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Posted by Accomplice on January 05, 2003 at 11:22:00:
In Reply to: Ally Burping bubbles should I be worried? posted by Covenant on January 05, 2003 at 02:29:05:
I've had sliders and other basking turtles with bubbles coming out of their noses when they had respiratory problems. Perhaps the alligator snappers do it by blowing bubbles. Its also easier to spot with other turts that swim because they often float in a tilted manner when one lung is having problems. Perhaps there is some way to get your snapper to float to see if he tilts. That would indicate that one lung is not filling with air properly. Either way, I'd get that heater going to keep the water at 75-80 degrees and work on the pvc pipe when time allows.
:Hey all. I've been working on the computer tonight for about four hours and I've been watching my big Alligator Snapper and he has been burping bubbles for about 2 or 3 hours now. Should I be worried? It has seemed to stop now. He hasn't done it for about 20 minutes. Tonight I went out and my girl friend forgot to turn the heat on in the apartment before we left. So when I got back his tank was about 67 or 68 degrees. That's the coldest I've seen his tank since I got him. It usually moves between low to high 70s. I have gotten a water heater for him so it would stay at a certain temperture, but I wanted to get a peice of PVC pipe to go around it first. But I just havn't had the time to go and get a piece yet. So any ways is there any thing I should worry about with this burping of air? Thanks for any help.