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Old 21-07-2013, 04:45 PM
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Res male not swimming around just floating ontop of water hes in a 4ft setup.
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Old 21-07-2013, 06:21 PM
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Is he still breathing?

I would suggest you remove him from the tank and place him into much shallower water.

Is he living on his own?
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Old 21-07-2013, 06:51 PM
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Yes still moving but just floating ontop also hes on his own as I rehomed him ill put him in a tub where its only shallow its 25 years old so do you think its is up ? Ill be taking it the ves
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Old 21-07-2013, 06:55 PM
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Ill take him the vets 2moz.
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Old 21-07-2013, 06:59 PM
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When you say floating on top sorry to sound dense but is he struggling to swim down at all or is he not trying to do so at all?

I read somewhere that respitory infections or possibly trapped wind can cause musk turtles to become more buoyant but I don't know if the same would happen for a slider.

Is he eating at all and do you know much about the history of how he had been kept before you had him?
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Old 21-07-2013, 07:57 PM
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Soon as I drop food in he goes nuts and swims fine but in the mean time he just floats
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Old 21-07-2013, 07:59 PM
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Soon as I drop food in he goes nuts and swims fine but in the mean time he just floats
I could be wrong but it might be one of the two things I mentioned in my previous post but if you are taking him to a vet tomorrow anyway you will soon find out.
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Old 24-07-2013, 10:45 AM
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What did the vet say?
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Old 24-07-2013, 11:54 AM
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Does he have a turtle dock to get out of the water? If he doesn't then when he's becoming exhausted he will be floating to try save some energy.
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Old 25-07-2013, 11:50 PM
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Yes he has a propper setup he is fine now swims and eats as he should
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