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I have a red eared slider and my question is his shell is turning geen at the edges,what does that mean is h sick,i dot no how old he is and his health is very good eats like a horse,can u help
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The green could be moss. If it is really slippery, then it is probably moss.You can find moss treatment at most pet shops.






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I think your turtle is OK. The carapace will change colours, but this does sound like algae. I suggest a better basking spot. How much time does your turt spend basking? What is the baking spot temp (at least high 80s F). Can he haul himself on the basking area?

Also the second concern is water quality. Do you have a good filter? Often algae grows b/c of lack of time drying off - basking and poor water quality.

Take a look at your set-up and see if it\'s either of the two possible problems.

Cheers,
JJ:)
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