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For about 3 years, I've raised my turtle poorly, this is due
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I just bought a new filter, ZooMed 511 canister filter - I
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We have 4 RES, and suddenly 2 have white spots on the shell
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Anna
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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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Impossible to keep my tank clean! I have two red-eared sliders
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I have a red ear slider that has not eaten in 2 weeks. We ...
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