sick turt

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turtle_boy
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sick turt

Post by turtle_boy » Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:22 pm

Hi guys I was wondering if it's possible for them to fight ( might sound like a stupid question) but come home from went to check on the turts and found 1 of sized turts has been attacked bit skin missing on her face and front arm not to deep but still looks hurt got a vets appointment for her tomorrow and separated her from the rest but was wondering if it is possible for them to attack each other thanks again

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Re: sick turt

Post by Julie » Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:31 pm

They will fight unfortunately. How man do you have? ~trttle
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Re: sick turt

Post by Neil » Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:04 pm

Terrapins are not social animals, at best they tolerate each other, so unless your tank is pretty huge, ideal water quality, and enough females to keep the male(s) busy without pestering, then you will often have aggression. How many of which species (some are worse than others for fighting), which sexes, and what size tank do you have? Mating can be quite aggressive so it could simply be that, or something more ominous
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Re: sick turt

Post by turtle_boy » Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:22 pm

I have 4 ybs I think there all females though and there in a 6 by 4 by 2ft deep indoor pond water is room temp thanks for replys

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Re: sick turt

Post by Neil » Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:28 pm

How big are they? All females is usually the very best scenario for cohabiting peacefully even in below ideal conditions - there are plenty of people in the US who manage it even in water that's above ideal temperature and pea-soup-green. Double check your water quality as something may have gone awry, otherwise you may possibly have your genders wrong ~thmbu
0.1.0 - Chelydra serpentina
*.*.* - Graptemys ouachitensis
*.*.* - Pseudemys concinna
*.*.* - Pseudemys nelsoni
*.*.* - Trachemys scripta elegans
*.*.* - Trachemys scripta scripta

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