General Care Discussion :: White spot on shell

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:55 am   White spot on shell

I would like to ask if this is a fungus on shell or rot shell. We noticed this to apple that he has white spot on shell.

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:12 am   Re: White spot on shell

Looks like the start of fungus. There are some wide areas around the scutes, so you're also overfeeding a bit too.
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Post Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:46 am   Re: White spot on shell

Thank you steve! I will feed him less. White spots can be cured? How will i know if im overfeeding him? I feed twice a day.
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Post Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:33 am   Re: White spot on shell

Fungus can usually be taken care of with some medication (silver sulfadiazine cream). It's cheap but usually requires a prescription.

As for overfeeding, presort pellets if you have to and start using veggies if you haven't already.
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Post Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:10 am   Re: White spot on shell

thanks alot steve!
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Post Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:11 am   Re: White spot on shell

No problem and good luck with the treatment!
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