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    Goliath Tigerfish Delhezi B's Avatar
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    Fully aquatic turtle for fish tank

    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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    mata mata!
    Quote Originally Posted by Lepisosteus platyrhincus;4877437;
    its not strange. its normal. who told you its strange?!?!?!?!
    its normal. i mean- i must not be sane anymore.

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    shut up Jason.



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    If 265 is not big enough for FRT... what size would you need?



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    Quote Originally Posted by pURPLEcHILLIrED123;3841802;
    If 265 is not big enough for FRT... what size would you need?
    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!
    keeping: Convicts, Jack Dempseys, Geophagus brasiliensis, Australoheros sp. Red Ceibal
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    L204, Ancistrus sp., Hoplosternon thoracatum,
    Erythrinus sp. purple, Polypterus senegalensis, Polypterus ornatipinnis, Channa pulchra





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    I keep my mata mata fully aquatic in a 135 gal. here is a link to that thread if you want to see peoples different views on keeping these turtles completely aquatic:

    http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/fo...d.php?t=259090
    Quote Originally Posted by Lepisosteus platyrhincus;4877437;
    its not strange. its normal. who told you its strange?!?!?!?!
    its normal. i mean- i must not be sane anymore.

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    shut up Jason.



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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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