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by Diane
Mon Nov 26, 2001 8:17 pm
Forum: Turtle Indoor Setups
Topic: MOLD OR ALGAE?
Replies: 3
Views: 2167

Re: MOLD OR ALGAE?

as you have figured out, it is algae. your turtle might like to eat it. mine does.
by Diane
Mon Nov 19, 2001 11:22 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Keeping tank clean tips
Replies: 4
Views: 3609

Keeping tank clean tips

I read in one of the messages about an additive that helps break down biological waste so that the entire tank water does not have to be cleaned as often. What is this product called?

And will it hurt the other animals (tetras, cory cats, shrimp) living in the tank with my turtle?
by Diane
Mon Nov 19, 2001 11:19 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Turtles =o)
Replies: 9
Views: 3272

Re: Turtles =o)

I wonder if a different feeder fish might be helpful. Have you tried guppies?
And maybe a more powerful filter would help.
by Diane
Sun Nov 18, 2001 7:34 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Introducing my turtle
Replies: 4
Views: 2197

Introducing my turtle

Algernon aka Algae is a southern painted turtle --- Chrysemys picta dorsalis.
I put a photo of him on the web at:

http://www.mindspring.com/~dku/alg.htm

Thanks for letting me show him off.
by Diane
Sun Nov 18, 2001 7:26 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Bubbles
Replies: 9
Views: 6276

Re: Bubbles

My turtle also often has a teensy bubble onthe end of his nose, it IS adorable isn't it? I love how perfectly found their tiny nostrils are.
by Diane
Sun Nov 18, 2001 7:22 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: couple random questions
Replies: 7
Views: 3683

Re: couple random questions

Once you are sure there is a good basking place in the tank, make sure the location of the tank itself is not in a high traffic area. Your turtle needs some time to get used to its home and people walking by and vibrations might contribute to its feeling less secure. After your turtle learns that ba...
by Diane
Sun Nov 18, 2001 7:16 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Recognition?
Replies: 8
Views: 3862

Re: Recognition?

Absolutely yes, your turtle recognizes you.
Mine (a southern painted turtle) even comes to the call of my voice.

My husband did not believe this at first and repeated demonstrations have proved to him that Algae knows me, even if it is only as the woman who gives him food.
by Diane
Sun Nov 18, 2001 7:10 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: turtle's habitat
Replies: 4
Views: 2551

Re: turtle's habitat

If you found this website, you are beginning to learn some of what turtles need: clean water, heat, light, a basking place, food and vitamins. I own a southern painted turtle. We found him in Georgia soon after he hatched. He was destined to be roadkill unless we gave him a home. He has grown from t...