General Care Discussion :: Albino Terrapin.

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2022 12:38 am   Re: Albino Terrapin.

We like to say that 1" of shell length should equal to 10 gallons of tank. The open mouth doesn't sound like a symptom of anything. As for the brightness, maybe reposition the light or cover part of the tank.
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Post Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2022 9:24 pm   Re: Albino Terrapin.

thank you so much, Steve.
will post again if i have any other question :)
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2022 3:49 am   Re: Albino Terrapin.

question.

notice that when my terrapin ate veggies, its poop is very soft and easily torn off, and it make a mess on my filter.

when feed on mainly pellet, its poop is in solid shape..

can i just feed omega one pellet only? without veggies.

i am feeding once per day on omega one pellet btw, and each feed is about 15 pellets, abt size of its head.
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Post Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2022 4:52 am   Re: Albino Terrapin.

You might be feeding too much veggie. But you might want to halve the amount of pellets and the rest use veggies.
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Post Posted: Thu May 05, 2022 9:34 pm   Re: Albino Terrapin.

Sir, it's me again.

this few days i have been monitoring my slider, every morning when he saw me walking around, keep swimming very fast and when it reaches to the tank surface, it swim very fast and the water keep splashing which i would always hear the noise of water.

after feeding , it remain quiet and went to bask itself.

is the slider asking for food ? that's y he keep swimming and splashing the water?
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Post Posted: Fri May 06, 2022 1:35 am   Re: Albino Terrapin.

Sounds like he's just begging for food. RES are good are that, resist in overfeeding.
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Post Posted: Fri May 06, 2022 11:51 pm   Re: Albino Terrapin.

Also, I notice that my res is eating own poo.. is that normal??
I try to scoop out whenever I see but sometimes I am too late.
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Post Posted: Sat May 07, 2022 5:13 pm   Re: Albino Terrapin.

Its somewhat normal. Scooping it out when you can is the right decision.
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Post Posted: Thu May 12, 2022 1:17 am   Re: Albino Terrapin.

thanks steve, also sometimes i notice that my res basking it suddenly like biting air like that, means for no reason it open its mouth and move its head forward like want to eat something. but i hav alrady fed it.

any reason for doing so..?
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Post Posted: Mon May 16, 2022 11:08 am   Re: Albino Terrapin.

Not sure, he might just be a bit bored. As usual, keep an eye on any other unusual symptoms.
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2022 6:24 am   Re: Albino Terrapin.

Hi Steve,

question, earlier today i saw my res bottom part suddenly grow this.

but it is eating and swimming normally and very active, after awhile it goes back in..

what is this and do i need to be concern??

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2022 6:37 am   Re: Albino Terrapin.

60 litres does seem small, if not now, then before too long. The general rule is about 15 L/CM
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2022 12:23 pm   Re: Albino Terrapin.

That is his penis, what he's doing is called "fanning". As long as it goes back in, it's fine.
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2022 8:32 pm   Re: Albino Terrapin.

thanks Steve, it is the first time i saw this.
scary at first.

so it's a boy turtle :)

and it's curious abt its organ so it pops out.. heheee
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2022 9:34 pm   Re: Albino Terrapin.

Yes, from my limited experience they are first learning about it themselves so you will see it a few times but almost never as they get older... unless you catch them mating or in a very stressful situation.
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