One of the best live plants to add to a turtle aquarium.

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One of the best live plants to add to a turtle aquarium. It's tough, hardy, cheap and is easily found in most pet supply shops. It can be grown both entirely submersed (underwater) or partially. Best of all, most turtle species will not eat it.
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The turtles on this site's video feed, and most of the ones in the pictures, are Southern Painted Turtles. I chose them for this site because I really believe that they're one of the best aquatic turtle choices for new keepers. shiners are the best, “fool-proof” source of calcium for aquatic turtles.
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The is the smallest aquatic turtle in North America, rarely growing more than 5 inches in length. They spend a lot of time underwater and prefer a deep tank (10 inches to 2 feet of water) with plenty of things to explore, but they don't need nearly as big a tank as some other turtle species. An adult Common Musk Turtle could get by with a 30-gallon tank (with extra-good filtration) if that's the best you can afford, and would be very happy in a 50- or 75-gallon tank. It is very important to stay aware of the differences in size between male and female turtles. As a general rule of thumb, males are typically smaller than females. It is very rare for a turtle to stay tiny, but you can find turtles that stay under 5 to 6 inches. Just because they stay small, you still want to buy a nice sized aquarium so they can stay active and healthy. Fortunately, you don’t need to spend a fortune like you would with some types of turtles. Before purchasing any pet, it is always a good idea to give the decision a lot of thought. Sleep on it. Do your best to determine if you are ready for the responsibility. The next step is the fun part: deciding what type of pet to buy. If you already have a turtle and need to set up a habitat quickly because it's outgrown its home, then probably the best thing you can do is quickly set up a simple, larger habitat. The most important things an aquatic turtle needs are proper heating, proper lighting, clean water, and the right food. Concentrate on those things first and forget about substrate, plants, and other fancy things. Then once you have the important things done, you can work on making it fancy later. Fluorite. Personally, I think is the best choice for a planted turtle tank. Fluorite is a porous clay gravel that's designed for use in planted aquariums. It's an excellent root medium for plants, it looks very natural and attractive, and I've never seen a turtle eat it. However, when you first fill the tank, it will make the water look like mud. I just let the dust settle, and then then let the filter run for a few days with nothing in it except or (which is basically the same stuff, only less expensive). It usually takes a day or two and several floss changes before the water is clear.Offering aquatic turtles a varied and nutritious diet is the key to long-term success. Contrary to what many recommend, it is best if turtle pellets do not make up the entire diet of aquatic turtles.Baby turtles from temperate regions, such as those listed on my do best if kept 70-75 degrees F. They will also do well as warm as 80 degrees F. Thesesame turtles should be able to survive cooler temperatures, even so low as just above freezing inthe bottom of a pond over winter if they were prepared for it. At first, I kept Snappy in thebasement at about 60 degrees F. He ate very little but was doing okay. Then, someone with ababy paintedturtlesuggested heating the water. I set it at about 73 degrees F. Ever since then, Snappy becameavoracious pig, eating a lot more food and growing much faster. As I wanted him to be as big andhealthyas possible for spring release, this was very good. So, the warmer it is, the more the baby willeat. Iused a 50 W aquarium heater by Visitherm which is submersible so it could be on its side. Ifyouarehaving trouble getting a hatchling to eat, be sure it is warm enough.