Is my RES shell sick??

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ZsGirl
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My RES about a month ago before and during the hurricanes in Florida was shedding and when it was almost off i would help him out and take it off for him.. just a little smigit was left on. well i noticed that Lucky (my RES) has a little hole in his shell! when hes dried out 3 plates on his shell is white! When i was looking at him, i flipped him over to rub his belly and 2 plates on his upper part was messed up too, sorta white and redish! I dont know whats wrong with him. I read online i have to dry him out and put him in water for 30 min at a time so it can heal. but does anyone else know??? this is my first RES and i dont want this one to die! Lucky killed 2 other turtles, Spaz and Flip. If anyone can help i would appreciate it!

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mariza
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Can you post a picture of the shell? Does it look anything like the shellrot picture at http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/Care/medshell.htm ?
Last edited by mariza on Wed Sep 29, 2004 7:31 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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