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spiny is sick PLEASE HELP!!!

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Posted by: snotagain at Mon Aug 24 19:42:45 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by snotagain ]  
   

Hi everyone,

I'm really worried about my 5 year old spiny softshell- she has always been active and eaten plenty of food. However, about two days ago her skin started sloughing off and it seems that the underside of her shell has darkened. She is also balancing on her side, and is just letting her head hang. Her tail also seems swollen. I've tried to clean the tank out in case something in there is bothering her, but I've been following the same routine since I first got her. I can take her to a vet tomorrow, but I'm worried that they may not be able to do anything and that the trip may just make her worse. Please help! Thank you so much for whatever information/advice you can provide!


   

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