General Care Discussion :: Turtle Shell

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:47 pm   Turtle Shell

Hi,

I have 2 RES turtles. One of them is doing great (Great shell, active) while the other one is active, it seems like there is an issue with it's shell. It doesn't seem like it's fungus as i've tried to scrub it gently to see if it gets removed but it doesn't seem like it is. I figured it looks like hard mineral deposits as well as overfeeding when it was smaller (Indentation on the shell left and right side). Could someone take a look and see what it could be? And possibly any solutions to get her shell better?
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Post Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:58 pm   Re: Turtle Shell

Are the spots soft? Any slimy feel? Any unusual odor? I would keep your turtle out of the tank and dry for a few hours then re-inspect the spots for softness, slime, odor, etc.
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Post Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:56 pm   Re: Turtle Shell

He's been like that for a year. No softness on his shell. No slimy Ness and no odor
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Post Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:56 am   Re: Turtle Shell

Looks like fungus. You can't really get it off with scrubbing, you need something like silver sulfadiazine cream.
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Post Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:08 am   Re: Turtle Shell

Heyyyy! I am new here and I need help regarding my res turtles shell. How can I post ?

Thxxxxx uuu!!
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Post Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:16 pm   Re: Turtle Shell

steve wrote:Looks like fungus. You can't really get it off with scrubbing, you need something like silver sulfadiazine cream.


Are you sure? I have another turtle who shares the same tank and he hasn't gotten fungus for the past year. I'll try using the sulfadiazine method. Could you direct me where to go for instructions?
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Post Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:15 am   Re: Turtle Shell

Must be lucky if it's not spreading. Search my post history for instructions, but basically I prefer to dry dock and treat overnight. How much time you can put into it might also play a factor.
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