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Post Posted: Wed May 18, 2016 7:23 pm   RES Turtle

Hello, my daughter has a RES turtle and she is acting strange. She hasn't eaten in three days and she keeps swimming around the tank in a very confused manner. Plus she keeps holding in her front right leg while she is trying to swim. she does have some white spots on her shell and we have been scrubbing it off with betadine. Can you give us some advice on what the problem may be. Thank you Yalanda Fish
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Post Posted: Thu May 19, 2016 7:20 am   Re: RES Turtle

Hi, how old/big is the turtle? What are her water temperatures? Does she have a water heater? How long have you had it?
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Post Posted: Thu May 19, 2016 11:13 am   Re: RES Turtle

she is almost 4 yrs old, she is about 10 to 12 inches in length and her water temp is around 75, yes she has a water heater. we have had Scarlet for almost 4 yrs. this is the first time we have had any problems with her. as she grew, the tanks grew with her. we now have her in a 120 gallon tank.
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Post Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 11:56 am   Re: RES Turtle

I'd bump up the water temperatures a little. Have you had a chance to check her leg? Does she bite it?
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Post Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 6:24 pm   Re: RES Turtle

She appears to have a small abrasion in her shoulder area. More concerning, we noticed a sore up against her left eye.
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Post Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 8:46 pm   Re: RES Turtle

Is there another turtle in there? This could be a water quality issue.
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