General Care Discussion :: Does my turtle have shell rot?

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Post Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 11:22 am   Does my turtle have shell rot?

I have previously housed both turtles in the same tank. Yesterday I noticed a white spot on one of them and immediately removed it from the tank into another container. I gave it some betadine, left it dry for 15 min and then put some 1% clotrimazole anti fungus cream over the entire shell. I put it back into the container with about 2cm of water. Today I repeated it but dry docked the terrapin for 10 hours.

Turtle1: https://imgur.com/gallery/lcBeWG8
Turtle2: https://imgur.com/gallery/p89SwTu
Tank setup: https://imgur.com/gallery/VK29oAs
Separated tanks: https://imgur.com/gallery/Bppl20r

I checked the other terrapin and am unsure if it has shell rot too. Attached are pictures of them. Also, can I check if I’m doing the right thing for them?

Their tank initially had a filter and basking area and UVB+UVA light. I’ve included a picture of the tank set up as well. Thank you everyone!
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Post Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 12:07 pm   Re: Does my turtle have shell rot?

Is it the discoloration? It and the previous spot are probably not shell rot. Did you get a picture of that?
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Post Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 12:19 pm   Re: Does my turtle have shell rot?

I have another picture taken when I removed it from the tank for feeding. The white spot is quite obvious here https://imgur.com/gallery/vJpa9Wc
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Post Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 10:57 pm   Re: Does my turtle have shell rot?

From that pic, it looks more like fungus. They grow fast, so aggressive treatment is warranted.
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Post Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 11:11 pm   Re: Does my turtle have shell rot?

What kind of treatment should I be doing
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Post Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 12:55 am   Re: Does my turtle have shell rot?

I would try the Clotrimazole for another treatment or two, but silver sulfadiazine is usually the most effective.
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Post Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 7:55 pm   Re: Does my turtle have shell rot?

They still have shell I guess, it is still visible on those photos.
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