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Old 02-23-2009, 09:40 PM   #1
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Question Turtles and cichilds

I have a 29 gallon cichild tank i own a convict and some small parrots i recently was given two baby turtles ans i put them right in the tank untill i buy them there own tank will this do anything to the health of my fish?
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:41 PM   #2
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turtles will eat your fish,
If the turtle can fit the fish into its mouth it will eat it
if it cant then the turtles will chase the fish around the tank
with no harm done to the fish
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:45 PM   #3
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there small baby turtle i kno they can eat fish but there way to small but will them being in the tank wih the fish afect thee fishes health or wutnot?
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Turtles are messy and might create ammonia problems. You'd need ample filtration to deal with the waste they produce.
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very true innovator
i forgot about that, my turtle lives on his own,
to stop this waste you can take the turtles out of the tank and feed in a container,
then there will only be a bit of poo to deal with in the tank

no the turtles wont harm your fish, they will just chase them around the tank, that is all
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good idea thanks guys
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your welcome
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just make sure you get them out soon. Baby turtles don't stay babies for long. Also, I want to add a bit. Turtles will eat anything they can fit in their mouths...if they can't fit it in their mouths, they will tear it to pieces until it does. I once had a 6" mbuna cichlid that jumped out of the tank. I found him dead and decided to feed him to my RES. It took him an hour. But my 8" RES downed that 6" beefy male mbuna. I was impressed to say the least
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lol wow ok thanx i gat them out already thanx
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