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Post Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:42 pm   Turtles Shell crevaces and top of head turning brownish?

Turtle Type: Red Eared Slider
Age: 8 years
Location of Origin: Florida, droven to maryland for pickup
Take Size: 90 gallons
Water in tank: 45 gallons
Turtles in tank: 2
Specifications: 130 gallon filter, Plexiglass Seperator
Light: Just a standard UVB Light, my old one broke
Water Temp: A little cold, but not freezing
Water Condition: Foggy (Would like help on this too)
Vet: None that seem to help with turtles (Annapolis, Maryland)

What is wrong: I see these brown crevaces in the turtles shell and I want to get ahead of anything that is happening with her, she has laid eggs once, but apparently she ate them, I have no idea why either, no major opperations, the two turtles started fighting about 3 months ago and we decided to separate them.
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Post Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:42 am   Re: Turtles Shell crevaces and top of head turning brownish?

Do you have any pictures? It's normal for the shells to become darker, and males can also become melanastic.
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Post Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:31 am   Re: Turtles Shell crevaces and top of head turning brownish?

Nothing unusual from the pictures, the shell looks pretty smooth. You might want to a gently cleaning to check to see if there are any hidden issues or if thats the reason for the discoloration.
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