Black spot on RES

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Tue Aug 30, 2005 9:39 pm

Hello,

We have a RES, about 6 years old (very approximate) that has recently developed a black spot on his shell. We were away on vacation for a month and his care taker let the water get pretty funky. Sort of a black alage in the tank.

Anyway, he now has a black spot that looks very similar to a cigarette burn. He also has some other areas of black discoloration.

I am looking for assistance on how to treat this condition.

Many thanks, in advance.

Howard

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Wed Aug 31, 2005 4:09 am

hmm is this shell rot guys?

check that http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/Care/medshell.htm it has treatment too

good luck and keep us posted
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Wed Aug 31, 2005 9:21 am

It kinda looks like it, does it smell bad?, is it soft in that area?
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Wed Aug 31, 2005 4:00 pm

It kinda looks like it, does it smell bad?, is it soft in that area?
Well, no, on both counts. And the turtle does not seem to be sensitive to touch there.
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Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:57 pm

Are you sure the turtle wasn't injured in some way? Keep the water really clean. I'd clean the area with Nolvasan wound cleanser or at the very least a diluted solution of Betadine. Having the area checked out by a herp vet would be good (and you could get some Nolvasan as well).
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