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By Lorraine | 11 June 2020 | 0 Comments

Why Does My Turtle Float in the Aquarium

If you have a turtle floating on the surface of your water tank, it may come from natural gas, but it is probably something much more dangerous than natural gas.
If your turtle floats on top of your fish tank, it is likely to be very sick.
However, you must ensure that it is actually floating, and you cannot mistake it for normal swimming or anything. The easiest way is to push your turtle a little underwater. If it bounces suddenly, like a balloon, then you are in trouble.
Although a floating turtle is a symptom of a serious disease, it may only be caused by the gas accumulated in your turtle.
When your turtle begins to eat new food, even after using certain medicines, it will produce gas accumulation. If you see the turtle leaning up and down from head to tail, rather than from side to side, you will know that its buoyancy problem is caused by gas accumulation.
Accumulated natural gas usually repairs itself quickly and rarely causes serious health problems.

Why is my turtle floating beside?

Your turtle is leaning to the side, which means it is floating up and down or leaning to the side. More importantly, it cannot dive into the water. The most likely culprit is respiratory infections. Serious development stage.
On the other hand, if your turtle turns over, then this is not a problem with the turtle itself, but a problem with your tank. Usually, turtles will turn over because they fell from something, or because the water is too shallow. More often, turtles suffer from respiratory diseases, which is what we will discuss next.

Why turtles suffer from respiratory diseases

Usually, captive turtles will develop respiratory infections due to viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites. Usually, there is a problem with your habitat, and this is related to one of the following four situations, which leads to RI:
Lack of calories.
Eating and malnutrition.
Insufficient ultraviolet light.
Poor enclosure hygiene.
Perhaps the most common reason for turtles suffering from respiratory diseases is lack of heat. There are two ways. Not because the water temperature is too low, or because the air is too cold. A ventilated, cold room is not a good place for turtles. Make sure your water temperature is 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit, room temperature is around 70 degrees Fahrenheit, and the temperature of the sun is around 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
Another reason for turtles to suffer from respiratory infections is due to poor diet and nutrition, especially vitamin A deficiency. Vitamin A can help turtles to stop and repel the growth of bacteria, so when there is not enough vitamin in turtles, their chances of getting sick will increase. Foods such as carrots, sweet potatoes and dark green leafy vegetables are rich in vitamin A.
Due to the lack of ultraviolet rays, turtles can also suffer from respiratory diseases. Turtles need ultraviolet a and ultraviolet b to regulate their emotions, help their eyesight, help bone growth and so on. Without it, they are at risk of illness. Use a good UV light for aquarium and perform 1 to 2 30 to 60 minutes of exercise in natural sunlight. This is a good way to ensure that your turtle gets all the UV light it needs.
If the sanitary conditions of your enclosed environment are poor, this may also cause respiratory diseases to your turtle pets. This usually occurs when bacteria accumulate, which is caused by leftover food or turtle feces. This usually happens when you don't have a suitable filter. Turtles are messy creatures that emit a lot of waste. Using a powerful and capable filter, plus weekly spot checks and cleaning is the best way to reduce the accumulation of bacteria.

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