Posted 15 July 2007 - 08:04 AM
Posted 16 July 2007 - 10:10 PM
i read somewhere that you can use a small amount of hydrogen peroxide to treat shell fungus? has anyone else tried this? i need to find out how to treat shell rot quickly....my red bellied cooter has hsd several of her scutes turn white and they are also soft to touch. i have looked at other pictures of shell rot and it seems to be exactly what my turtle has. and also does putting anti-fugus stuff for fish in the tank help?
I'm surprised nobody has replied to this yet. You can treat the turtle by dry-docking it (keeping it out of water for a few hours at a time) in a warm (but not hot) place. You can also give it soaks in water containing aquariums salt before dry docking it. Also, you can use betadine or nolvason (both act as fungicides)... I've also heard of people using athletes foot cream, but I'm not sure if that's considered a good idea or not haha.
I used some machalite green in my tank when I was treating a wild-softshell for a fungal infection and it worked alright.
Bottom-line though... if the shell rot has spread to several of the turtle's scutes you should probably take it to a vet. If the fungus gets into the turtle's blood stream it will become septic, and will die shortly after.
Good luck in treating your cooter.
Posted 18 July 2007 - 08:17 AM
Posted 18 July 2007 - 09:39 PM
No H2O2 please...
Posted 18 July 2007 - 10:57 PM
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