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My turtle aquarium is 10 gallons and it houses one 4 inch
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Anna
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Hi. I have a few questions. We got a yellow bellied slider. It has been taken care of badly for 10 years (the tank was too way too small, no UVB light etc.) now we bought a 200 L tank, UVB light and e… read more
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My granddaughter has a spring hatched painted/map turtle mix
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just reading this article about shell fungus.. mine has the
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Our painted turtle quit eating and I am trying to figure out if that is normal. I have rea
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hi i adopted a red eared slider because it at that moment
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We have a slider that we believe has a respiratory infection,
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my turtles bottom jaw seems to quiver slightly, hes not opening
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I have a Red Ear Slider in a 46 Gal. tank. The water is only
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My Red earred slider is unable to dive. He was ill when younger
My Red earred slider is unable to dive. He was ill when younger and was treated with antibiotics. He is fine now but much too bouyant to dive. I would like to strap a small weight to his shell on the … read more
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I change the water in my red eared sliders tank once a week.
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Impossible to keep my tank clean! I have two red-eared sliders
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Anna
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Hi I have recently bought two baby turtles, One of them seems to have fungie infections on its feet that I don't seem to be able to clear up with the solution "MULTI CURE" which is what the breeder re… read more
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