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Can you tell me if you purchased it from a Place called Turtle Shack in Florida?
Any Bubbles from nose or mouth?
Did you use a dechlorinator in the water?
What strength UVB light are you using a 5.0 or a 10.0
Thank you! We have had problems with the places in Fl selling ill turtles and they have a bad Reputation.
You need to be using a 10.0 UVB light with turtles and it needs to be replaced every 6 months. Bubbles from the nose can indicate an RI.I do think some of the bahavior you are seeing is from the turtle acclimating himself. You can try some Sterile Saline in the eyes without any preservatives. This will soothe the eyes. At this point I would monitor him for further signs of an RI. we see the lopsided swimming when it goes into Pneumonia. Bubbles from nose or mouth and open mouth breathing, lethargy and lack of appetite would all be RI signs.
If you need a Herp Vet I can lcoate some with a State.
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I cannot get a good look at the eyes in the picture. I would try the Saline in the eyes and monitor for further symptoms of the RI. If you need a Herp Vet just supply a State and I will be happy to locate one for you.
Is that northern or Southern. My List of Vets are searated that way.
How is the turtle doing? Checking in on him.
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