RE: [waterturtles] Shell fungus/rot
- This is definitel the situation, right down the the small white pits, but otherwise everything else is in great health. My order of Nolvasan came today, so I will start treatment tomorrow.
Can I get an idea as to what everyone else uses for lighting? I have a UVB light for them, does anyone have a preference for basking lights? I used to use an infrared heat lamp, but most people say the musks and muds don't need the sunlight. I used to always keep my turts outside, so I've never really had to worry about lighting or processing calcium. Any suggestions/info would be appreciated.
My mud turtle who is in the same cage shows no signs of any issue.
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 21:11:16 -0800
Subject: Re: [waterturtles] Shell fungus/rotCheck this page and see if you think it might what you are seeing:
<http://www.turtlepu ddle.org/ health/shellrot. html>
Mary at the TurtlePuddle
Michael Myers wrote:
> Hi gang,
> Tonight I was cleaning my mud and musk turtles' aquarium, and noticed
> the musk seems to be developing a little pit on one of his carapace
> scutes. I have never encountered this before, but this guy seems to
> have had shell issues since the get go.
> Since I haven't had this issue before, I don't know how to treat it.
> The mud turtle's shell is perfectly fine, the water temperature is
> usually between 75-80 degrees, the water is filtered, and the
> appetites are intact. Does anybody have an idea why this might have
> started, and how to prevent the pit from becoming any bigger, and heal
> the current spot?
> One thing I have noticed that I've wanted to mention here is that
> after changing the water, a few days later an oily film will form on
> the top of the water. Anybody encounter that before? I use the Fluval
> 2 plus to filter the water, but this seems to form in all my
> Any help would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks in advance.
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