The newest additions to our family:
Ghoulia and Monkey, our red ear sliders. They came as a surprise. My husband passed a guy on the side of the road who had a cooler full of them that he was giving away. The guy had kept them in his pond, but he was moving and couldn't take them with him. My husband, the big sap, took two. The ones left behind would have starved, he said.
They're cute as the dickens, and I love them. But you have no idea (or, probably y'all do) how much it kills me to have a 50 g tank that I can't keep fish in (unless said fish are food). Aaarghhh!
They are a great way to get rid of the excess frogbit in my fish tanks. They go nuts over the stuff. They get all the baby snails I find, too. Unfortunately, I can't pretty up their tank with plants- they're like bulls in a china shop. They try to eat everything, and what they won't eat, they tear up.