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Old 16-10-2011, 06:48 PM   #1
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i have recently purchased two reeve's turtle's and have them separated they look fine and healthy both 1 and a half years old, one is around 3 inches and the other is around 5 they have been in a very small tank with no UV or heat bulb only source of heat being a heat mat which was very poor, also filtration was practically non existent.
all that taken into account the only problem i can see is that they open and close there mouths almost like gasping but pretty fast is this a respiratory problem and should i do anything to help this problem get better.

bought them as i thought they would be much happier in a large 400+ litre tank with all that a growing terrapin needs.

thanks for the feedback much appreciated
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Old 16-10-2011, 10:02 PM   #2
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It doesn't sound like a respiratory problem. It sounds like they are just a little stressed with all the changes that have come about. They should settle in in a few days, just keep an eye on them.

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Old 17-10-2011, 10:28 AM   #3
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its when they are submersed i doubt its anything major then but i will be keeping a close eye on them hopefully they can have a nice life rather then a prison cell now cheers for the reply helps to hear from a experienced person
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Old 17-10-2011, 12:28 PM   #4
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thanks for the reply it only happens when they are submersed can tell they have not had the chance to bask as one hasnt stopped for ages hope they enjoy there new home and i will be definately keeping a close eye on them both
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