Red Blotch

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shai631
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Hi everyone!
About a week ago, I noticed one of my RES turtles had what looked like an air bubble on his neck. I just figured that he was shedding again & left him alone. Today, when I went to go pick him up to put him in the feeding tank, I noticed that the air bubble was gone, but that in it\'s place was a big reddish blotch. I was wondering if maybe this was possibly due to my other turtle scratching him (they play around a lot, but I haven\'t witnessed a scratch to the neck) or if this is a sign of infection and how could it be treated?
Thanks,
Shai631
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Hi,

I haven\'t encountered anything like this for the last 9 years that I have had my turtle.
So I do not think the red blotch is normal, and you should definitely bring your turtle to the vet to find out what it is and how to be treated. Good luck with your turtle and I hope your turtle gets better with the right treatment from the vet.
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