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Fungus or shedding?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:30 am
by Tristanlee
My young red slider has cotton wool like substances mostly on the shell and just the underside of it's shell.

Can someone tell me if it's Fingus or shedding?

Re: Fungus or shedding?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:38 am
by steve
If it's on the shell, its likely fungus. Can you post pictures of it (wet and dry)? There is also a link to a few questions in my signature, would you be able to answer some of those?

Re: Fungus or shedding?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:59 am
by litefoot
These are the questions if you can't find them copy / paste to your post and answer in some detail please:



How big is your turtle?
How long have you had it?

What is the water temperature?
Did you use a thermometer?
Are you using a water heater?
How much water is in there?
Are you using a water conditioner?
Are you using any filtration?

What is the basking temperature?
Is there a basking light?
Is there a basking platform that is easy to climb on?
What kind is it or what is it made out of?
Is there a UVB light?

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

How big is the tank/pond/enclosure?
Is the tank near a window?
Is the tank in a room with a lot of activity?

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

Is there any other unusual activity/symptoms?