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Old 04-04-2012, 08:20 PM   #1 
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what kind of turtle?

can any small type of turtle be kept in a 29 gallon tank?
how many?
what are their special requirements?
I would like to put something different in my 29 gallon high. I already have 14 betta's and will have about 23 or so when my second sorority gets setup. I need something a little different. Thanks guys.
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:55 AM   #2 
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Turtle set ups are PRICEY. of course I'm sure youll do all the research so I'm not going to start with it, but turtles need huge filters.
I don't know the dimensions of your 29 gallon high, but you could probably fit in a musk/mud turtle. They max out at 4 inches. It may take you a while to find a breeder, I don't hear too much about them. These turtles are also called stinkpots, if you scare them they will release a horrible smelling liquid, so I don't know how possible handling is if you want something interactive.
http://www.exotic-pets.co.uk/common-musk-turtle.html
For other interesting pets you could look into crabs, some lizards, or even mudskippers (yes they are fish but they are fish that need land!)
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:23 PM   #3 
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what about one of those electric blue lobsters or crayfish.
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:08 PM   #4 
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Blue crayfish are quite common (sometimes stores call them lobsters, but true lobsters are saltwater). You could keep one in your 29 gallon, maybe with some top swimmers.. You could try two, but I have had bad luck with crayfish eating each other, especially after they moult..
http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/cray...ectricblue.php

There's also these orange ones, much more peaceful and you could have more, they don't go after fish, but they are very pricey.
http://www.aquariumdomain.com/viewFr...eshwater_id=24

Have you thought about newts? :D
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no haven't thought about newts. Have looked into salamanders but the husband is stuck on turtles and blue lobsters. I have a ten gallon too would that work for one lobster or crayfish.
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:45 PM   #6 
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never mind. that link you posted says they need thirty.
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:40 AM   #7 
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Well I can't help you with your husband ;)
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My kids brought some crayfish inside and put them in our 20g. They escaped and I found one in my living room behind my rocking chair. I screamed.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:24 AM   #9 
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I've had really bad experience with crayfish. I had a teeny blue guy a year back, and one day I found him missing from his tank. I found him an hour later in the tank next to his, and he had devoured the majority of the 30 African dwarf frogs that were in there. o.0
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Ew to the crayfish! I would scream to if I seen one outside its tank :/

Turtles are HIGH maintenance pets. They aren't necessarily people friendly either. I had 2 rescued red eared sliders for 12 years. I had a 5 compartment fluval power filter and still that got blocked up frequently. They are messy, smelly and need specifics care in order to grow properly. One of mine grew up in shallow tap water, filthy without a filter or proper basking lights. His shell grew deformed and somehow he was missing all the claws clean off his front right paw (I renamed him Stumpy)

Yea, I recommend a large tank with a power filter. You need special uva/uvb lights and things for them to do in the tank. I will never own them again (the reason I surrendered them is because of my chronic lower back pain.) I couldn't keep up with maintenance after 12 years -_-. They went through the small animal rescue and found a lovely home together.

^.^ If you do decide on a turtle, realise the commitment you're making and I suggest looking into rescues rather than breeders. Many people get sick of their turtles (that's how we ended up with all our turtles, aside from my 2, my sister adopted 2 others. My cousin also adopted 2) They're so easy to come by!
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