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Turtle tank setups and other indoor configurations.

Post Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:19 am   Help!

Hi everyone!

I'm very new to res and i've just gotten 2 hatchlings which are around 1 inch in size. Gotten them on 4th of march this year. Only a few days ago. So at first both of my res were very active but at that night i found out that 1 of them got skin peelings near the eyes and feet areas, just like how humans get after putting their hands in water for too long. No swelling whatsoever. Just peeling of skin. I've read online and from what i understand it stated that it may be a fungal infection. So i bought anti bacterial wash(blue blackish colour ink like) and drop a few drops on the res and also during feeding. It's been 2 days now that i am putting the wash. Is what i am doing right?

Also, recently like yesterday and today, it did not want to eat anything. I've tried pellets, freeze dried shrimps but it won't eat anything. (I separate them during meals from their main tank) It likes to sleep in it's main tank basking area almost all the time, swims for a bit and then went back to the basking area to chill for a long time.

Should i get a different food for them or just stick with the ones i already have?

I hope someone could advice me as i am very serious taking res as a pet and would do anything for them to get healthy

I'm residing in Singapore so the weather conditions might vary. Most of the time like 90% of the time it's sunny and warm here.

Thank you

How big is your turtle?
1 inch

How long have you had it?
3 days

What is the water temperature?
I have no idea but definitely not too warm or too cold( pet shop assistant told me that the weather here is warm so no need for any temperature. Just normal water would do)

Did you use a thermometer?

Are you using a water heater?

How much water is in there?
Just a few cm higher than the res

Are you using a water conditioner?

Are you using any filtration?
Shop assistant told me no need for filtration if i change water everyday or every 2 days which i did

What is the basking temperature?

Is there a basking light?
Nope. Shop assistant told me that as long as i have direct sunlight as singapore is very warm, i can just leave them there but need to watch out as may get too hot

Is there a basking platform that is easy to climb on?

What kind is it or what is it made out of?
Made of plastic. They seemed to enjoy it very much

Is there a UVB light?

What have you been trying to feed it?
Pellets and dried shrimps

When was the last time your turtle ate?
10am today 07/03/17

How big is the tank/pond/enclosure?
Shop assistant recommended me a big round plastic container with built in basking area and told me to get a bigger tank when they grow bigger

Is the tank near a window?

Is the tank in a room with a lot of activity?
Nope not at all

Have you read the Basic Care section?

Have you searched the forums for similar situations?
Yes but i can't seem to find any answers

Is there any other unusual activity/symptoms?
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Post Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:19 am   Re: Help!

Shedding might be normal, so I would hold off on any medication. What's the exact wash you're using? You will probably need to make a bigger investment in their care so they can get off to a good start.
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