scar or fungus in the shell?

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Hello friends, I have a red-legged turtle for a year under my care, I see that it has a white "line" between its plates, I arrive with that but I don't pay much attention at the beginning, this line is not easily "removed"
when scraping it,

I would like to know your opinions, thanks
 

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That looks like it's the start of Marbling. It happens in Cherry head Redfoots. Nothing to worry about. The white might spread too. This is mine IMG_20190115_184157042.jpg
 

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That looks like it's the start of Marbling. It happens in Cherry head Redfoots. Nothing to worry about. The white might spread too. This is mine View attachment 277439
Oh God, and I, in my ignorance, scratch it to try to remove it, thank you very much for solving my doubts
That looks like it's the start of Marbling. It happens in Cherry head Redfoots. Nothing to worry about. The white might spread too. This is mine View attachment 277439
Oh God, and I, in my ignorance, scratch it to try to remove it, thank you very much for solving my doubts, By the way, very beautiful your tortoise!
 

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In my opinion, I would say it’s not a scar or fungus, but looks more like some coloring of the scutes. Seems normal really.
@Toddrickfl1 can probably provide some info as well as @ZEROPILOT

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In my opinion, I would say it’s not a scar or fungus, but looks more like some coloring of the scutes. Seems normal really.
@Toddrickfl1 can probably provide some info as well as @ZEROPILOT

Welcome to the Forum
thanks for the response and the welcome!
 

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One more question, why is the beginning of the Marbling, a matter of age or sex?
Not sex, happens in both males and females. It's pretty random actually. Sometimes happens in young torts sometimes older torts. It may spread more it might not. Here is a picture of a Redfoot where it really spread. 125856DSC02810A-med.jpg
 

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That looks like it's the start of Marbling. It happens in Cherry head Redfoots. Nothing to worry about. The white might spread too. This is mine View attachment 277439
I would agree.
And it generally fades away with time, unfortunately.
I think it's very attractive
 

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