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Post Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:51 am   Res one foot discolored

Hello, I have a fairly young res (under a year old) that I've had for 6 months. His shell is about 3 inches long, and he is currently in a 50 gallon tank that has a double filter, 72 degree water temp, and a floating turtle dock. There are a few goldfish and a sucker fish with him that he had been living with quote harmoniously this past half year. He's active, eating, basking and swimming. Last week i noticed that his one front foot/claw is milky white or almost faded in color compared to his other 3. I thought it might be some shedding skin, but it has not changed. Today, I tried rubbing it gently with a cotton swab, but nothing came off or changed. It does not seem to fit the descriptions or pictures I've seen for fungal infections. I'm getting concerned and would appreciate some advice! Should I try the saltwater baths or sulfa dips? Or should I give it more time to see what happens. Thank you in advance!

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:01 am   Re: Res one foot discolored

It does look a bit odd. Does he bask normally? Does he bite that foot?
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Post Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:13 pm   Re: Res one foot discolored

Yes, normal basking, and I haven't seen him biting it
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Post Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:45 am   Re: Res one foot discolored

I posted a reply, but it's been almost 12 hours and I don't see it... yes, he is basking normal, the same has he always has. And I haven't seen him bite that foot at all
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Post Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:48 am   Re: Res one foot discolored

Here's another pic

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:15 am   Re: Res one foot discolored

It looks swollen in that last picture. I'd have a vet check it out... could be fungal or worse. If its fungal, it might be treated simply.
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Post Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:29 pm   Re: Res one foot discolored

It's not swollen. It's the same size as his other foot. Must be an illusion. I'll try a fungal treatment before I take him to a vet because The closest one to me is over an hour away! I'll post my results here
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Post Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:12 pm   Re: Res one foot discolored

Alright, good luck! There is mention of some skin treatments here: http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/Care/medshell.htm
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