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His belly is starting to turn a little white and he has
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Anna
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My water turtle used to eat a lot but now they are not
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I have a 10? year old RES or yellow belly. No red ears so
I have a 10 ? year old RES or yellow belly. No red ears so think yellow belly. I have noticed a slight slime coating on top of water and white wispy stuff floating mostly on top of water. I skimmed it out 3 days ago and brushed her shell. Then yesterday noticed it iwas back. So I emptied tank, threw away old float dock, cleaned filter and used a light beach/water to really clean tank. Rinsed well. Did not put filter back and only 10gal of water. It is a 75 gal tank but usually only have 20 gal in it. refilled with distilled store bought water. Woke up to day and it is back. So I think it is coming from Gertie. Is this a fungus? Can I treat at home? Any help will be appreciated. Also is ther a charge for this help? … read more
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He's not eating. Lethargic. Floats. Was a rescue. Slider.
He's not eating. Lethargic. Floats. Was a rescue. Slider. Put him outside today in the sun he improved. Purchases & am using Turtle Fix antibiotic. Put a live fish in his hospital tank. … read more
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I just bought a baby yellow bellied with a 2.5 gallon tank
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Anna My turtles have some white mucus looking stuff on there
Hi Anna My turtles have some white mucus looking stuff on there legs . Not sure what to do . I don't really have money to bring 3 turtles to the vet . … read more
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My girlfriend and I have two baby yellow-eared sliders that
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I just bought a new filter, ZooMed 511 canister filter - I
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I have an 8 month old yellow belly slider. His eyes are starting
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Hi!I have a read ear slider that started to look with a
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I am turtle sitting my sons 2 year old yellow slider turtle.
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I have what appears to be larvae, about 1/4 inch long and dark,
I have what appears to be larvae, about 1/4 inch long and dark, maybe black, in my turtle tank. I also have these little white moth looking bugs flying all over the inside of the tank and my house! My… read more
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An assistant bought her three turtles to my class and said
An assistant bought her three turtles to my class and said she would take care of them. I didn't do any research on the turtles. They are red eared slider turtles. They are in a tank with a filter tha… read more
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We bought a yellow bellied slider two months ago. A week ago
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our daughter for a pet We have had them for 2 years..feed
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I bought what I was told was a Rio Grande Slider, which i should
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think my..patches..shell rot, and Im wondering how I should treat it
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My turtles shell is turning white-ish. Is she sick
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