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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-03-2014, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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I've recently added an axolotl to my collection, but think that it is slightly stressed, as the end of its tail has no color, and there are other white spots on its body. It has been this way since I got it. Is this something that I need to worry about? Any other suggestions for it would be great.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-03-2014, 06:13 PM
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Hey there! I'm not an axolotl expert, Whoops sorry sand is fine! I was thinking of gravel

axolotl's need very low temps, around 68 degrees Fahrenheit. What temp is your tank kept at? High temps will stress it out too.

here's a link to a great short resource guide:

Also, Kai-Ni on tumblr is an axolotl owner and is highly knowledgeable about them, so if you want you can ask them for tips. They're very nice and try to be as helpful as possible!

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Thanks, I'll go and explore that site.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-10-2015, 08:51 PM
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ive got 3 axolotls myself
my wild type had a white tip on his tail, he was getting it caught i the filter intake though
I added a sponge to cover the intake and it went away
he likes to float around the tank sometimes and would float into the intake -_- he would get his gills caught and his tail
took me a bit of investigation to figure it out
I would check your filter intake ad add a mesh screen or some sponge and see if that helps
he could be getting it caught on something else as well

for stress indicators you would look for curled gills and a curled tail like this:

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