General Care Discussion :: Is turtle’s shell healthy?

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:57 am   Is turtle’s shell healthy?

Hello,
I’ve read a lot on line about shell health and diet.
Galileo is about 10 years old, bought in Prague, CZ. He lives in a 500litre tank on his own. Has UV bulb and basking dock.
He is fed a mixture of dried fish and bugs, pellets and greens.
I am concerned about his shell, see photo. I would welcome any opinions on his health. We have no access to a vet with any knowledge of reptiles. Thanks
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Post Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:29 am   Re: Is turtle’s shell healthy?

Looks like he's going through melanism. His eyes will get darker, his skin will become greyer, and some of the stripes on his skin will fade or look like dots. It's fairly typical for male sliders.
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Post Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:58 pm   Re: Is turtle’s shell healthy?

You don’t see any signs of shell rot?
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Post Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:42 pm   Re: Is turtle’s shell healthy?

The picture is a bit small, but it looks fine.
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Post Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:56 am   Re: Is turtle’s shell healthy?

Thank you for your advice
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