madison asked in PetsReptiles · 1 month ago

My axolotl hasn’t had a water change ?

I forgot to water change my axolotl tank for a few months because I’ve been overwhelmed with school. My axolotl seems fine and I’m doing a water change right now but I’m panicking that she’ll die. Will she? 

2 Answers

  • oikoσ
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Nothing lives forever. As to whether you have done any damage to her, if she seems fine, she probably IS fine.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    If there is too much nitrogenous compounds in her tank water, then she could get sick and die. "[Nitrate] is produced by fish wastes, rotting leftover food, and decomposing plant matter. ... While ammonia and nitrite are highly toxic to fish, nitrate is much less so. However, as nitrate accumulates, fish will eventually be affected. The level of nitrate cannot be detected directly, as it is invisible and odorless."

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