring in the eyes. I can't see any fungus in the pictures. If it's white and fluffy yes it's fungus, if the skin is peeling then it's a slime coat issue. If it's the shiny bits on the skin then it's just the pigment. Hope this helps
I would say since it was the weekend it may be hard for a lot of people to come online. While waiting it helps to check other threads about fungus as it may help you identify it. It's better to just make one post because it'll be hard for everyone and yourself to keep track of them all. I think I responded to one of yours.
The real value in this forum are the years of backlogged posts with photos and discussions of various issues.
I wouldn't judge this forum's value or usefulness on how many people can reply to your threads. Searching for fungus, gill fungus, or even gills, will give you lots of examples of animals with fungus and without to compare to your own animal.
Chances are high that the people who did view your posts just couldn't reply with absolute confidence. You have to remember that most of us are just fellow keepers and learning ourselves.
Combined with the fact that over the weekend many people don't have time to access a forum. For example, last weekend I was on the north shore doing plant collection and identification for my university's herbarium and didn't have access to the internet for the vast majority of the trip.
I wouldn't be so quick to rule out this site as being useful, it's a wonderful tool for information gathering with many helpful threads on treatments, example setups, food quality tables, and links to more sites with all sorts of info. There's definitely more here than just waiting on replies to a thread.
I've merged all your posts together so all the information is in one spot.
Along the green bar at the top pf the page is a 'search' function button. While waiting for answers you could use that, if you type in 'fungus' you'll see posts with pictures and answers to reference your question. Also in the black bar under the banner is a tab saying ' Caudata Sites', in there are two sites dedicated to axolotl care.
One of the most common problems posted on this forum is axolotl fungus concerns, quite frankly all your answers will have been addressed there. I do appreciate that it is horrible waiting for answers when we are worried about the health of our pets, but this forum is amazing. There is a wealth of advice and information stored here over the years for easy for access. We are very fortunate to have this site.
I think a good way to tell if something is pigment or fungus would be VERY GENTLY to lightly brush it with something, a toothpick, a q tip, and if it comes off at all it would be fungus. What do you all think about that method?
Hi I have 2 4in juveniles (I’ve had them about 2 weeks and they are doing well I think they’ve grown a little already honestly) but I am supposed to go on a 5-6 day vacation in October about 3-4 months from now. I am wondering how I should go about their care when I am gone. I thought about putting them in separate (fairly big) containers with live plants and/or bubblers with a fan in the dark and either fridging them (my last plan) but I am hoping to to either have someone I trust come feed them and turkey baste waste out or just leave them out and clean the containers before we leave and have someone come check on them once or twice. Does any of this sound like a good or bad idea? I want the best for them. All help appreciated
Hi, so I have 2 male axolotls and about an hour ago they were both perfectly fine and now only one of them has his tail curling up and his gills are slightly curled?? But other than that they’re both acting normally
Does anyone have any idea how to help with high ammonia levels? I have the API freshwater master kit and everything else’s test results were great besides ammonia. I did a 50% water change and I use API products including ammonia lock.
Help! I got my first axolotl two days ago and they have stopped eating. They ate a few frozen blood worms the first day and haven’t eaten or been interested in food since. I feed them frozen blood worms and the tank is around 64 degrees. I do have a filter that moves sometimes and I noticed them swimming up to it, I have a new filter and a fan coming today or tomorrow. I leave the worms in the tank or a little bit before taking them out so I don’t know if they ate when I wasn’t looking. I know it takes a while for them to digest. Does anyone have any tips or knowledge they can share? The pet store I bought them from didn’t have gravel or sand in the tank so I’m not sure if theres an issue or if I’m just impatient. Thank you!
@MuggleMiChu I would say try live black/blood worms untell they are full or just turn there head away ( that's what mine do) if that does not work try to get some live brine shrimp and see if they eat that. baby axolotl prefer live food over frozen food as the frozen food is too cold for them or they can't eat it in one go( that's if you do the blocks) mine eat chopped up frozen thawed shrimp. as for them not eating from what I have experienced with my second axolotl, I got her when she was about an inch long and she ate every day, when they start getting 3-4 inches long they will gradually slow down there eating. and if you really want to do substrate I would do sand because if they do ingest a little bit it won't hurt them.
Thank you so much for the information and advice! They are eating again, they ate a lot today. I think it might have been stress from the move or digesting old food, I also noticed they ate some of the food left in the tank (I removed the rest). I’m going to keep the tank bare bottom.