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Thread: turtle compatability
03-16-2010, 06:47 PM #11
Yeah I don't get it either, but I can drop one stem of anacharis in and they flock to it like it's an injured fish, almost fighting over it. But with hornwort, I could starve them for a week and they would dig trash out from under the rocks before they take one bite of it, but they will hang out on big clobs of it for hours at a time, like there own personal rafts lol
03-16-2010, 07:54 PM #12
0Originally Posted by VoidParadigm
Western Painted - 8-11"
Side Neck (African, not Australian) - 9-11"
And yes, they have different habitats.....
One note, I tried hornwort with my female RES (9") and while should would not bite it, she loved to climb, claw, shred it making upkeep a bit difficult...
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03-16-2010, 09:12 PM #13
You can assume that in captivity neither the painted or the African will get over 10 inches, I would guess 8" for the african depending on it's sex, the painted will probably get over 8 if it is already 6. And the natural habitat for a african side necked is any water it can find, fast running streams to stagnant ponds to 100ft deep lakes. An African in the wild can go over a quarter of the year simply searching for water in drought conditions. So they are not picky whatsoever about the body of water there in they are simply happy to find it. They are waaaay tougher than your painted, they are actually a direct family member of the original aquatic turtle which evolved like a bajillion years ago.
04-02-2010, 06:23 PM #14
I think if its a comfortable environment turtles are compatible, it they are stressed you cant keep 2 together, there are many other factors, but this one is often overlooked.
04-02-2010, 09:02 PM #15
true, small areas can cause problems, or even a huge tank and a small basking platform can cause problems. I have had perfectly peaceful turtles fight like crazy over feeders but eat turtle pellets like that spaghetti scene from lady and the tramp lol. It is a lot about care, feeding habits, individual personality, mating stress and a lots of other things.