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Post Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:59 pm   Help - RES Dying?

How big is your turtle? 12 inches
How long have you had it? 8 years

What is the water temperature? 75F
Did you use a thermometer? Yes
Are you using a water heater? Yes
How much water is in there? 125 gallons
Are you using a water conditioner? No
Are you using any filtration? Yes - Fluval FX6

What is the basking temperature? High 80s
Is there a basking light? Yes
Is there a basking platform that is easy to climb on? Yes, ramp leads to platform
What kind is it or what is it made out of? Plexi-glass. Turtle can easily climb up
Is there a UVB light? Yes

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

How big is the tank/pond/enclosure? 8 feet x 1 1/2 feet
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?

Please help: :cry: :cry:

Squirt has been barely eating for the last month - It seems that something is off with her eye and she might be blind because she can't seem to spot the food floating.

I don't know what is beside her eye - Can anyone help? Pictures are here: https://imgur.com/a/0R1QD

She doesn't eat (maybe she can't see the food?), has virtually zero energy and has been acting frantic for small periods of time, and then almost collapsing at the bottom of the tank.
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Post Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:04 am   Re: Help - RES Dying?

Does she have it on both eyes? Have you tried other foods? How long has the eye been like that?
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Post Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:24 am   Re: Help - RES Dying?

steve wrote:Does she have it on both eyes? Have you tried other foods? How long has the eye been like that?


Hi Steve,

It's only on the left side - First appeared ~3 months ago, and has gotten worse since...

Haven't tried other foods (should I?)

Thanks
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Post Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:52 am   Re: Help - RES Dying?

I would suggest having a vet take a look at the eye. Might just need some dry docking and an antibiotic ointment for the eye. Have you ever tried live prey, like minnows? It's usually irresistible for them.
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