General Care Discussion :: Shiny spot on my red eared slider shell

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:50 am   Shiny spot on my red eared slider shell

After I installed the uvb light, I start noticing there are metal like shiny spot on my turtle’s shell. What are they? Should I be concerned? I suspect it is metals coming from the tap water. However, it is only noticeable when he is under water. Find the attached picture for it. Is it shell rot?
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Post Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:49 am   Re: Shiny spot on my red eared slider shell

I'm not sure where in the picture you want me to focus on, but if it has a golden appearance then it's just an air pocket forming and the scute would shed a thin layer which is normal and healthy.
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