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my bf used to have turles and fish, and the turtles ALWAYS ate the fish, and the turtles just grew and grew. personally i dont' reccommend it
Me either...only cuz my turtle is a glutton and so I KNOW that he would never accept a fish as a tankmate.




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post #17 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-24-2006, 11:55 PM
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hahahahaha!!!

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I came to the conclusion that I will start buying feeder fish.When I adopt pets I try to have their living habitats as natural as possible.And turtles like fish.
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I have kept fish with Oscar. In the past I bought him feeder fish that got too big for him - or so I thought. We had them for about a year together than one night Oscar went nuts and attacked them all. He took a side flipper fin off of one. Poor guy couldn't swim right for some time. The fish that were okay I gave to a pet store. The others I nursed back to health and gave to the pet store. Even the one that had his flipper nipped off made it and learned how to swim again. The people I asked for help (way before I found this site) said to flush them. I just couldn't do that.
Now Oscar just has fish with him in the summer in the pond. I think the pond is big enough and Oscar is lazy enough. I also am sure to keep Oscar well fed in the summer. Also full grown Florida red bellies are not supposed to eat fish. Only the babies. Not saying he may not get a craving for them.

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My turtles eat feeder minnows sometimes and my snails...i bought guppies and they had babies one day later my turtle bit the guppys head off..i have a 90 gallon tank and my turtles are juvenile so dont spend alot of money on fish only to have the turtles eat em
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I've been hearing a lot about turtles living with goldfish,I even came across a video awhile back that showed a full grown turtle living with a goldfish...& today I was sent this link: http://turtles.meetup.com/44/boards/...thread=2382208

Have any of you tried to accomplish this? I never fed my turtles fish beore,& as far as I know,they were never fed fish [except from a can].
I know that means nothing,they devour worms & bugs
But I want feedback on this as I'm very interested! At some point this year I want to make a huge custom aquarium,or indoor pond & i'd like to give this a try!
OK well i have a Mississippi map turtle living with 3 fish and my turtle is full grown and madly in love with the Malawi cichlid.
This does not mean that you will have such luck as the same turtle has killed a few fish that where dying any way.
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I forgot all about this thread!

My turtles still didn't get fishies...I kept getting too attached to all fish so... I gets attached to EVERYTHiNG
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My turtle always chase after the fish.
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It's a late reply, but yeah everyone is pretty much right. I had some common goldfish living with some sliders and iI could have posted video of them eating turtle pellets side by side that would melt your heart.

Only problem is that one day, sure enough, the goldfish disappeared.

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sorry i know this is an old post but my 2 res live with 3 large comets that were there food at one point but just grew like crazy. There is also 2 cat fish in the tank as well. plus there minnows which they do eat. The comets eat turtle pellets right along side of the turtles. Kind of cute.
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i purchased live bears in hopes my baby turtles will eat them. no luck they eat a few new borns and that's it. i have swordtails, guppies, and mollies. along with a female betta and cory cats and a single loach with my turtles fish wise. they pretty much leave them all alone. last few batches of fish fry they didn't even eat. and had to be rehomed. and my turtles aren't skittish. i also Had 2 crayfish. now we have one. they won't touch my fish. but they ate one of the crayfish 3 times their size in a night. the other has learned to hide. i've heard a few other turtles that way. but it seems to be a crap shoot.

i also have a 75gallon tank. with tons of hiding places. but the fish all swim normal and don't flee and steal the turtles food from them. the biggest turtle is 2" now and the smallest 1.5" so still babies.

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Lol "live bears"

Please look at the dates on this thread. The last post was from June 2010. Even then, it was also a necromancy. Not to mention the question has been answered multiple times within this thread.


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Goldfish make poor feeders--they are known for carrying internal parasites, which can be passed on to a reptile or carnivorous fish. I don't know about the fat content, but the primary nutritional danger is the fact that goldfish are very high in an enzyme called thiaminase. Thiaminase destroys thiamine, and interferes with the absorption of thiamine, so feeding goldfish will lead to a thiamine deficiency. (Rosy-Reds are also poor feeders, but guppies seem to be ok, and Tilapia fish are ok). Freezing destroys thiamine, and can increase thiaminase levels as well, so only feed fresh, never frozen, tilapia.

As for keeping turtles with fish--neither animal will be happy with that arrangement, and the turtles are likely to nip fins at any opportunity that presents itself.
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