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Bought another RES A FEW ?\'s

Posted: Sat Oct 11, 2003 9:41 pm
by sherri0001
I have a 5 1/2 yr old RES and just bought a tiny one. How long do I keep them seperated due to diseases? Also, will the older turtle hurt the new one if I put them in the dame tank? Thank you..

Re: Bought another RES A FEW ?\'s

Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2003 3:53 am
by mariza
I`ve often heard and read to quarantine for at least 90 days, some people feel even longer. The size difference between your two turtles is too great for them to be safely put together. Little ones have been known to be considered lunch by larger ones. For the little one`s protection, it should be kept separate from the larger one until it is of comparable size (at least 4 inches). And get a much bigger tank/container for them before you do to minimize territorial issues.