Shell Rot??

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Will the athlete's foot cream treatment also apply to RES? I've been gone 3.5 of the last 4 months, came home and I'm concerned for my RES. He lives in a kiddie pool, plenty of sun (no basking rock - he somehow uses it to jump the wall), active and good appetite. His shell seems soft in places and the scutes flaking off.

RV on the other hand is doing fine.
 

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Will this also apply to RES? I've been gone 3.5 of the last 4 months, came home and I'm concerned for my RES. He lives in a kiddie pool, plenty of sun (no basking rock - he somehow uses it to jump the wall), active and good appetite. His shell seems soft in places and the scutes flaking off.

RV on the other hand is doing fine.
That doesn't sound like simple fungus.
Can you take a photo or two of the animal?
 

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Tomorrow with daylight. His pool was scummy, so I cleaned it up; and his shell is looking mossy. When I started to clean his shell , the scutes began moving upward, off the shell The sun was going down so I couldn't investigate further. Thank you for your reply.
 
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Will this also apply to RES? I've been gone 3.5 of the last 4 months, came home and I'm concerned for my RES. He lives in a kiddie pool, plenty of sun (no basking rock - he somehow uses it to jump the wall), active and good appetite. His shell seems soft in places and the scutes flaking off.

RV on the other hand is doing fine.
If you don't have anywhere for your red ear to bask that's the problem. It's very important they have somewhere to get out of the water and completely dry themselves off.
 

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If you don't have anywhere for your red ear to bask that's the problem. It's very important they have somewhere to get out of the water and completely dry themselves off.
Agreed. They need to dry off. Did someone also change out his kiddie pool water occasionally? That’s long time to be living same stagnant water.
 

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While I was in Michigan with my father, the pool had been changed frequently. He is a scuzzy guy tho, and his scutes are shedding off. I need to find a different basking rock. The little Houdini has twice gotten out, once for the entire winter; we thought we'd lost him.
 

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Do have pictures of the enclosure posted anywhere? Enough of us have had turtles try or manage to escape from enclosures, perhaps we can troubleshoot or offer suggestions for "enhanced" turtle containment! :D
 
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