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  • Axolou
    Axolou reacted to thrispen's post in the thread Long overdue with Like Like.
    Hey everyone, I've been lurking on this site for years, and it has proven to be an invaluable pool of knowledge for me. I am a loving...
  • Axolou
    Axolou replied to the thread New black on my axoltl?.
    Hi there, does it seem to be fluffy or on top of the skin? or does it seem like it's part of the slime/skin? If it's on top of the skin...
  • C
    Mind explaining the land portion and how you did that? Stacked rocks?
  • K
    Kendra01 replied to the thread Inquiry.
    This is what hit tanksetup looks like you can see him running for the air filter in the back lol
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  • Axolou
    Axolou replied to the thread Bump on her nose..
    Hi, the fact that the lip is injured as well as the bump on the head looks like she might have collided with something. Have you seen...
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    Kendra01 replied to the thread Inquiry.
    Hi there thanks for the reply! I feed guppy a full european night crawler every two days and i between days i give him a couple pellets...
  • Axolou
    I've had exactly the same experience as AMurry24537 in the past, one of my axies thought the other was food because of his sight, it was...
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  • Axolou
    Axolou replied to the thread Healthy Weight for Axolotl?.
    Yeah, you'll know when enough is enough with the worms as he'll just stop eating them when he's full as you're trying to bulk him up a...
  • Axolou
    Axolou replied to the thread Inquiry.
    One of my axies loves to hang out by our filter intake too, I think maybe he just likes the gentle sucking feeling - not sure, but he's...
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  • M
    Awesome info - going to grab some pinhead crickets and see if this guy will eat them - thank you again!
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    the1banana replied to the thread Healthy Weight for Axolotl?.
    That's more or less how I feed him. Nightcrawlers pretty on the regular, and alternating between bloodworms, brine shrimp and mysis...
  • Axolou
    Axolou replied to the thread Healthy Weight for Axolotl?.
    Yes, nightcrawlers are generally considered to be the best staple for axies in terms of nutritional value. I feed mine every other...
  • EasternRomioi3
    EasternRomioi3 replied to the thread Gills + Cycling.
    @mgbella You're welcome. I feel like, if there's a way I can help, I should try to help more with others but it's very stressful on...
  • EasternRomioi3
    She's rejecting the food? That sounds awful. I have no advice on that, just know that I wish and pray everything turns out ok. Anymore...
  • EasternRomioi3
    Well, she stopped floating but she's still not eating. It's been a week now, she's very thin.
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  • 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
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  • 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 :)
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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  • MadamePirateOwl:
    I have pictures. Tried looking through other peoples questions, but couldnt find the same white goop.
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  • 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 :)
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  • 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).
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  • MadamePirateOwl:
    so no idea what the goop is?
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  • madcaplaughs:
    Hard to tell without a photo, but might be algae or fungus floating. Water changes will take care of that.
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  • MadamePirateOwl:
    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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  • MadamePirateOwl:
    Im not actually sure how i would post it. It seems to want a link
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  • MadamePirateOwl:
    Its fairly thick and chunky
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  • MadamePirateOwl:
    (Also thanks for your patience and help!)
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  • madcaplaughs:
    You could always upload the photo to imgur and link it back here
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  • 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
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  • madcaplaughs:
    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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  • MadamePirateOwl:
    Right now theyre in smaller tubs that i do daily water changes in
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  • MadamePirateOwl:
    I'll admit Ive bought test strips but they havent come in yet
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  • MadamePirateOwl:
    I use Prime to dechlorinate the water, which was recommend by the girl I got them from
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  • madcaplaughs:
    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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  • 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.
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  • MadamePirateOwl:
    Okay, thank you for your help and advice :)
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  • k.em:
    anybody growing tylototriton?
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    k.em: anybody growing tylototriton? +1
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