turtle in fish tank

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hi, my sister just brought me a turtle, and i was wondering if i can put it in my fish tank? thanks
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depend what kind of turtle it is....some are aquatic some aren\'t...even if is a aquatic turtle just put it in ur fishtank is not enought..u need a proper uvb lightning(the fluorescent for fish is not good),u need a basking spot and a bunch of other thing u need to know.figure what kind of turtle it is and take the time to read on it in this site...i might help u and ur turtle a lot!!!:)
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its a red eye slider, i started reading a little bit and i went out and bought a floating island, and im gonna try to get a small UV light so it can have some good light. its a small turtle that they bought, but i didnt wana keep it in the little container it came in and i cant affort to buy a whole new one, so im just gonna try and get everything that it needs to survive and hopefulley its live healthy. thanks
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if u do whatever ur turtle need(light,basking spot,ect...)everything should go well just keep in mind that res will eat the fish who are smaller then he/she is...so if u have expensive small fish in there...:)mine love chasing the guppies...:) i wish u great joy with ur turtle!
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lol Red-EARED Slider :)

Is it a hatchling? Awsome! :)
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thanks, i have a small fish, tetras and guppies for now, but i dont think the turtle is big enough to eat them, who knows lol.
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yeah its small about the size of a half dollar.
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Oh! How sweet! What\'s its name?
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lol im not sure yet its gonna be one of the ninja turtles though for sure! lol
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lol..i have a leo but he\'s surely not a ninja at all..so careful,lol
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lol yeah i will be. i had another question, a friend told me that buying/selling tutles is illegal, is this true?
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Only selling turtles under four inches is illegal. :)
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oh ok thanks for clearing that up.
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illegal except for reasearches..anyways it\'s better than keeping it at the pet shop and who\'ll sue u
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yeah seriously, my sister said they had them piled up in a little container :(, i wish i would of gotten more, i could build a big tank for them.
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i don\'t think it\'s illegal in canada cause they sale them in any pet-shop,and the size of these turtles are like 1 1/2 inch...but i never do research on that matter so maybe it\'s illegal but nobody care...
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most probably it\'s that nobody cares..and yes they are piled..i had the same feeling of getting all of them..but cool how do u build a tank?
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my friends dad knows how to build fish tanks, he built a biig one and made it a salt water tank, its amazin what kinds of fish hes got in there.
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Make me one! lol :)
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home-made? how??
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Bglue and Glass, duh. lol :D

P.S. probably his buisness, derg.
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hope it\'s just glue and glass..i\'ll make for everyone then,,lol
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I thought selling under 4 inches was illegal only commercially. I thought you could privately sell them at any size. I\'m not quite sure of my statements validity...
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I\'m not really good with laws but if its a commercial store or a big store, they cannot sell RES under 4 inches. if its a private store, like a gift store, they can sell them below 4 inches

(just my opinion)
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