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Do you have wetern painted turtles or Red eared sliders. There are two different species.
UVB light, age brand and strength?
Size of tank?
A UVB light does not give heat it is a florescent type light thta giuves artificial sunlight and works with a daily calcium sunlight to metabolize calcim into D3 in the body. The turtles also need a basking spotlight to supply warmth.
The UVB should be a 10.0 and less than 6 months old.
The diet should be 50% leafy veggies, 25% pellets and 26^ live prey or cooked meats.
Twemps in the water should be 78 and basking area should be 95.
Calcium should be on all food daily as well as a clacium block kept in the tank.
A Male turtle has a concave Carapus so it can easily breed and is always small than the female turtle.
If your Male turtke seems like it is smaller in size.
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