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Post Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:01 am   New turtle owner and I need help

I've recently bought red eared sliders(one week ago) and I'm not sure what to do because one of them appears to have shell rot(not too sure) and the other one has a pink tint underbelly. I got these turtles from Kijiji. The smaller one 5inches in shell length and the other one is 7.5inches in shell length. They both currently live in a 75g tank together, has uvb and heating bulb(from zoomed) , egg create lighting diffuser DIY dock, use a fluval filter, tetra 200w water heater(water is 25 degrees) and have been eating carrots and Wardley reptile sticks(old owner told me the diet) I'm not too sure what to do and was wanting some help. Also the tank start to smell pretty bad after the second day.
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Post Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:51 pm   Re: New turtle owner and I need help

Previous owner offered a poor diet and poor habitat. To be blunt that75g even full is small for a total of 12.5" of turtles with an "ATBA". One is male for sure , other unknown , if both are males you will have to separate. Better photo of second one would help. If not today separation will come soon and a must.

Only a week with you but you must offer a better habitat than that previous owner. Read all stickies at each topic for help on this forum. You have a lot of catching up to do to get these two healthy again. Another good read is : http://www.redearslider.com/

Turtles those sizes should be on a 70% veggie diet !

UVA (heat) and UVB bulbs have a placement distance for them to do the job , most are at different heights that why a good amount of long time turtle keepers use two fixtures to achieve that.

Smelly tank , you need to spend more time on a proper setup. Will never be able to control that small amount of water for two big turtles. That's blunt but it's all about your turtles health ! A turtle need for every 1" of shell 10 gallons of water alone ! You have 12.5 " of turtle that's a 125 gallon tank of water alone needed. And if both males separation should come before one gets hurt or makes the other sick too. Either way separate.

Can you copy / paste / answer these questions in some detail ( type , size , wattage , filter model ... not just yes or no :


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:21 pm   Re: New turtle owner and I need help

Can you post a close-up pic of the area you think is shell rot?
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