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I recently got a female red eared slider and I cleaned out
Hi i recently got a female red eared slider and I cleaned out her tank today because I wasnt able to get a filter. i made sure to wash everything thoroughly but when i put her back in the water she mo… read more
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Anna
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I have 2 Western painted red ear slider turtles they are
I have 2 Western painted red ear slider turtles they are both about 4 1/2 years old and I have a question about their growth process see cause I have one female and one male my female she is about 6 i… read more
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I found a baby red ear Slider my house, I put some squash
I found a baby red ear Slider my house, I put some squash and carrots in the tank and water, but he does not seem to be eating. What am I doing wrong? He is very small, just a bit bigger than my thumb… read more
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Lethargy and will not open mouth very wide to eat. I have
Lethargy and will not open mouth very wide to eat. I have him dry docking for over 1 week with 3-45 min water/eating attempts per day. He tries to eat, but he keeps missing his food and gives up.. … read more
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I have a large 3.3 pound red eared slider. It is about 14
I have a large 3.3 pound red eared slider. It is about 14 years old. The shell is coming off and i think its a fungus. I am trying to treat him because I saw a vet and she was not helpful at all. ( I … read more
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Anna
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We are thinking of releasing our red eared slider into our
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I have a 6 or 7 inch red ear slider that has lived alone all her 8 mon
I have a 6 or 7 inch red ear slider that has lived alone all her 8 months or so of life. I am getting a used 55 gallon tank to give her more space, but the tank comes with one small and one really big… read more
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Anna
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hello I just have one question about aquatic turtles. I
hello I just have one question about aquatic turtles. I recently bought two juvenile aquatic turtles and I put them in a plastic tank. I also bought a submersible heater to keep the water temperature … read more
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Anna
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Hello. Our family just recently lost a pet turtle (do primarily
Hello. Our family just recently lost a pet turtle (do primarily to stress from a move) and we're thinking about getting another one, since we've got all the equipment, a nice 30 gallon tank, and some … read more
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Joan
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I have 3 red eared sliders that I purchased when they were
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Joan
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fish: 12 year old female red ear slider...My friend has one female
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Joan
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I change the water in my red eared sliders tank once a week.
I change the water in my red eared sliders tank once a week. Recently there has developed a scum that resembles grease on top of the water. The water itself is clear. Despite extra disinfecting effort… read more
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Anna
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first i put the drops in but didnt buy the uvb light or a filter
i just got 2 red eared slider turtles ... i bought a heat lamp and a tank.... turtles are moving real slow not like at first i put the drops in but didnt buy the uvb light or a filter ... onlyh had th… read more
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Anna
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Hi, please help! I found at least forty red floating worms
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we also have an adult turtle that I rescued about 4 years ago
we also have an adult turtle that I rescued about 4 years ago and he recently had the same problem however it seemed to go away on its own.… read more
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ive got two musk turles ive got them in a tank with about 4
ive got two musk turles ive got them in a tank with about 4 inches of water its got a floating log in it should i have anything else for them and is gravel good to have down or should i change it for … read more
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Anna
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I have two male red eared sliders - they grew up together and
I have two male red eared sliders - they grew up together and one is about six inches long, and the other is five inches long. The smaller one has been doing the 'mating ritual' with the other male - … read more
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Anna
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Hello, I have two wonderful red ear sliders in a 72 gallon tank.
Hello, I have two wonderful red ear sliders in a 72 gallon tank. I take great care of them, yet my girl is driving our household crazy. She is always at the side of the tank flapping around and making… read more
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