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Post Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:50 pm   Fungus on Sammy's shell?

My RES, Sammy is showing signs of fungus on his shell ( I think). I've been treating it with betadine and I bought him a better basking light. I keep his tank and filter very clean. But I cleaned his tank very deeply and changed filters even though it was ok. He is about 5" and acts fine, but I don't want this to get out of hand. I love my boy. I've had him about 4 years. (I've been treating him twice a day) TIA for the help!

Also, I have a small RES (about 2") that I saved from the mouth of a rotwoller. He has a shell wound but it's not deep. Can I treat him with betadine as well? :mrgreen:
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Post Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:50 pm   Re: Fungus on Sammy's shell?

Can you post pictures of the shell and wound? Is it bleeding? What do you see (red, pink, white, black)? Are they kept together?
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Post Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:33 pm   Re: Fungus on Sammy's shell?

I can try to post pics. It's white little spots. And they're spreading. No, they are in separate tanks. I tried to put them together but Sammy wasn't very kind.
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Post Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:33 pm   Re: Fungus on Sammy's shell?

I can try to post pics. It's white little spots. And they're spreading. No, they are in separate tanks. I tried to put them toHeather but Sammy wasn't very kind.
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Post Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:49 pm   Re: Fungus on Sammy's shell?

<img src="content://com.samsung.android.memo/file/533b8804-e24e-d2dc-0000-0160ad7a659f" orientation="0" altText="null" width="705" />
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Post Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:50 pm   Re: Fungus on Sammy's shell?

This is Sammy. I have more pics if needed but they're all like this one.
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Post Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:32 pm   Re: Fungus on Sammy's shell?

<img src="content://com.samsung.android.memo/file/533b8804-e24e-d2dc-0000-0160ada08082" orientation="0" altText="null" width="705" />

This is the wounded one "Smiley" I've only had him a few months, at first the shell didn't look bad at all. But now it looks worse, and I beleive that I might be dealing with some shell rot. I wish I would've know more about that when I got him...but I didn't.
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Post Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:40 pm   Re: Fungus on Sammy's shell?

If you want, feel free to email redearslider@gmail.com them to me or use a free host like www.imgur.com or www.flickr.com
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Post Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:25 pm   Re: Fungus on Sammy's shell?

I emailed them.
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Post Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:04 pm   Re: Fungus on Sammy's shell?

Haven't received anything yet.
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Post Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:13 pm   Re: Fungus on Sammy's shell?

Here are pics:

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It looks mostly like shedding. Also some overfeeding and possibly diet issue.
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Post Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:33 pm   Re: Fungus on Sammy's shell?

Ok thank you!
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Post Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:25 pm   Re: Fungus on Sammy's shell?

Do they have UVB lights? What's their diet like? How is the injury healing?
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