white marks on shell

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Hi, I have a question about a flordia soft shell turtle who is approx 2 yrs old. in the past few days she has developed a whiteish splotchy marking on her back(shell) that seems to follow where her spine is. she is acting normally otherwise. can anyone please help if you have any idea what this could be. I need info soon as possible you can email me at [email protected]. thanks all.-Amy
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welcome to the board..

i don\'t know if it\'s shell rot or not but i hope someone knows about soft shells in here cz i have no experience with them,,sorry
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also- she has a little bit of the white spots on her face from her snout up to her eyes. please cross post if you know someone who can help.-Amy
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Go to the following page to read up on your turtle:
http://www.tortoise.org/archives/apalone.html

I hope that helps you:D:D
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her white marks went away and now have come back....... she also seems to have lost her appiite. any ideas of what to do....
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It sounds kinda like a fungus, you may need to take it to a vet to have him/her treat your turtle and advise you as to what treatments to use. Sorry I couldn\'t give you anymore good advise.:(
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good luck and keep us posted
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Does she ever go under water or does she just bask under the sun? (Onland) Cause my turtle Herbert stayed on land and his shell was white, but all you do is pour some water on his shell, (not alot of water), I don\'t know if this helps.
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i don\'t know about softshells but i think it is shell rot cz i noticed that it is a very common disease between softshells..

i hope it\'ll be fine,,maybe u\'ll have to take it to the vet
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