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RE: Treating Fungal Shell Rot

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Posted by: golfdiva at Thu Jul 26 10:50:45 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by golfdiva ]  
   

I spent a lot of time battling shell rot too. The things your vet told you to do are correct. The missing piece for me, that the vet also missed, is the UV light. Although I had a UVA/B bulb for my turles to bask under, I didn't have it close enough to them! By accident I came across an article on the net (I tried to find it for you but couldn't, sorry) that compared the watt of the bulb with how close it needed to be to the turtle. I was shocked that the bulb needed to be within 4 or 5 inches! I lowered the bulb and saw signficantly more basking, but more importantly, the shell rot finally went away!
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