red neck on terrapin

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red neck on terrapin

Post by lorna123 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 2:54 pm

Hi all my female terrapin has a red sore on the neck posable males have been attacking her any help have put her in a nother tank at mo just incase

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Re: red neck on terrapin

Post by Neil » Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:37 pm

Hello and welcome to the site and forum :)

Which species, what sizes, what size tank, and what temps? One male and one female, especially in a smaller tank (or warmer temps) will lead to sexual aggression so it could well be this, not much you can really do other than separate them as you've already done and keep the water clean to assist healing. If it's quite bad then dry docking can help, or if it's really bad then some antiseptic as well as dry docking may be required.

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