General Care Discussion :: Shell Rot or Algae on Shedding Scutes?

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:12 pm   Shell Rot or Algae on Shedding Scutes?

I've noticed that my yellow-bellied slider turtle has some blackish-greenish things growing on his shell. I think shell rot is whitish, and I read somewhere that it's likely to just be algae growing on his scutes. He has been shedding his scutes for a while now, (as you can tell some parts of his shell is lighter because of this) but I just wanted to make sure he was okay.
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Post Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:39 am   Re: Shell Rot or Algae on Shedding Scutes?

Looks like algae. There are lots of distance between the scutes, so you need to make sure you have not been overfeeding.
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Post Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:32 am   Re: Shell Rot or Algae on Shedding Scutes?

steve wrote:Looks like algae. There are lots of distance between the scutes, so you need to make sure you have not been overfeeding.


Okay! Thank you, and I will keep that in mind!
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