Aquarium fish and turtles
Aquarium fish is a fairly popular Pets. But aquatic turtles are more exotic Pets in our homes. Some people think that fish and turtles can live in one aquarium. But, in reality, aquarium fish and turtles can’t live together because of different living environment and temperature that they need.
Therefore it is not necessary to keep aquarium fish and turtles in one tank. If you think that the fish for you it’s too easy, then make turtles. Just remember that fish and turtles are living beings, which can not be treated as toys. They need a normal living environment, supervision and care. Of course, turtle is not cats and not dogs. They can’t scratch behind the ear and put on the side. But, nevertheless, turtles also have their advantages. And if you already make this pet home, treat it as would a cat or dog: feed, care, love.
There are several different breeds of turtles that you can safely leave at home.
One of them is aquarium pond slider turtles. This home pupil can live in your home for at least thirty years. But, so will only if you, as the hostess, will give the animal all the necessary conditions. These aquatic turtles are water, because to keep them it is possible only in spacious containers with water. For anoiteceu turtles need to buy an aquarium with a volume of one-hundred and fifty liters. It is worth remembering that this breed although turtles and waterfowl, but from time to time, they also want to get on the land and have a little walk.
To ensure the turtle at least some land, you can install a wall aquarium plastic island. But, in reality, it does not exit, if you want the turtle really feel cozy. The fact that the turtles are very difficult to climb on such Islands. They need a gentle slope, on which it will be able to get out on dry land. Also, it is necessary to observe, that shore of the island was made of such material that can hold on the claws of this animal.
In order in your tank was really high quality the island, it is best to contact the pet store. There are special Islands for turtles, which coincide with all the necessary requirements. Choosing what size needs to be an island, remember that he is obliged to take at least one quarter of the area of the aquarium. When the turtle is sitting on this island, it is easy to feed.
Change the water in the aquarium turtles need once a month. Before you pour fresh water into the tank, it is desirable to defend.
It is also worth noting that turtles love the heat, because in their aquarium should always be sources of light and sun. You can use even the most ordinary bulb since it has high heat transfer. Also, the light from such bulbs resembles the sun. If such a lamp is constantly warm up the island, the water in the aquarium, you don’t need to warm up because turtle and so will have a beautiful and cozy place to relax and warm up.
Turtle, despite its notorious slowness and calmness really love to run. Therefore, you should not put the island at a level that is less than thirty centimeters from the edge of the aquarium. If you put it closer to the edge of the aquarium, most likely, the turtle will try to escape, and if you are not going to pay attention, there is a big chance that this venture will be successful. Therefore, be careful and don’t allow their students to walk around the apartment without supervision, especially if there are other animals.
If we talk about the food of this turtle, it will not be any problems. Pond slider turtles eat kibble, ground beef, bloodworms. But, if you don’t want your pupil started having problems with calcium in the body, then be sure to include in the diet of boiled fish.
By the way, some fear to give a turtle a fish with small bones. In fact, this is nothing dangerous and that animal small bones to choke on. If we talk about the restriction, then such animals should not eat fatty fish: capelin, mackerel. Also don’t make meat the main ingredient in the food of turtles. If you constantly feed your turtle just one meat, it can get rickets.
Therefore, in the diet of turtles, especially if she is young, must be animal food, and with age need to make a turtle on vegetable food. Until two or three years the tortoise is fed on a daily basis. Then it is already possible to give food two to three times a week. There is a special technique of feeding the turtles. First you have to pour the feed right at the water’s edge. When the turtle comfortable in your aquarium and will get used to you, put her island on the saucer. It should be water and food. Also the turtle should be fed on vegetable foods – lettuce, algae from ponds and young cabbage.
Also, there are a few species of turtles that can live in the aquarium. This Central Asian turtle, and bog turtle. The peculiarity of the Central Asian that she doesn’t live in water and on land, respectively, in the terrarium. Of course, you can let her walk around the apartment, but then it may happen that someone stepped on the turtle, or will it be in the draft and get sick. Therefore it would be better if you put the animal in the terrarium. These turtles need to be fed plant food, and their house to warm up the lamp, as in the case of aquatic turtles.
Bog turtles are predators. They need low aquariums with large Islands on which they can bask. These turtles are generally not interested in plant food. They love bloodworm and snails. Never keep these turtles as well, and other aquarium, in containers without the land, because there is a risk that the turtle will drown. Also, watch your animals and keep it. Then your turtle can live a very long and happy life.