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Old 07-31-2011, 01:29 PM   #1
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Fish and Turtle

So my ex husbands son wants a pair of my sons convicts to put in his turtle tank. Is this a good idea? I have no idea on turtle and fish etiquette.... I've taught him how to clean it and stuff ( ok so to clean as I would a fish tank) and I text him to remind him once a week.... But I could use some help... Thx in advance.... If he needs a bigger tank ( he's got a 40 g breeder I resealed for him) I have another 55 I can reseal and replace a cracked panel on for him. I'll be pet sitting for a week up there so I wanted have everything ready so I can have it set up when they get back.
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IME,fish are just turtle food. and even a 55 is barely big enough for the smallest turtles kept as pets(mud/musk turtles)
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Idk what kind this is. He's had it over a year and the family who had it before him had it awhile. It's not that big. But like I said I know nothing about turtles.
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Idk what kind this is. He's had it over a year and the family who had it before him had it awhile. It's not that big. But like I said I know nothing about turtles.
how big is it? do you have pics?
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No, it's my ex husbands sons tank. I wont be there till next weekend.
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No, it's my ex husbands sons tank. I wont be there till next weekend.
ok. unless its some sort of turtle ive never heard of,the fish will be food
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Thx. Sry I don't have pix
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Thx. Sry I don't have pix
your welcome,and no big deal
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If you can't provide pics then please google images to figure out what turtle it is. Red ear slider, painted turtle, yellow belly slider, mud turtle, musk turtle, and others are all very common.

You will need an upgrade, but it is not necessarily impossible. I have kept turtles and fish together without issues. It is important that the turtles grow up with fish, are only ever fed pellets (never live foods), and that the fish are large and active.
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Turtles would not be good with the convicts. Convicts are territorial and turtles have no respect for that. Turtles are very dirty and have a different habitat/environment need. Turtles especially your common red ear sliders get a foot big and need to be able to sun themselves. I have two turtles in my pond with a dozen gold fish and they have all lived peacefully for five years. The turtles were there before when I had koi but a racoon used the pond as a buffet. Hence the goldfish only and the coon has not come back.
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