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Re: More Questions


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Posted by GirlieTegRacer on September 25, 2002 at 21:00:57:

In Reply to: Re: More Questions posted by LeahZeke on September 22, 2002 at 19:55:46:

Well, in regard to the fish, ou can start introducing them to some very small fish and see how they react. My softie wasn't really interested in the at all. He would stare at then and not eat them, but yours may think that fish are tasty. Just be dure they are pretty small, because if the fish are too big, they won't view them as food. Softies like to bask just like other turtles so it is good that you have rocks above the water too. Do you have some kind of basking light on them?? A real cheap way to get a basking light that works well, and doesn't cost much is to go to Walmart or a hardware store. They sell "reflectors" or whatever tht you screw light bulbs into that reflect the heat. They are real cheap there like $5 and then get a regular spot light about 60 watts. That works excellent and keeps the basking spot at a good temp. They need to dry their shells from time to time as well because sometimes bacteria can grow on the shell. Do you have gravel on the bottom of your tank?? If you don't, I would strongly recommend that you get at least 2 1/2 inches worth at the bottom. Softies LOVE to burry themselves in the gravel with just their heads sticking up. They will sit there all day just coming up for air from time to time. I think it must make them feel protected. If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask.


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