Water deposit?

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Gaboro
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Hey guys,

My little friend is about 1 yo.
His shell changed over the months, but there is a white, grey scute at the end.
Doesnt smell bad at all, not soft or anything like that.

Some of them looks like fish scales, but i think it just because of shedding.

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Diet & habitat:
Pellets, dried crayfish, worms.
Frozen fish
Veggies like cucumber, lettuce, carrot
Plus calcium supplement
76 - 80 fahrenheit (24-26 Celsius) water
UVB light, changed every 6th month
Proper basking spot
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Leobabe
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My female gets this sometimes it's just scutes lifting from the turtle growing sometimes they can't scratch them off like in the wild so they need help
You can use a hard bristle brush to help her or even peel them off I'd there that loose it won't hurt the turtle

I was told this advice by my vet
TurtlesBunniesPlants
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Hi,
Pictures are not very clear but one on the last vertebral scute looks like air bubbles stuck between old layer of scute and new layer beneath.

It happens sometimes right before turtles shed their scutes. If that is the case, it should disappear once your turtle fully sheds all scutes.
If it looks shiny or silver looking under water it is most likely air bubbles.
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