hi, im new to keeping reptiles, and my baby red eared slider has developed some small spots on his shell.
i had the water tested, and it was fine, although ph was slightly low, and the scutes are just starting to separate on the ridge on his back, so i think hes about to start shedding.
The edge scutes of his shell turned a little lighter in colour a few days ago, his shell smells fine and no soft or brittle patches.
He gets a diet of turtle sticks and bloodworms, with the occasional shimp pellet, and eats some of the plants in his tank, and the water is kept at 24C.
I made a change to his basking area, and he can certainly get out of the water, but i think the change from a rock to a ramp may have discouraged him, this was about a week ago
He has a reptile uvb bulb and heat lamp.
please help me with my turtle, theres no vets anywhere near me that knows what a turtle is.