i have had this DBT for about 4 years now. Great turtle!
his enclosure consists of a large turtle tub, basking area at 98 deg F under a MVB. His water is kept spotless at .0014 sg. He is CB and have had him since he was 2 mos old.
Recently i have been having some shell problems. by no means am i an expert on aquatics, tortoises are my thing.
I dont know if he has some shell rot, problem shedding his scutes, or what. His plastron and carapace both show signs of retaining scutes. His carapace also shows a bit of sign of shell rot. I have dry docked him today after upping the sg of his tank to .0018. That didnt seem to do anything. I can peel off some of the scutes, have cleaned out the white shell rot and scubbed with Betadine.
Obviously, the discolored areas are where I have peeled some shell, and the pit is where I cleaned out the shell rot.
What is the general consensus here on his shell?
Any help is appreciated!
Edited by hunterjackson, 16 May 2010 - 06:10 PM.