This is a razorback musk turtle, attempting to breed something that happened to be under it, that sort of kind of resembled a turtle shell? Maybe? The poor fish (a plecostomus) will be perfectly fine. They’re literally tough as nails.
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Dr Erik Johnson is a Marietta, Georgia Veterinarian with a practice in small animal medicine. He graduated from University of Georgia with his Doctorate in 1991. Dr Johnson is the author of several texts on Koi and Pond Fish Health and Disease as well as numerous articles on dog and cat health topics.