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Post Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 2:17 am   Wierd shaped hard lumps on RES

How big is your turtle? about 3" inches
How long have you had it? 2 months

What is the water temperature?
Did you use a thermometer?
Are you using a water heater? No
How much water is in there? 3/4 of the tank
Are you using a water conditioner? yes
Are you using any filtration? yes

What is the basking temperature? 32 c
Is there a basking light? No
Is there a basking platform that is easy to climb on? Yes
What kind is it or what is it made out of? Plastic
Is there a UVB light? No

What have you been trying to feed it? Pellets and Veggie
When was the last time your turtle ate? This Afternoon

How big is the tank/pond/enclosure? 16 gallons
Is the tank near a window? Yes
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? No






I have 1 RES and he seems to have a skin problem, but I'm not sure what it is. It is a hard scab like substance that is stuck to the fleshy part of his skin, pretty much where us humans have armpits. He also has one on his chin. Do you know what it is? I need help! he also peed on me and it was fluorescent yellow. Does he have a skin disease or parasite of some sort? :( he also has not been eating as much
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Post Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:15 pm   Re: Wierd shaped hard lumps on RES

What does he normally eat? Can you post closer up photos of the areas above?
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Post Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 3:07 am   Re: Wierd shaped hard lumps on RES

He normally eats ANS turtle pellets and Saki Hikari probiotic enhanced nutrient mix, along with greens. He is now struggling to eat as he will not scarf down pellets like he used to. He is now sluggish and wont jump into the water like he usually does. Is this some sort of infected wound? Should I give a salt bath? or try dry-docking him?
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Post Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:15 pm   Re: Wierd shaped hard lumps on RES

I don't recall coming across large areas of scabs, I've seen small ones come and go, but it might be unrelated to his eating issue. He's still eating but just not a lot?
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