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Are there any turtles that small enough to live in a 10 gallon tank

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#1 Baller77



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Posted 09 July 2012 - 05:21 PM

Just wanted to know if there are any turtles small enough to live in a 10 gallon tank.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 06:52 PM

A 10 gallon tank is excellent to start off a few box turtle hatchlings. They spend most of their first year hiding and it is an excellent starter size for them; but it's always recommended to cover the sides (at least half way up) of any aquarium if used to house boxies to lessen stress.



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Posted 09 July 2012 - 10:15 PM

For aquatic turtles, hatchlings to maybe up to 2" shell length max.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 12:54 PM

Not really. Even if you got a super small breed - stinkpot, etc. - when it's full-sized, 10 gallons would kinda be inhumane. And you could definitely, definitely not put two of any species in a 10 gallon.

Hatchling years excluded, of course.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:45 PM

i would say a 40 breeder tank will hold one maybe two of the smallest turtles but you need to have a 75 gallon for max life quality

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