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    I have 2 baby turtles that are only about 2 inches and 1 of them has fungus on the botton of its neck . i don't know what to do , I was thinking about adding salt but if he drinks the water it won't be good for him and if I buy fish medicne I don't know if it would since it is a turtle not a fish . I not sure what type of turtle it is , it is the common ones you see in the petstores these days and i think the name for them is red eared soemthin or terrapin , i'm not sure . what do i do about his fugus .

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    A rather common fungus called Shell Rot. Bring to vet ASAP. Home remedies usually fail to stop the growth. go to kingsnake.com and go to the aquatic turtle forum and ask for assistance.
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    Go to the vet right now,to keep this from happening again I think you should try Dr.turtle pop it in every once in a while to make sure you don't get any more fungus.
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    Quote (goldtrap2690 @ Feb. 10 2003,02:43)
    ...fungus on the botton of its neck .[/QUOTE]
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    Quote (Dyflam @ Feb. 11 2003,03:58)
    Quote (goldtrap2690 @ Feb. 10 2003,02:43)
    ...fungus on the botton of its neck .[/QUOTE]
    Reminds me of one of my aunts (may she rest in peace). [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img][/QUOTE]
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    well heres an update about him , we have not brought him to the vet , he will not eat , he sleeps most of the time and he still has fungus , are there any remedies i can do .

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    Man, you didn't bring it to a vet? Bring it asap, might cost ya, but atleast you saved a life. There is no convient remdies for "shell rot", but if you talk to a vet, he/she can lead you to the right way. Shell rot can be prevented by having a clean terria and by making sure the filter is working well.
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