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Emergency!! Turtle needs help


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Posted by lacie143 on May 03, 2003 at 17:45:41:

About a week ago my turtle had a weird growth on his jaw line, but i came off and healed nicely, but now, and even then, he cant seem to swim. He gets in his water and swims with his head on a downward angle at the surface and thats it! He seems to have extreme difficulty getting air when hes in this position. The other day i came home and he was spasing out,s wimming frantically in this position. I lifted him out of the water and he started gasping for air. Today i came home and he was belly up! but thankfully not dead. Again i lifted him out of the water and he began gasping for air. I have him in very shallow water right now. He is in a 30 gallon rectangle tank half filled with a pretty large area for him to bask. He and his two friends are only an inch or two big. I need help asap.... whats wrong with him? Has anyone heard anything like this?? Lacie email me at lacie143@hotmail.com or post reply


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