Hi Just wondered if I could ask your advice? My partner and I have just added to our little family two little yellow belly slider turtles. This is our first turtle keeping experience and we really don't want to get it wrong. The male is about 5" and the female around 4". They both seem to being doing really well so far. They seem to enjoy turtle feed (the complete stuff) as well as lettuce, blood worms every other day and aquatic plants. We have the water at around 78 and as well as their UVB lamp they have a basking lamp which warms the area to about 92 with light on. The trouble is neither of them seem to want/be able to get on the island to bask. One of them was up on some cork we had in the tank before we got the island but since hasn't even attempted basking. Ive read that its really important for them to do so to prevent them from getting fungal infections and so i'm starting to worry. We have only had them 6 days, could it just be that they aren't used to their new environment or do you think we need to do something to encourage them? Ive read on websites that if they don't bask you should remove them from the water and place them in a dry warm (80's) place for about 30 minutes a day but i'd like some more inside advice. Both of the turtles have white stringy fine materials floating out from their armpit areas and have done since we got them.