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Post Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:45 pm   Flaky red skin on RES neck

Hey all this is my first post we have 2 RES turtles. Franklin (9years) and Raphael (6years) they are both homed in a 120 gallon happy tank. Recently (today) we noticed that Franklin has some flakes skin coming off his neck. No other change in behavior or habits or habitat. Wondering if we should be overly concerned? Thanks. will try to post a picture once a figure it out.
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Post Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:54 am   Re: Flaky red skin on RES neck

A pic will help. If it's thin, translucent and wispy, then it's normal skin shedding. However, turtles like to attack around the neck area, so you might be dealing with that situation.
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Post Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:38 am   Re: Flaky red skin on RES neck

They do fight sometimes but typically Franklin is the most aggressive one. So it is a little odd that he is the one with the issue.
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Post Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:46 am   Re: Flaky red skin on RES neck

Yes, I think those are from bites. It will likely escalate between them, I would recommend separating them. Franklin also looks to have some fungus on his shell.
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