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Posted by: DMBfan at Tue May 19 18:32:08 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by DMBfan ]  
   

Good afternoon all. I recently acquired a new RES. She is about 2 inches (give or take) from head to tip of tail. This is my second RES, my first is now 9 years old and happy and healthy. That being said...I have forgotten everything from when she was a baby. I obtained her through a friend of a friend. The baby was kept in a tiny plastic cage with one of those horrid palm trees. She is now in a 20-gallon long tank, with a basking spot, basking light, and filter.

She is currently swimming lopsided. Isn't this indicative of a respiratory infection?

Also, what does shell rot look like?

How warm should I keep the water?

How often do I feed him/her?

What should his/her diet consist of?

I am getting ready to leave this weekend. I will leave Friday afternoon and return on Monday afternoon. Should I get someone to feed him/her?

Thanks in advance...I feel as though I'm starting all over..I guess I am.


   

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