have pond in backyard with 1 adult water turtle – 2 baby water turtles …

have pond in backyard with 1 adult water turtle – 2 baby water turtles – and about 20 goldfish. i have cleaned out pond – put in algaecide – and turtle spots are becoming more but the baby turtles have none at all. i cant scrape it off and it dosn’t smell and its not soft in any area and he still sheds his schutes but white is still there

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Kelly Furgason
5 years ago

Hello Tami,
It could be a few things…one could be something called SCUD , basically shell rot. Another could be mineral deposit build up. The only way to know for sure is see a vet..I am guessing it is mineral deposits since you said that it is still there when he sheds,which is common with mineral deposits. I’d recommend taking the turtle to a vet to be sure.
~kelly