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Post Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:59 pm   Is it shedding or its shell rot? Need help and advice!

Heres the story my baby turtle is about 7-8 month old and He is about 1.5 to 2inches long.
His diet are turtle pellet, floating stick, calcium block and some green veggie. I feed him daily and change the water once a week
I have a 50 watt basking light a res 10.0 uvb compact fluorescent lamp and a water filter.
recently I notice there is something different about my turtle's shell. Please help identify if this is a shell rot.
my turtle is also shedding skin at the moment. Should I be worry about that too?


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:56 pm   Re: Is it shedding or its shell rot? Need help and advice!

I don't anything wrong. Not seeing any shell rot or shedding, is the areas around the seams what you are concerned about?

*edit - It does look a little off, maybe some slight shedding around the edges though it does not appear obvious.
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Post Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:32 am   Re: Is it shedding or its shell rot? Need help and advice!

steve wrote:I don't anything wrong. Not seeing any shell rot or shedding, is the areas around the seams what you are concerned about?

*edit - It does look a little off, maybe some slight shedding around the edges though it does not appear obvious.

Yes the areas around the seams is what I am worry about.
The shell feels hard on middle but a bit bouncy(Not soft) on the edges of the shell.
I dont really have any experience on shell condition so this makes me freak-out
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Post Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:38 pm   Re: Is it shedding or its shell rot? Need help and advice!

I'd just keep an eye on it for now. Also, don't trust those digital probe thermometers, they can be very inaccurate.
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