General Care Discussion :: shell fungus?

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Post Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:14 am   shell fungus?

Hi!
My turtle has got recently some white spots on his shell and wired stains on his belly. can you help me figure what is it and how can i treat it?
Thanks!

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Post Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:17 pm   Re: shell fungus?

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Post Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:09 pm   Re: shell fungus?

steve wrote:The pictures are not loading for me.


sorry.. I'm trying again..
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Post Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:10 pm   Re: shell fungus?

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:33 pm   Re: shell fungus?

Hard to tell, but does it look whiter when dry? If so, then it's likely fungus.
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Post Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:15 am   Re: shell fungus?

Thanks.
so, what is the treatment?
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Post Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:30 pm   Re: shell fungus?

By the way,
I've just noticed that he started making bubbles and eating them, as well as it seems like he has a difficulty to sink.
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Post Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:22 pm   Re: shell fungus?

What are the water temperatures? Is he eating? What's the rest of the setup like?
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Post Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:12 am   Re: shell fungus?

Water temp is 27 c. And always between 25 to 29 c.
He has a big appetite. His diet is basicly 2-3 pellets of ReptaMin and some slice of green (lettuce usualy), from time to time he gets some dried shrimp as well.
He has a nice basking area with Repto GLO 5.0 about 10-15 cm above.
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Post Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:02 pm   Re: shell fungus?

Has he had problems submerging before? Hatchlings aren't always great swimmers.
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Post Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:31 am   Re: shell fungus?

never happened before..
meanwhile - the white areas are spreading.

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Post Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:36 pm   Re: shell fungus?

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Post Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:09 am   Re: shell fungus?

I'm trying again..
Just in case, this is the URL to the public album on google - https://goo.gl/photos/SLUbxrrKaJsXw6tm7 .

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:24 am   Re: shell fungus?

Thanks, I'd definitely lean towards fungus. The best treatment is silver sulfadiazine cream (ssd), though there are other creams that may work. SSD requires a prescription but can be found over the counter.
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