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Old 11-08-2013, 09:18 PM
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Hello there, new to this forum, hope i am on the right section? I think I posted in wrong section before.

I have taken in two I think to be yellow bellied sliders and was told they were around 6years of age.
They came in a 3ft by 1 x1 tank and were kept in about 4/5inch of water and a internal pump.

I have since brought a bigger tank and basking dock and i have ordered an external filter should be here Monday/Tuesday
They have basking light from pet shop (pet shop had told my o/h it was also uvb) but I know that's not the case but they did need the basking light. I know I need to get an uvb light, but unsure what to get bulb type or fluorescent tube of 5% or 10% which is best? I don't want to go back unless I know exactly what I need. And I am sure I have forgotten something?

And another thing when got them home they have some kind of white fluff which I am sure is type of fungus how would I treat this? I have read using type of salt can help or rubbing iodine solution on their skin but not sure on this. If any one can advise be much appreciated.
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:24 PM
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Hello there, new to this forum, hope i am on the right section? I think I posted in wrong section before.

I have taken in two I think to be yellow bellied sliders and was told they were around 6years of age.
They came in a 3ft by 1 x1 tank and were kept in about 4/5inch of water and a internal pump.

I have since brought a bigger tank and basking dock and i have ordered an external filter should be here Monday/Tuesday
They have basking light from pet shop (pet shop had told my o/h it was also uvb) but I know that's not the case but they did need the basking light. I know I need to get an uvb light, but unsure what to get bulb type or fluorescent tube of 5% or 10% which is best? I don't want to go back unless I know exactly what I need. And I am sure I have forgotten something?

And another thing when got them home they have some kind of white fluff which I am sure is type of fungus how would I treat this? I have read using type of salt can help or rubbing iodine solution on their skin but not sure on this. If any one can advise be much appreciated.
Post pictures if you could so we might be able to tell you the species for definate.

I would however strongly advise you to take them to a qualified vet ASAP rather than attempt to treat the fungus you mentioned yourself. Not a good idea to be honest unless you know what you are dealing with.
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These are the two turtles.

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sorry Can not seem to get photos to upload
I think there is a sticky at the top of the section that should give instructions.

Photobucket is needed I think.
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There's two vets near us one who supposedly have a reptile specialist in on Thursdays and another who deal with reptiles but the guy just reads from a book. Have had previous bad experience with both so don't trust them.

The white stuff seems to be more one day less the next and does seem to be coming off in the water, could it be skin shedding? because when we got them they had stones and slabs in tank but all covered in green alge and water slightly green. Would change of environment have an effect? Have tried to take pic of it but its not showing up clearly.
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You have 2 male ybs.
Can you see the "fungus" when you remove them from the water?
If not,it does sound as tho it could be skin shedding,this also should not be too noticeable,what are your water temps and what are you feeding them and how often?

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No can not see the white stuff when there out of the water.
We are feeding them once in the morning as this is what the last owners said they did, tho they seem Hungary all the time, is that wrong?

At the moment no heater, ordered one should be here today with the filter I ordered, what is the best temp to set it at.

All they have had is a small filter nothing else before we got them.

Is there anything else I need to get for them that anyone would recommend.

Over wise they are very active and alert.
Thanks.
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