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- Marnix Hoekstra
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Curved spines are natural, but if the spines point up, it may be calcium or vitamin D deficiency. Could you post some pictures of your turtle?
I think a diet of minnows and fruit is insufficient. According to Pritchard "this species eats almost anything edible"; but it feeds mainly on fruit and aquatic plants. You can also try lettuce & cabbages. Minnows is a good idea; never thought of that.
I recently found out there's a large herpetology collection in a veterinary library close to my department. I went there today and found a lot of information on H.grandis. I'm working on a care sheet; but for the time being, you could check out these care sheets for H.spinosa, a related species:
Hope this helps,
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