Urgent Care :: Top and bottom shell decay or infection?

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:04 pm   Top and bottom shell decay or infection?

How big is your turtle? 5inches
How long have you had it? 3months give or take

What is the water temperature? Always warm not hot not cold, idk temp
Did you use a thermometer?no
Are you using a water heater?yes
How much water is in there?50 gallon tank with about 30 gallons of water
Are you using a water conditioner? Yes, ( "reptisafe")
Are you using any filtration?No.

What is the basking temperature? I dont know.
Is there a basking light? Yes there a basking light.
Is there a basking platform that is easy to climb on? Yes.
What kind is it or what is it made out of? hard plastic (https://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-Aquatic- ... B00CYDEARU)
Is there a UVB light? Yes!

What have you been trying to feed it? zoo med natural aquatic turtle food ( floating pellets)
When was the last time your turtle ate? before I wrote this (he eats well) also loves feeder fish eats them like candy...

How big is the tank/pond/enclosure? 50 gallons, 30gallons full of water
Is the tank near a window? No.
Is the tank in a room with a lot of activity? No. the side with activity is blacked out.

Have you read the Basic Care section? Yes
Have you searched the forums for similar situations? Yes

Is there any other unusual activity/symptoms? He hits his face while he swims.. all the time but I think thats okay?
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Post Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:07 am   Re: Top and bottom shell decay or infection?

The pictures are not clear enough for me to see shell decay or infection. The carapace (top shell) does look like there is some initial shedding going on.
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