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Old 31-07-2009, 06:26 PM
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Hi, im new to the forum and thought i would introduce myself and also get a bit of knowledge from everyone.
Im Terri ( no surname isnt pin before anyone asks) and i have two baby Terras which my fiance brought me two weeks ago. Im not really sure how old they are or what sex they are as im not sure how to tell and the guy in the pet shop was useless.

So as im a bit unsure on the best ways of looking after them so they live to their full potential then advice would be greatly received.

My tank is all correctly set up i do know that much as i have read a few articles on the net, im just not sure where to go from here now.

The main questions are correct feeding, sex, diet and why does one Terra seem to sink on one side of his shell???

Well a lot for an introduction really
But please help!
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:21 PM
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If you can it would be helpful to post some picture so they can be identified correctly and then correct advic can be offered

All the best, Stephen
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:42 AM
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why does one Terra seem to sink on one side of his shell???
This is a very bad sign, swimming/floating lopsided is a sure sign of respiratory infection (RI) which if left untreated will kill it, and probably the other one too as it's highly infectious.

You need to get the obviously sick one to a vet for a course of antibiotics asap, in the meantime seperate the two and sterilize the tank and all equipment. You'll need to set up a quarantine tank as it will be at least a few weeks before they can be put back together.

In the meantime, you can't sex them as hatchlings, depending on the species you may have to wait a few years, and you need to correctly ID the species before we can give you any advice regarding diet etc...


Just realised this thread is a week old, so it may already be too late?
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Old 22-08-2009, 08:59 PM
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Thankyou both for the replies, ive been away so haven't really been checking on my threads.
My lopsided Terra seems to be fine now thanks, i think i panicked over nothing. I have yellow bellied terras i discovered from looking on the net. Im gonna try and upload some pics when i figure out how too

Any advice Graham would be great, what you said bout the RI was great it made me realise how much of a novice i am to these gorgeous little terra twins
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