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snowrose
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My Red Slider Turtle has a lot of algae growing on it\'s top shell. It is dark green and can get pretty thick. I have brushed it with a soft toothbrush at the recomendation of other turtle owners but it seems like a thin layer of shell comes off with the algae in some places. The shell does not look damaged but I can\'t get all the algae off without the turtle acting umcomfortable. He is eating reptomin food and has a large basking light.
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I am not sure how thick you are talking about, but from what I have heard Algae growing on the shell isn\'t necessarily a bad thing, and it helps with camoflauge in the wild. If i were you I wouldn\'t use any regeants or solutions, but I would try leaving the lights on for a shorter period of time.
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