Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > New Acquisitions

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 03-04-2011, 05:39 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice FINatic
mwilliams's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 833
Have you tried the Frozen Blood Worms? He might go for that maybe. If not any fish will gobble them down.

mwilliams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2011, 05:52 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Addict
WhiteDevil's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: 60118
Posts: 2,438
turtles are omnivores, and actually eat very little animals. How big are you talking when you say hatchling? 1" or 2" in size? you can try feeder guppies, they are really small and might entice it to eat, if not itll get to it later.

I have a RES and shes a big girl now but she rarely eats meats or pellets she loves her fruits and veggies.
You can get duckweed and alot of it and throw it in the tank. They can go for a long period of time without eating but I dont think yours has any reserves built up to do that.

That's not a planted tank. That's a jungle with glass around it- MFDROOKIE Circa 2011
WhiteDevil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2011, 09:28 PM   #13
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 2,667
Guppies, small snails, ghost shrimp, etc. are all good options. So are the plants (which may bring in the snails for you).

It is not the brightness of the light that is critical, the new one has enough light in the right part of the spectrum. This is what is critical in making vitamin D3, which is vital for them to use calcium, which is vital for them to maintain a healthy shell. This along with a complete and balanced diet will make a healthy turtle. Then it is just a matter of keeping the water clean.
Fishguy2727 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2011, 04:59 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice FINatic
TomStav's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rhode Island, USA
Posts: 550
I had a similar problem when I had a baby turtle, he didn't feed for a few days, I put ghost shrimp in and after a few days of sharing the tank with them he ate them up, then after a week he was eating pellets and carrot peel, just make the habitat a stress free as possible to encourage Him to eat.

Sent from my iPad using Aquarium

TomStav is offline   Reply With Quote

baby, eat, turtle

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My fish wont eat! XxVooDooxX Saltwater Reef Aquaria 28 03-04-2011 07:20 PM
HELP ME- MY FISH WONT EAT galen Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 4 10-31-2007 11:26 PM
why wont they eat it? justrelax Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 5 07-23-2006 11:37 PM
My puffer wont eat Nansfluff Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 2 05-18-2004 08:33 PM
Guppy wont eat! 1veedo Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 1 08-22-2003 11:57 AM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:12 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.