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Old 10-16-2005, 04:21 PM   #1
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Can i add a pair of cockatoo's ?

I have a turtle in a 3 foot tank now. It is only about 2 inches (max) in length. Can I put a BREEDING pair of cockatoo's in the tank. There is suffiecnet water level for them any way ....

The only thing I am worried about is when they spawn will they be really really territorial and kill my turtle ? or even harm him.
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Old 10-16-2005, 05:14 PM   #2
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If we are talking about cockatoo cichlids (apistogramma cacuatoides) I can't see them harming a trutle tbh.
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I'd be more worried about the turtle taking a bite out of the cichlids.
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The turtle will eat your fish.. I wouldnt recomend it..
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fish = turtle food.

unless of course it's a very big fish and a very small turtle, but most turtles don't stay small for long.

i'm sure something like an adult oscar or pacu or something large like that would be okay in a tank with tiny turtles, but i highly doubt any turtle keeper would have anywhere near enough water for a fish that large.
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Old 10-16-2005, 07:34 PM   #6
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Even if the turtle doesn't bother with the adults, the fry will be a prime target as turtle food.
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Thats what i thought food = turtle food, but I can not see that adults fetting harmed at this stage ... the turtle is a baby, his mouth is only about ---- big lol. I think I mite add a pair and see what gos on if the turtle or fish get to aggressive I can remove them and add them to another tank
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If the turtle goes for the caucatoides, you will not have time....one bite will be easily mortal to such a small fish....and chances are the turtle will...even if he appears uninterested at first.
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Thanx for the advice guys, I assumed to cockatoo's to be bigger but when I saw them in the store they were much smaller than what I thought so I have not added anything.

I plan on adding some plants so the turtle feels more secure and the tank is looking great. I do not have the light yet but it has been order and should be her ein 2 days.

Can I add anything to the tank such as newts or frogs ?
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Not sure if newts or frogs can cohabitate with turtles... Or if anything can. Turtles are pretty nippy critters, at least mine were, but I've only ever had box turtles. Never kept any of the more aquatic species.
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Both newts and frogs would be at risk, and since newts are variably toxic, depending on species, that one nip could be the turtle's last. There are some fish that might co-habitate with the turtle, but it would depend on the tank set-up and mostly the turtle's species....what species of turtle are we talking about here?
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