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#1 Sampras&DrCornwallis

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:58 AM

The pictures say it all really.

I think he may have Shell Rot, I also read it might be Scepticaemia?

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What can I do? Please Help!

#2 Sampras&DrCornwallis

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 03:57 PM

C'mon guys I need an answer!!

I believe he developed a skin condition which resulted in Secpticaemia.

Or got shell rot, which led to a skin condition, either way he has a bad skin condition that has not gone away for several months.

I got him at a second-rate pet store where all the turtles were in appaling conditions, just in case you think it was neglect on my part.

Most importantly, I do a 100% water change EVERY WEEK.

I just don't understand whats wrong. PLEASE HELP.

#3 Sampras&DrCornwallis

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:05 PM

Update - Went to the vet, its actually a fungal infection, using a Pevidine solution now which hopefully will work!

#4 Kayonna Ameana

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 12:54 AM

Well good clean water is good for when you need to make sure nothing harms your Turtle during recovery but when all is done. Don;t do 100% water changes
do 50% water changes cause if you don't your get rid of the good Bactria the turtle needs.Sorry i wasn't on this forum to answer your issue at the time. one could have assumed even myself that it was shell rot but i wouldn't have ruled out fungal infection either. its hard to tell without a vet visit which is why i would have recommend it if i saw this post earlier. Good thing you took your Turtle to the vet. =)

#5 Sampras&DrCornwallis

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:23 AM

Thanks, after a week of being bathed in the Pevidine very flakey really recovered, the redness has dulled to a much darker colour now (over a week after treatment) and is slowing fading away. Thanks for the response anyway, very much appreciated!!




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