baby painted turtle possibly sick?


New member
Jun 26, 2020
about four days ago i got a baby painted turtle, i have only seen it swim a few times (dove deep once, chased a turtle bone, if someone scares it it'll try and swim away, or if i catch it swimming its usually floating with its head and tail sticking straight up (not trying to swim just chilling?) it spends most of its time basking either fully on the deck or half in the water and half on the deck, its only interested in brine shrimp and some pellets (doesn't eat many maybe like two) and won't eat kale, the water temperature is around 80 degrees and the basking area is between 85-90 degrees, im worried hes not swimming because of a respiratory infection?