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axolotl help needed please

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium Classifieds' started by ever expanding, Aug 2, 2013.


  1. ever expanding

    ever expanding PetForums Senior

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    hi just wondering if any one has any advice or tips we have just rescued an axolotl hes not in great shape she kept 2 together and his gills or frilly bits look a bit munched the other one died !!!!we are new to these and struggling to cool his water any idea where we can get a cooler/ chill must be cheap as we are on a tight budget atm or any tips internet has so much conflicting advice please
     
  2. pookiewn

    pookiewn PetForums Newbie

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    Hi,
    This is probably rather late, but hope this helps.

    Make sure the water is clean and there is as little flow from the filter as possible. If you are still struggling with the temp of the tank, put frozen bottles of water in the tank exchanging them as needed. Blow a fan across the top of the water, this can help with evaporation and bring the temp down to reasonable levels - but remember to top up as needed. I've found that doing a large water change at night and putting ice bottles helps drop the temperature and makes it easier to keep lower during the day. If you can, puut the tank in the coolest room and on the foor, it makes a massive difference.

    How are they doing? Well done for rescuing, its lovely to hear :)

    For all axie needs have a look at caudata.org, we're a friendly bunch over there and it is the most reliable source of information on how to keep them on the net.
     
  3. Tygerboots

    Tygerboots PetForums Newbie

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    I have Axolotls... theres a fantastic group on fb... called Axolotls rescue uk.. they will help you.. you probably need to tub them in water enough to cover there gills.. salt baths or tea baths.. but really you need to hand them over to a professional... Xx
     
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