Axolotls are knobs.
A blog for my axolotls: photos, updates, feelings, everything.
As well as information, advice and useful tips about axolotl care and breeding. Unless otherwise stated, all content belongs to me.
I'm a breeder from New Zealand, and am always happy to answer your questions, or set-up connections with other NZer's in the business.
Dickie - wildtype female
Ziggy - largest, golden albino, female
Hephaestion - Leucistic male (tumblrfamous)
Haku - dirty leucistic male
Charles - Female golden albino with a freckle
Eugene - male golden albino
Zazu - Pale golden albino alien
Bobby Corwen - Golden albino, Eugene impersonator and offspring of Charles and Eugene.
Captain Grouch - a grumpy wee wildtype
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If the fungus is no longer visible, definitely stop the saltbaths. I would give her a few more days to feel better, she probably doesn’t feel better yet and won’t be ready to eat. Be careful to keep an eye on the water parameter levels, since you’ve done a 100% water change. They may fluctuate and get spikes, which won’t help her situation. Has the size of her gills (stalk or feathers) changed?
It sounds like she was given a meal that was waaayyy too large! You sound like you know what you are doing, but just in case, as a reminder, nitrites and ammonia should be at 0, not ‘low’, anything over 1ppm is toxic and can kill within a very short time. Nitrates are good up to 40.
Anyway, don’t think that’s the problem. I would say give her a few days to settle, and digest what she has eaten. Is she a wee axolotl? Once she has pooped or regurgitated more, start feeding her. If she doesn’t do either, wait 24 hours before trying, and keep the portion small. Axolotls tend not to poop until they are filling up with new food to take it’s place, so she may not go without feeding.
:) Thanks for the question, good luck with her!
Just bought a car, so I don’t have to risk posting the mosaic again :) Also means I can buy some cool aquarium stuff and don’t have to worry about weighing down my suitcase! Woop woop!
Did you condition it before putting it in the tank, and left it to sit for awhile? It sounds like the water is hurting him, as if the treatment hasn’t come into effect yet. When you say it went white, is it oozing white, or the colour has completely changed on the actual gill?
Partial water changes are always best, as the complete change is very stressful (Depending on how you do it, the water quality is different, temperature is different, the flow of it being poured in etc). It could just be stress from that, but it sounds more serious. How long has it been since the water change?