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    Fully aquatic turtle for fish tank

    Discussion in 'Reptiles, Amphibians and Other Exotic Pets' started by Delhezi B, Jan 30, 2010.

    1. Delhezi B

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      I was thinking are any small fully aquatic turtle's that I could put in my fish tank? its 265 gallons not quite big enough for a FRT. I know about musk turtles and stuff but i was looking for something a little more active.

      any help would be appreciated

      thanks - delhezi B
       
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      Not really. A 265 is too deep for most small turtles. Most turtles that would do well in a 265 would kill your fish.
       
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      If 265 is not big enough for FRT... what size would you need?
       
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      1000 gallon minimum for anything over 16".........
       
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      First of all: There is no fully aquatic turtle. Every turtle species needs to have a dry area to lay eggs or to dry off at least once in a while.

      Second: Musk turtles will do well in a 265g tank if they are accustomed to the depth and if you provide rocks, logs or something elso to climb to the surface. I have seen stinkpots in Florida springs in 3m depth, no problem for them.

      Third: Maybe you want to google for pink belly sidenecks (Emydura subglobosa). They are good swimmers, have a friendly character and look stunning. But don't forget on the land/egg laying area!
       
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      Hi,I prefer to keep them seperated!
       
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      Hmmm this is not looking so good. First off there will be no land area Period Its mainly a fish tank... and woudlent be centered on a turtle. I might have to look into this more. thanks guys!
       
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      i dont see any turtle species that would work with your tank and situation. unless you dont care about the fish then a smooth softshell or asian softshell would be more than perfect.
       

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