TurtleHolic: Clear, Simplified, How-To Guides for Pet Turtle Owners
This article shows a bunch of cheap supplies for a turtle tank. With this setup, you can have a cheap turtle tank setup for under $200. This includes a turtle tank, light for turtle tank, filter, heater, and turtle food.
Do Turtle Tanks Need Air Pumps?
Turtles and fish are fundamentally different because turtles come to the surface to breathe air. Fish process oxygen in the water through their gills. Air pumps are especially helpful in aquariums with lots of fish and little surface area. They aren’t needed in turtle tanks except under certain circumstances, such as aquariums with fish or tanks that have slime problems.
Why Is My Turtle Aggressive?
If your turtle is behaving aggressively towards you it is most likely because it is either stressed or afraid. On the other hand, if you have a turtle acting aggressively towards other turtles, it is generally because of one of the following; cramped habitat space, competition over food or a basking area, a mating ritual, or due to their aggressive nature.
Why Is My Turtle Losing Color?
Turtles’ shell color changes as they grow and age. Turtles that are covered in bright greens or yellows as babies often develop into darker colors as they get older. For virtually every turtle species that I have researched, some degree of color change is inevitable. On the other hand, if your turtle’s shell color isn’t darkening or dulling but lightening or whitening, the most likely reason is hard water.
What Vitamins Do Turtles Need?
If you are giving your turtle a fairly-diverse range of foods, it will probably get most of the vitamins it needs from those foods. However, there are 2 vitamins your turtle needs that tend to be MORE IMPORTANT than the others. A lack of either of these can cause serious health problems. Those being vitamin A and the vitamin D3.