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Our red ear slider has some spots on his shell. They have
Our red ear slider has some white spots on his shell. They have increased over the last couple of weeks. He is eating normally and is very active. … read more
Joan
Joan
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I recently got a female red eared slider and I cleaned out
Hi i recently got a female red eared slider and I cleaned out her tank today because I wasnt able to get a filter. i made sure to wash everything thoroughly but when i put her back in the water she mo… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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I have a yellow slider turtle and his shell seems to be very
I have a yellow slider turtle and his shell seems to be very soft. We clean his tank about every week and we have used shell conditioner but it doesn't seem to be helping … read more
Joan
Joan
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I just bought a new filter, ZooMed 511 canister filter - I
I just bought a new filter, ZooMed 511 canister filter - I have a 50 gal. tank, 2 sliders, probably 5 in. each. The water is very cloudy. I had a in the tank filter and thought it was not cleaning the… read more
Joan
Joan
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just reading this article about shell fungus.. mine has the
just reading this article about shell fungus.. mine has the same thing and I just got them...… read more
Joan
Joan
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hi joan, is it normal for turtles to seemingly fall asleep
hi joan, is it normal for turtles to seemingly fall asleep out of the water with their completely out of the shell, extended, and on the ground? it looks as if it's dead.… read more
Joan
Joan
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my slider lives in water at 74 degrees with heat lamp (day
my slider lives in water at 74 degrees with heat lamp (day and night bulbs), he is not eating ( two weeks)! What can I do?… read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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I have had my red eared slider/yellow bellied slider turtle
I have had my red eared slider/yellow bellied slider turtle for about 5 months now (3 inches in diameter). Everything was going great and I had all of the requirements (heat lamp, UVB light, basking a… read more
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Joan
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Today, my 11 year old daughter received her two, hatchling,
Today, my 11 year old daughter received her two, hatchling, Red Eared Sliders..we had the tank set up, but I am unsure about how deep the water should be..they are approx. 2-3 inches long..we have a b… read more
Joan
Joan
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Juvenile red eared slider frantic swimming. New water filter.
Juvenile red eared slider frantic swimming. New water filter. Should i clean his cage or will that stress him.more? is ge going to be okay… read more
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Anna
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HI THERE. I HAD TWO BABY READ EARED SLIDER TURTLES. BOY AND
HI THERE. I HAD TWO BABY READ EARED SLIDER TURTLES. BOY AND A GIRL. THEY LIVED IN MY APPARTMENT IN BIG FISH TANK FOR ABOUT A YEAR. LAST MONTH BOY DIED PRETTY MYSTERIOUSLY. HE STARTED TO IGNORE FOOD AN… read more
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Joan
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i have a rescued baby painted turtle in a tank at home. He
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Anna
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fish: My 8 month old res stopped eating two days..water every
My 8 month old RES stopped eating two days ago, and his eyes are closed. I have a filter, change his water every 5 days, and he has s mall fish in he tank, that he lives with. We moved to our new pat … read more
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Joan
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I do about a male aggressive red slider among three
I have written everything I can think of in regard to this slider. What do I do about a male aggressive red slider among three who is usually VERY docile and shy?… read more
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Joan
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I have 2 baby yellow belly slider turtles. At night, my house
I have 2 baby yellow belly slider turtles. At night, my house gets to 66 degrees. Is this too cold for my turtles? Is there a heat source I should be using for them?… read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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ear..lethargic, tiny bumps on his skin..swollen..thriving
I have a red ear slider turtle hatchling who is sick. His symptoms are not eating, lethargic, tiny bumps on his skin, and his hands are swollen. I have 2 other hatchlings that are thriving, and my tan… read more
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Joan
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Impossible to keep my tank clean! I have two red-eared sliders
Impossible to keep my tank clean! I have two red-eared sliders (shells about 7 and 5 inches long) in a 50 gallon tank with 8 goldfish and 2 3 inch algae eaters. I have two Aqua Clear filters (each mad… read more
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Anna
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Im concerned for my Red eared slider. he refuses to eat any
I'm concerned for my Red eared slider. he refuses to eat any fruit or veg and has vit A issues I think as his eyes are puffy and agitated. I have tried disguising the greens/fruits in things he likes-… read more
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