Help- White spot on shell

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Hi, I recently rescued a Russian tortoise. When I first got him his shell was fine and was healthy. After about a month of having him now I've noticed that his shell has white spots. At first it was just a small spot but it has become larger recently. It feels as if the colored part of his shell chipped off because the white area is a tiny bit lower than the rest of the shell. I was wondering if this is shell rot or something else. Thank you.
 

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TeamZissou

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It's possible that you're not seeing it unless you watch them all day. Two tortoises of any species really should not be housed together. Russians fight lot and are particularly scrappy. I couldn't find it quickly, but there was a thread from a while back where two Russians were housed together and one tortoise actually killed the other. The owner came home to a pretty gory scene.

You should get them into separate enclosures as soon as possible.
 

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My Russian tries to bite my fingers every time i go in his enclosure. I can't imagine what would happen if I was another tortoise.
 
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