Update on the turtles: big one is a female and little one is a male. The female has shell rot on her plastron, between the abdominal and pectoral scutes. That’s paired with a nematode overload. The little one is active and he seems perfectly healthy, no issues yet with him. He’s got quick reflexes too. They’re both getting a vet visit as soon as they can to get some medicine for the nematodes. The shell rot can be treated with modifications to the QT tank and betadine. The male may end up getting a precautionary dose of meds but I leave it to the vet, since he was kept in the same pond as the female before the expo.
Pictured is the male during a full cleaning of the QT- which I’ve been doing daily as often as I find any waste to eliminate further infection of nematodes
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