KieranMcKeown

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Hey guys!

So when I got Alaska a week today, she had a bit of white markings on her shell, however a week on and it seems these white marks have spread to other parts of her shell. I was wondering if you guys could take a look and tell me what it is (shell rot??) And how to fix it?

Many thanks,
Kieran and Alaska

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Tim Carlisle

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I'm no expert, but that looks like fungus to me. If it is, you can treat it with an over-the-counter fungicide. Shell rot can easily be treated with betadine, but I'm not convinced that's shell rot.
 

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It’s not shell rot. Definitely.

That tends to occur on the plastron rather than the upper shell.

What I can see is older damage and new growth. The new growth will go darker in time. It is likely the old damage will become less obvious with time.
 

KieranMcKeown

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It’s not shell rot. Definitely.

That tends to occur on the plastron rather than the upper shell.

What I can see is older damage and new growth. The new growth will go darker in time. It is likely the old damage will become less obvious with time.
So I don't need to do anything special? Lol
 

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