The basking area is between 85-90...the water is 77 right now. Should I get a heater for the water to keep it warm?
I have a bio filter.
The light that I have is the one that came with the tank...I'm not sure what kind it is. The tank is a 40 gallon. I have two other turtles in the same tank. They love the company and all swim together but lately, homer-the sick one has been just sitting in the basking area and wont go into the water unless we push him in.
I give them turtle pellets...Homer doesn't like those much though-and I give them turkey/ham/lettuce...that seems to be all that Homer will eat. He went into the water for the turkey the other day.
I've noticed the swelling for about two weeks. All three of them were sick, so I thought he just got something too. The other two just had spots on their shells-they are gone now, but Homer just sits in the basking area and will be in the same position for hours. The other turtles come and sit by him, and he just stays there. He might actually be a girl...He just turned a year in August so he is still little but he has a little tail and short nails which makes me believe he is actually a she-We have been told we couldn't tell the sex till "he" got a little bigger