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Post Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:38 pm   bloody mucus + acting strange

i just walked into the room and my turtle was basking. he jumped off the dock to follow me in the water and immediately a red mucus started coming from his mouth- it's not loose blood, but kind of a gel like substance. he's done this once before but that was after hed fallen out of his tank and i put him back in and he hasnt done it since until just now. i took what i could out of the tank with a net

he's also acting like he's afraid of me. he usually comes up to the front of the tank and scratches like he wants to come out and see me but he seemed to panic and rammed himself into the back corner if the tank frantically. ive never seen him act like that before.

he doesnt have any small pebbles in his tank, only a hide log, 2 fake plants, a piece of small dirftwood, and some larger rocks. it's bare bottom.

he seems to be back to normal now. this all happened in the span of maybe 5 minutes

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How big is your turtle? about 8 inches
How long have you had it? a little over a month

What is the water temperature? 78 degress Fahrenheit
Did you use a thermometer? yes
Are you using a water heater? yes
How much water is in there? it's a 50 gallon tank and it's almost full to the top (i plan to upgrade him asap)
Are you using a water conditioner? yes, seachem prime
Are you using any filtration? he has 3 filters

What is the basking temperature? around 90 degrees
Is there a basking light? yes
Is there a basking platform that is easy to climb on? yes
What kind is it or what is it made out of? the dock is a zoomed floating turtle dock
Is there a UVB light? yes

What have you been trying to feed it? he gets several different types of high quality pellets and the occasional mealworm snack
When was the last time your turtle ate? this morning

How big is the tank/pond/enclosure? 50 gallons
Is the tank near a window? yes but it's not in direct sunlight
Is the tank in a room with a lot of activity? no

Have you read the Basic Care section? yes
Have you searched the forums for similar situations? yes

Is there any other unusual activity/symptoms? yes. he' acting super weird
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:11 pm   Re: bloody mucus + acting strange

I think it's probably related to the previous fall since it was very recent. Was the blood bright colored or dark?
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:33 am   Re: bloody mucus + acting strange

it's on the darker side i think
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:01 pm   Re: bloody mucus + acting strange

If it’s darker, then it’s possibly from the older injury.
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:25 pm   Re: bloody mucus + acting strange

but i still dont know what the injury is, or why he was acting so strangely, but he does have a vet appt next week so i can have it checked out then as long as it doesnt seem to require immediate attention
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Post Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:27 am   Re: bloody mucus + acting strange

Possibly a cut inside the mouth. A vet visit would be a good idea, not sure what they can find from a visual checkup though.
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