|I was just curious if anyone else had any "wet pets"
My red eared slider, Terabyte. She's now happily in a 120 gallon tank. She also has some guppies, but she has a hard time catching them. They've begun to breed in the tank!
|I have a 30 gallon tank which holds a a southern painted turtle and the few fish that have managed to survive with him. He has a habit of eating his mates but one very shy tiger barb and a speedy and secretive cichild have been in the tank with him for several years., This April Algernon the Turtle turns 5. yikes !! when i got him he was the size of a quarter. Now he is 5 inches long (shell only)
Originally Posted by lilleah878
Our turtle is a snapping turtle that I got for 2 dollars from a pet store, that was closing, and was going to let the little baby go. When I got him, he was the size of a quarter, but now he's a little bigger.
So, I saw a few turtle posts. Please go check out the Happy Turtles Pub Forum. Turtles require over 100 gallons of water. Actually, a southern painted turtle, being a smaller species, could get by on 75 gallons. A snapping turtle, well...more like 200 gallons. Snappers are mean little devils, so an outdoor pond might be safer. One with a fence.
Painteds, on the other hand, are "friendly". As friendly as turtles get.
With a correct setup, they should be 4 inches within their first year. With too little space, they can contract diseases more easily, and they become internally and sometimes externally deformed.
Have any of you ever set up a brackish water tank? I've never done saltwater because it's so much more difficult and the fish are so expensive. I thought of doing a brackish water tank with mostly mollies. Are they more or less difficult than saltwater?
I've also wanted to do an American River setup. Has anyone done one of these before? They looked so cool, but where do you buy the fish at?