FRESHWATER TURTLE TONIC

TORTUFIT

TORTUFIT is specially formulated for freshwater turtles in aquaria or small tanks without filters. TORTUFIT prevents fungal / bacterial infections, solves ‘popeye’, protects the skin as well as stimulating recovery from illness or injury. Your freshwater turtles will live a cleaner, happier and healthier life when they are treated with TORTUFIT.

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PRODUCT FEATURES

TORTUFIT

WHAT TO EXPECT

RESULTS

STIMULATES RECOVERY PROCESS

CLEAN WATER

DISINFECTANT

POPEYE

SKIN PROTECTION

QUESTIONS?

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Our products are designed to be simple, safe & easy to use, but if you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. But before you do, please check our Frequently Asked Questions below to see if your question has already been answered.

  • Always read the leaflet before use;
  • This product may stain if spilt;
  • Keep out of reach of children and pets;
  • Do not use with animals that are intended for consumption;
  • Store bottle and leaflet in original packaging;
  • Keep away from cuts, eyes and other sensitive areas;
  • This information is general product information, not to be mistaken for the instruction leaflet. No rights can be derived from this F.A.Q.!

Turtles do not just need extra care during illness, convalescence or quarantine, they need a level of general care. This care should be aimed at maximising your turtles’ resistance against infections, injuries and disease. A weekly dosage with TORTUFIT will optimise your aquarium water and your turtles’ condition will improve. 

TORTUFIT keeps the water clean and fresh: it neutralises waste, chlorine and chloramine and helps your freshwater turtle breathe easier by increasing the amount of oxygen. TORTUFIT binds water pollutants and in that way prevents mouldy and stale water. The water will stay healthier and cleaner for longer. On top of that, TORTUFIT has a nourishing and restoring effect, protects the shell and vulnerable skin and activates the resistance of already affected skin.

A summary of TORTUFIT’s benefits:

  • Helps to keep aquatic turtles healthy and happy;
  • Keeps the water clean and fresh for longer;
  • Helps to increase natural resistance;
  • Neutralises chlorine and chloramine in tap
    water;
  • Nourishes and protects the skin and shell;
  • Cleans and soothes eyes in case of ‘pop-eye’.
  • You can use TORTUFIT with freshwater turtles.
  • TORTUFIT is well tolerated by fish, plants and filters. 

Filtering
You may continue to filter over non-adsorbing materials such as filter-wool, sand, gravel, etc. Always remove chemical ‘active’ filter media such as (fresh) activated carbon, UV (lights), oxidisers, resins and protein skimmers, as these can have a negative influence on the action of TORTUFIT. Keep filters running day and night.

Overdosing
It is not recommended to add more than the advised dosage when using TORTUFIT.

Other treatments (from other manufacturers)
Never combine treatments unless the manufacturer specifically states that it is safe to do so.

It is generally not necessary to do a water change before using TORTUFIT. However, there are a few exceptions where a partial water change should be carried out before treating the aquarium:

  1. In the case of poor water quality. Regular testing with eSHa AQUA-QUICK-TEST can identify water quality problems in time to take corrective action when needed;
  2. If you are close to your regular water change;
  3. If using any waterconditioners (see general questions: how can I safely add tap water when doing a water change, without adding (too much) water conditioner?);
  4. If you have just used or are using another treatment: 2 x 40% water changes should be carried out over a period of two days + appropriate filtering (i.e. carbon).


Replacing some of the water during or after treatment effectively removes some of the treatment. Compensate by adding a proportional amount of medication after a water change.

  1. To treat the disease organisms and conditions, use a weekly dose of TORTUFIT. Calculate the volume of your aquarium (only the area occupied by water). You can use the Dosage Calculator to calculate the correct dosage.
  2. Add drops of TORTUFIT to your aquarium by holding the bottle upside down and squeezing the pipette (20 drops = 1 ml).

After an illness we strongly recommend that you give your fish a daily dose of eSHa OPTIMA, to keep them in good health. eSHa OPTIMA is a unique combination of the essential components found in tropical rivers, lakes and streams. These components are blended with trace elements, minerals, vitamins and natural growth enhancers to give your fish what they are accustomed to in their natural environment. eSHa OPTIMA stimulates and supports the natural immune defences and speeds up full recovery from illness. 

For marine aquariums we strongly recommend to give your fish a dose of MINAROLL after an illness. MINAROLL is a blend of trace elements, vitamins and minerals, designed to keep your fish in the best of health. It stimulates and supports the natural immune defences and it speeds up a full recovery from illness. It can also be used in freshwater aquariums.

We do not recommend using other eSHa products while using TORTUFIT.

You may notice flake-like sediment forming in your bottle of TORTUFIT. In this case shake, and if necessary, heat the bottle until lukewarm (40-60º C) before use. Fluctuations in temperature can cause a light turbidity or some sediment, which in spite of heating can persist for a day. The sediment is a natural compound and is totally harmless and will not affect the performance of TORTUFIT. The sediment dissolves when entering your aquarium.

Varieties of freshwater turtles
Freshwater turtles have two shells, the carapace and the plastron. The turtle can hide in his shell if there is any danger. There are many different types and varieties of water turtles. The most common are the Cumberland turtle (Trachemys scripta troostii), the yellow-bellied slider (Trachemys scripta scripta) and the false map turtle (Graptemys pseudogeographica).

Healthy guidelines
A freshwater turtle has to have a variety in food and has to eat it well. It would be in the best interest of the turtle to bask every day, if the turtle does not do that, obligate him. The freshwater turtle is not allowed to have weak spots or discolorations. Never clip the nails! This is a sex-characteristic for males. Be sure the freshwater turtles always have clean water and good filtering.

Diseases
Freshwater turtles kept under good circumstances will not get ill very soon. TORTUFIT can tribute to this, together with plenty of basking light, enough exercise and a good nutrition. The most common disease is shell rot. This is caused by dirty water, no lamp, poor nutrition or to a raw basking area. Once the immune system of the freshwater turtle is not good, the chances of a disease is much bigger. That is why it is important to prevent these diseases.

Changing water
Change the water in the paludarium once a week and clean out the tank. Change at least 2/3 of the water and add TORTUFIT. Preferably let the new water, treated with TORTUFIT, stand in a clean bucket for some time before replacing the water, allowing it to reach room temperature.

The paludarium
A standard paludarium for freshwater turtles has to have a minimal length of four times the shell and a width of three times the shell. The water level has to have the length of the shell, so the turtle can rotate in the water. Preferably, the paludarium has to have a basking area in size from 1/3 – 1/4 part of the accommodation. This area should not be too rough because it can damage the plastron. This area should also be heated with a basking bulb so the skin and the shell can dry, which can reduce the bacterial population. The water must be between 18-26°C and the air temperature has to be at least 2 degrees warmer (between 24-28°C). Also ask your expert shopkeeper for advice.

Cleaning the paludarium
Thoroughly clean out the tank and every decor and substrate when you change the water. Use as less as possible, preferably no soaps and detergents. Should you need them, thoroughly wash them out, for even small remains are dangerous to freshwater turtles. Scale and other deposits can easily be removed with pure kitchen vinegar before thorough rinsing. If possible keep a separate bucket and dish washing brush or sponge for you turtles. When doing so, you can be certain that they do not carry traces of detergents which are dangerous to turtles.

CALCULATE IT YOURSELF

DOSAGE CALCULATOR

This dosage calculator is a tool to calculate the standard dosage for normal aquariums. Although this calculator is carefully put together, we strongly advise to read the product instructions and leaflet carefully.

EXACT DOSAGES

DOSAGE CALCULATOR

Please refer to the RESULTS to get your dosage plan!

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In case you do not have a normal aquarium, you have to adjust the dosage accordingly. For example, if you have large amounts of rocks, stones or other deco material the dosage needs to be decreased. If you have an oversized external filter the dosage needs to be increased.

ATTENTION:

Your aquarium is smaller than 30 liters, this is smaller than the average aquarium, please check your parameters. If your parameters are correct, you can continue calculating your dosage.

ATTENTION:

Your aquarium is larger than 300 liters, this is larger than the average aquarium, please check your parameters. If your parameters are correct, you can continue calculating your dosage.

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SAFE TO USE WITH

PRODUCT COMPATIBILITY LIST

We often get questions if our products are safe to use with certain types of animals. After testing our products carefully, we have put together an overview that shows which product are safe to use with your beloved aquarium creatures.

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PRODUCT SHRIMP SNAILS / MUSSELS FROGS CORALS AXOLOTLS

eSHa 2000

Yes ¹

No

Yes

N/A

-

EXIT

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

-

GASTROPEX

Yes ¹

No

Yes

N/A

-

HEXAMITA

Yes ¹

No

Yes

N/A

-

PRO-PHYLL

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

-

eSHa OPTIMA

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

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PROTALON

707 / 7.0.7 / 727

Yes ¹

No

Yes

N/A

-

GOLDY

No

No

Yes

N/A

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TORTUFIT

No

No

Yes

N/A

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eSHa gdex

Yes

Yes ²

Yes

?

-

eSHa -ndx

Yes

Yes ²

Yes

?

-

eSHa alx

No

?

Yes

?

-

CRYPTO-PLUS

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

-

TRIMARIN

No

No

N/A

No

-

OODINEX

Yes

No

N/A

Yes

-

MINAROLL

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

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