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Post Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:04 am   Overfeeding or something else?

How big is your turtle?
Around 1 and half inch
How long have you had it?
About 2 months

What is the water temperature?
85F
Did you use a thermometer?
Yes
Are you using a water heater?
No, i live in a particularly warm climate on the other side of the world
How much water is in there?
He's in a 14 gallon tank (Odd size, i know) water is filled around 85% of the tank,so id say 12 gallons?
Are you using a water conditioner?
Yes, everytime
Are you using any filtration?
Yes, two HOB filters that are meant for 50 gallons, but i bought 2, so that makes it 100 gallons. I heard turtle is a messy creature!

What is the basking temperature?
88F
Is there a basking light?
Yes, one UVB and one normal 25w bulb
Is there a basking platform that is easy to climb on?
Yes, there is
What kind is it or what is it made out of?
It is made out of acrylic
Is there a UVB light?
Yes, there is

What have you been trying to feed it?
Pellets and dry tiny shrimp
When was the last time your turtle ate?
Yesterday morning

How big is the tank/pond/enclosure?
14 gallon tank
Is the tank near a window?
Not really, but plenty of natural light
Is the tank in a room with a lot of activity?
Yes, its practically the family room
Have you read the Basic Care section?
Yes, i have
Have you searched the forums for similar situations?
Yes, i have

Is there any other unusual activity/symptoms?
Not that i can think of?

Hi guys, im new here and new to turtle care, but i made sure i researched before i decided to get one. Anyways, heres the problem, for about a period of one month, my turtle (red eared slider) was doing fine, always begs for food everyday. I feed him only once in the morning. Last night, i saw him freely swimming as normal. However, this morning, when it was time to feed him, he wasnt as energetic as usual. On day-to-day basis, he would rush to the edge of glass cus he would know its feeding time, however this morning, it seemed like he couldnt be bothered about eating at all. I find his swimming slightly odd, at around 3 pm i checked on him again, he was swimming okay. One more thing to note was, i saw two long but small pellets on the ground, like it was uneaten, i turkey blastered it away. I did give him larger pellets yesterday, as i wanted to see if he could consume it, he did cus i saw him ate it, not sure if that was it on the ground or just large poops. One more thing, it seemed like he wanted to eat this morning, but when i gave him one pellet, he cant seem to "catch" it or get it in his mouth? his bite was all over the place, which makes me assume that his swimming is not stable??

I wanted to see him eat, so i decided to give him one mini shrimp to see if he wants to eat at all, he managed to catch it, however after consuming it, he kinda "puked" some debris out, which i never seen before and freaked the hell out of me. Help me guys, i just want to know if im overfeeding the lil guy, and just need to take a break from feeding him. Ever since this morning, i havent given him anything. He seems alright and swimming well tho. Thanks for your help!
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Post Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:05 am   Re: Overfeeding or something else?

He might just be in a mood, I would keep a very close eye on these changes and for other new symptoms. How much do you feed him?
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Post Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:27 am   Re: Overfeeding or something else?

steve wrote:He might just be in a mood, I would keep a very close eye on these changes and for other new symptoms. How much do you feed him?


Since hes still a baby, every day, should i change it to every other day now?
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Post Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:39 pm   Re: Overfeeding or something else?

It’s quantity we need to look at here. So you can feed everyday but a small amount.
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