||03-01-2014 09:53 PM
Originally Posted by HarleyTheGSD
Oh, I know. :)
30 gallon aquarium (short). Filled less than halfway with water. Maybe five inches deep. A few plant decorations. A basking/ hiding rock, and another cooler basking area.
Did you just get him? You're probably going to need to upgrade soon. I had two sliders at one point and they were in a 75 gallon tank and that was getting a little tight for them. I was close to getting them a 150 gallon tank, but didn't have the room at the time for it. Sliders get big.
I had it about 3/4 full and a nice big filter. I think it was rated for like 200+ gallons. Those turtles poop a lot and make that tank really dirty.
This was a while ago but their main diet were those pellets every few days. Minnows or crickets once a week. And they always had access to leafy greens. Mine loved collard greens. I always had some floating at the top of the tank.
Make sure they have a nice dry dock and a heating lamp right on top of the dock. You'll also need a fluorescent UV-B lamp as well. Make sure you have both types of lights.