help on choosing my first turtles

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txturtleguy03
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i have decided that i am going to get either a res or just a normal slider. but should i get one or two? and should i get males or females? by the way i have a 20 gallon long tank that i just bought.
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A twenty gallon long fish tank will not be adequate for more than one slider for very long. You will have to replace it eventually with just one slider in it, as that is the smallest recommeded size for one juvenile turtle (at least that is what all of the research I have looked at states). I would suggest starting with one turtle. As for the turtle, my first was a Yellow-belly Slider and he has been a terrific pet.
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I would get one turtle to start with. Also red ear slider females tend to get larger than the males do this is generally what happens with almost all species of turtles. I have a boy(i believe) eastern painted turtle and he is rather easy to care for and stays relatively small compared to most turtles.
Good luck deciding what/how many turtles you want:D
txturtleguy03
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thanks for the advice everybody. i will definitely take it into consideration
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