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Post Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:23 am   Turtle skin shedding

My 2 RES's are starting to shed skin and i'm aware it's normal but I think their shedding too much. im afraid it might be a disease but im not sure. my bigger RES ( about 2 and a half inches and is a year and 6 months ) is shedding a lot more than my smaller one. Im starting to see a lot of the sheddings in the water and that's when i started getting nervous. my smaller RES ( about 1 and a half inches and is 8 months ) is i think okay, he doesn't shed as much as my bigger RES. any help?
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:31 am   Re: Turtle skin shedding

If it's thin, wispy and hard to see out of water, then it's normal. If it's thicker, then it could be a sign of some fungus. Any pictures?
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:44 am   Re: Turtle skin shedding

Here's a couple of photos I managed to take.
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:10 am   Re: Turtle skin shedding

also outside of water, it is pretty much invisible
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:01 am   Re: Turtle skin shedding

Looks mostly normal, I wouldn't expect it to get much worse than that.
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:42 pm   Re: Turtle skin shedding

okay thank you! much appreciated
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