random62
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why the colour of RES shell like this?

Everyday, the turtle shell just getting whiter. I'm getting very worried now. Any advice why the shell turning white? And how to treat it?

  • why the colour of RES shell like this?
  • why the colour of RES shell like this?
  • Comments (20)
    random62
    My turtle is only 8 months old
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    wildwolf
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    wildwolf
    I believe is the water quality or something else.. I tried many ways but haven’t seen any result..
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    aquacious_ ADMIN
    looks like retained scutes. do you provide basking light?
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    saufi0601
    it's probably hard water. Use a soft toothbrush and bit of vinegar to scrub off.
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    wildwolf
    I am using the best lighting available in sg.. so I Guess should be water problem..
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    random62
    @saufi0601, every week I use a soft toothbrush with Turtle Fix
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    random62
    to brush the shell but it got worse and now I am very worried
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    saufi0601
    @random62 try using vinegar. if it's hard water, it would be easier to clean with vinegar as hard water deposits are calcium carbonate.
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    saufi0601
    @random62 definitely not fungus.
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    random62
    what vinegar?
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    saufi0601
    @random62 normal vinegar bro. cooking vinegar. only on shell. not on skin
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    random62
    oh if touch until his skin or face? what will happen?
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    random62
    everyday
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    random62
    ?
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    wildwolf
    I think u can’t use purely just vinegar to scrub, not sure nvr tried before. u need to add warm water mix with it.. and can’t scrub everyday.. if get to the skin just wash off immediately bah
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    saufi0601
    @random62 if touch skin just wash off. it's not toxic. if get to the eyes, might be stinging for it. just brush once and see if there's improvement. should have. it's only cosmetic anyway, nothing to worry about
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    spiritedaway0592
    I don’t recommend pure vinegar, please kindly Google and mix properly.
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    spiritedaway0592
    Most will recommend Apple cider vinegar
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    christine-rejoice
    Went to an experienced aquatic person to ask about ur turt, he recommended using chlorine remover that can remove chloramine too (try Baxter 3in1). Could be water issue. The white deposits are even on e shell so it’s unlikely to be shell rot.
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