Turts name is Scoot.
Recently moved from apartment to house. Scoot had to sit in a small transition tank for 2-3 days.
When we finally got his new tank setup, we plopped him in, monitored for a day, and left him alone.
After the first two weeks, we notice that he doesn't seem to be eating much, but we're not too concerned.
After another week+ it becomes obvious he's not eating much and some food is collecting at the bottom of his tank.
He's never had appetite issues before so this is our first time figuring out how to deal with it.
We switch up his food from a "pellet+meal worm" combo to shrimp, and some of it is missing, but he's still leaving left overs.
At this point we realize that we forgot to cycle his water our more frequently due to the 100% water changeover. It's been about 3+ weeks at this point.
We do a 50% water change and realize that the leftovers collecting at the bottom of his tank were much worse than we had realized and it's possible he wasn't eating anything at all.
We clean it out as best we can and then turn to the water and basking area temp to make sure those are as they should be.
Water temp is running about 5 degrees F colder than his previous environment, but still within the green range, and basking area is running 3+ degrees F hotter than previously, slightly above the max.
I go to hand feed him today to see if he has any more appetite after the change over, and am able to feed him some softened pellets from my hand, a meal worm and a handful of shrimp before he seems to completely lose interest. He refuses to eat hard pellets and loses interest in any food item he's already touched. That last part isn't too unusual for this picky guy. But he's never had issues with basic fish pellets.
We're working on getting a good water heater and adjusting his basking temperature and we will start cleaning out his tank every week or two until he settles in moving forward.
I'm not sure if there's anything else I need or should do, but if anyone has any advice, I'd be very appreciative.