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Post Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:10 am   Turtle shell - help!

How big is your turtle? shell is about 10cm
How long have you had it? 1,5 years

What is the water temperature? 78 F
Did you use a thermometer? yes
Are you using a water heater? yes
How much water is in there? 130 Lt
Are you using a water conditioner? no
Are you using any filtration? yes

What is the basking temperature? 90 F
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? basking platform made of some floating material (?)
Is there a UVB light? yes

What have you been trying to feed it? pellets
When was the last time your turtle ate? this morning

How big is the tank/pond/enclosure? 80cm length x 40cm width x 60cm height
Is the tank near a window? no
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? Some old scutes have turned white. He seems to be shedding, but it seems to be a messy process. Other than these, he is very active, eats whatever is given to him, basks often, swims alright. (I'm aware he has some pyramiding going, I'm trying to change his diet and feed him more greens and less pellets.)

I'll be really greatful for any advice/help

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:58 am   Re: Turtle shell - help!

I mostly see some retained scutes, possible from overfeeding or irregular feedings. The white could be the start of some fungus, but I'd make sure you correct his diet first.
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Post Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:31 am   Re: Turtle shell - help!

steve wrote:I mostly see some retained scutes, possible from overfeeding or irregular feedings. The white could be the start of some fungus, but I'd make sure you correct his diet first.


Thank you for your reply! :) Yes, I'm on it. I used to feed him every morning a portion as big as his head, but I'm changing it to every other day + greens. I think the problem is that he doesn't eat the adult food (for some reason he really hates it), only the baby one and the baby food is kinda higher on proteins. I'll keep an eye on him for a few days and if I see any change for the worse on his spots I'm gonna contact his herp vet.
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Post Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:14 pm   Re: Turtle shell - help!

I think he'll look much better after one or two sheds. Just make sure he continues to bask :)
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Post Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:17 am   Re: Turtle shell - help!

Thank you so much for your help!
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Post Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:08 am   Re: Turtle shell - help!

No problem and welcome to the forum!
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