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My bearded dragon has a black beard and can't seem to hold

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My bearded dragon has a black beard and can't seem to hold its own head up and one of his eyes isn't opening and his mouth is dark and his breathing shallow
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Reptile
Expert:  Joan replied 1 year ago.
Hi,I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years with special interest in Reptiles and Reptile Rescue.Please remove any live prey from enclosure if not eaten.Can you tell me about the set up?Diet prey/veggies?Supplements?Temps in basking area, warm side and cool side?How are temps measured?UVB bulb. Linear tube or compact coil, strength and brand?Substrate?Joan
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He's in a 50 gallon tank he usually eats about 10 medium size crickets a day. The temperature on the hit side is 95degress cool side 80-75 degrees. Substrate is the green floor thing I can't remember the name right now. The brand is flukers.He keeps taking deep breathes with his mouth open every couple of minutes and I see clear liquid coming from his nose
Expert:  Joan replied 1 year ago.
Hi,Diet veggies?Supplements?How are temps measured?UVB bulb. Linear tube or compact coil, strength, age of bulb and brand?Any bubbles from nose or mouth?Any cough or wheezing?Joan