General Care Discussion :: Different issues with turtles

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:40 pm   Different issues with turtles


I have 3 sliders in an aquarium that is indoors. Although I bought them the same side, their sizes differ now. I have a few questions i was hoping someone can help me.
1. My biggest slider has swollen eyes. What do you suggest is the best treatment for this?
2. My other slider seems to be hibernating and the 3rd one swims once in a while. I usually feed the turtles in another smaller tank with water so that they don't pollute their big aquarium. How often should I feed them and what should I feed them? The turtles are nearly a year old. Their shells range from 10cm to 17cms. Should I disturb them when they are basking to feed them in the other aquarium?

Thank you in advance
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Post Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:33 pm   Re: Different issues with turtles

There can be several causes for swollen eyes. Injuries, UVB, water issues, etc. Need more info on whats in the tank.

Can you post more information and pictures?
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Post Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:41 pm   Re: Different issues with turtles

Hi Steve,

See a few questions and answers below:

How big is your turtle? 12cm (the biggest turtle which has eye problems)
How long have you had it? over a year

What is the water temperature? 22 degrees celsius
Did you use a thermometer? Yes
Are you using a water heater? Yes
How much water is in there? +- 135 litres
Are you using a water conditioner? No
Are you using any filtration? Yes. Fluval 4+

What is the basking temperature? Hmm im not sure. I have two basking areas. The one has the following light: E27 50/100W Reptile Halogen Heat Lamp Light Basking Full Spectrum UVA UVB Bulb
Is there a basking light? Yes
Is there a basking platform that is easy to climb on? Yes
What kind is it or what is it made out of? Bought it off eBay. It is perspex i think
Is there a UVB light? see above

What have you been trying to feed it? pellets
When was the last time your turtle ate? about a month ago

How big is the tank/pond/enclosure?
Width: 90cm (35.43")
Height:50cm (19.69")
Depth: 30cm (11.81")
Is the tank near a window? No
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