Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Community Forum > Member Introductions
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-04-2012, 06:41 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 153
Hello all!

Heya, Everyone. I hope that all is well with you. (:

Firstly, my name is Aidan and I am a member from the UK! I am a member of a few other forums, which are unrelated to fishes/aquariums, but I joined this one for a very specific reason - and that is that I am looking to set up my own aquarium!

I have been looking into making a Freshwater Aquarium, lately, and I wanted to have a Musk Turtle, Some Sea Lions and some fish in it.

However, I know that it is not as simple as buying a nice tank and shoving fish in it, as I became informed by my research on the internet yesterday.

The fish that I was looking in to getting were:

- Clown Trigger Fisher Angel Fish
- Symphysodon
- Moorish Idol
- Clownfish
- Angelfish

However, I was recently made aware that a lot of these are Saltwater Fish, so if an Expert knows what is what off the top of their head, then that would be extremely helpful.

Anyway, I don't know how well turtles go with big fish, because I have seen a lot of people saying that the turtle (I was looking in to getting a musk one) will kill the fishes quickly, and I don't know how well some fishes go with others.

So, if you would be able to give me a step in the right direction (I am a complete noob at this, haha), then it would be a great help!

Thanks!

~ Aidan.
__________________

__________________
deadmanwalking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2012, 09:55 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Convict2161's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 14,818
Welcome to the AquariumAdvice community!
__________________

__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

"When creating an aqua scape, strive for the beauty of imperfection, as its art and there is no wrong or right, it's left open for interpretation" James Findley
Convict2161 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2012, 09:59 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Bettababe1011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Somewhere in the Midwest
Posts: 5,447
Welcome to AA!

I wouldn't put a turtle in with fish. I've seen how fast turtles can attack when they're underwater. It's amazing to watch, but not when they're your own pet fish.
__________________
Fish are friends, not food!
-Dakota
Bettababe1011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2012, 01:21 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 153
Quote:
Originally Posted by Convict2161 View Post
Welcome to the AquariumAdvice community!
Convict2161 - Thank you.
__________________
deadmanwalking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2012, 01:24 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 153
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bettababe1011 View Post
Welcome to AA!

I wouldn't put a turtle in with fish. I've seen how fast turtles can attack when they're underwater. It's amazing to watch, but not when they're your own pet fish.
Bettababe1011 - Thank you for the welcome. Also, I see what you mean. However, I have read a few more sources which answer this, and apparently, if the turtles and fish are well-fed, and separated when I am on holiday, then they can live together.

Do you have any information which goes against that source, by any chance?

Thanks! :x
__________________
deadmanwalking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2012, 06:43 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Bettababe1011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Somewhere in the Midwest
Posts: 5,447
I have my own turtle. She was fed earlier that day, and we put some minnows left over from fishing in, and she instantly attacked. I know they were small fish, but I just don't see a turtle getting along with any of the fish that are commonly in aquariums.
__________________
Fish are friends, not food!
-Dakota
Bettababe1011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 10:33 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Samzter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: West Sussex
Posts: 3,625
Welcome to AA! Hope you like the site so far!
__________________
Samzter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 10:54 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Andrew McFadden's Avatar

POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: johnstown, ohio
Posts: 7,919
Quote:
Originally Posted by deadmanwalking
Heya, Everyone. I hope that all is well with you. (:

Firstly, my name is Aidan and I am a member from the UK! I am a member of a few other forums, which are unrelated to fishes/aquariums, but I joined this one for a very specific reason - and that is that I am looking to set up my own aquarium!

I have been looking into making a Freshwater Aquarium, lately, and I wanted to have a Musk Turtle, Some Sea Lions and some fish in it.

However, I know that it is not as simple as buying a nice tank and shoving fish in it, as I became informed by my research on the internet yesterday.

The fish that I was looking in to getting were:

- Clown Trigger Fisher Angel Fish
- Symphysodon
- Moorish Idol
- Clownfish
- Angelfish

However, I was recently made aware that a lot of these are Saltwater Fish, so if an Expert knows what is what off the top of their head, then that would be extremely helpful.

Anyway, I don't know how well turtles go with big fish, because I have seen a lot of people saying that the turtle (I was looking in to getting a musk one) will kill the fishes quickly, and I don't know how well some fishes go with others.

So, if you would be able to give me a step in the right direction (I am a complete noob at this, haha), then it would be a great help!

Thanks!

~ Aidan.
to AA


- Clown Trigger Fisher Angel Fish ----- saltwater
- Symphysodon. ------ Freshwater
- Moorish Idol. ----- Saltwater
- Clownfish. ----- Saltwater
- Angelfish. ----- With this one their are saltwater angels and fresh so I'm not sure when you just say angel fish.?.
- stinkpot musk turtle. ---- Freshwater


Everyone told me not to do it aswell and I did it anyways and all is well. My musk has never went after my fish its the other way around lol just be aware that it is possible. Hope this helps
__________________

__________________
Andrew McFadden is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.