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  1. #1

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    Unhappy Axolotl Fungus on Gills

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    Hello, I am a new axolotl owner and have recently run into some trouble. My axolotl had a little ball of white fungus-looking material on his gill, which has recently detached (The ball, not the gill)

    There's still a little bit of white fuzz on his gill, and I have put him in a quarantine tank. I read online that salt baths would help, and so I've tried that, but after the salt baths his gills go really pale and he doesn't move much (He usually is very active). He seems very listless and doesn't eat, when before the salt baths he had a huge appetite. I have some tetracycline that I can use, but I read that it could be an irritant to his skin.

    I don't know what to do, the salt baths seem to really stress him out, and the tetracycline could irritate his skin. The fungus ball fell off before I started the salt baths, and so I was thinking that he might get better if I just leave him alone.

    The water is currently at 18-19 C (~65 F) and has zero ammonia and nitrites. The water in his old tank had similar parameters, and I change the water (30%) weekly.

    What do you guys think I should do?

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    Tetracycline works best at a ph below 7.0.

    Have you tried methylene blue?

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    I haven't, but I'm worried about what could happen with fish antibiotics, since they're not designed for axolotls and could badly irritate their skin.

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