Do You Think That If I Put A Baby Turtle With A Betta Fish Will The Turtle Eat The Betta Fish? The Reason For Asking This Question Is That I Want A Turtle Badly And I Have Had This Betta Fish For Over A Year And I Don't Want To Just Ignore The Betta Fish And Always Play With The Turtle That Way I Can Play With Both If I Can Stick Them Both Together. Would Someone Give Me Some Suggestions Please?

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I have a full grown wild caught Midland Painted Turtle. He's mild-mannered so I did try dunking my betta in with him. All the turtle did was his little hand wiggle thing that he does whenever I put something new into the tank. The betta didn't really seem to care. All they did was keep to themselves aside from the occasional poking from my turtle. I'd say if that you put the betta inside the turtle tank while the turtle is still smaller, they'll get along fine in the long run.
If the turtle is showing any aggression towards the betta, try putting in a divider or even something called "betta barracks" so they can get used to seeing each other. If that doesn't do it, keep them in separate tanks.

If the betta and the turtle do end up getting along, find a happy medium amount of water for your betta and your turtle. Since you didn't specify what turtle you're getting, my theory might be a little off. My turtle is a midland painted and I keep the tank filled all the way with three to five inches of air at the top of his 60 gallon tank. He does just fine with that. I just threw in a floating peice of driftwood from the beach so he has a place to rest and bask while the betta still has the rest of the tank to swim around in.
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My baby turtle ate my beta fish!!! I'm upset!...that fish did not stand a chance...though they're born fighters...even now, I'm watching it swim around with what looks like the tail sticking out of its mouth.  I found this site after I typed turtle vs. Beta fish...so there's your answer.  Don't do it!!!
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Oh my gosh, I'm so sorry. Lol it is kind of funny though. Thanks for answering though, cause I was wondering too.
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I have two baby painted turtles with my betta. They have been in the same tank for two months and they get along fine. The turtles actually swim away from the betta. Its pretty funny.
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I don't think you should do that. Some turtles also eat fishes. And that turtles have to breathe the same air as we do, so you have to make a tank which will look like a beach.. And about the beta fish, I guess you have to separate them =( I know it seems sad but that's the only conclusion =)
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marc bernall commented
most water turtles eat fish it depends really on what kind of turtle you want to get for example a red ear or snapper are not good idea you could get a fly river turtle which are vegetarian
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The turtle WILL eat the betta i know from experience and a turtle needs rocks or sand piled on one sid of the tank with the other like a swimming area
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No it dusint have to be a beach it just needs water sand and rocks that will be more like its original habitat so it is more comfortable
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Kk polly answered

I would get African dwarf frogs instead. I had a couple and they were easy to care for.


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The turtle will totally eat the betta fish or it wont it depends on what kind of turtle but most turtles naturally eat fish
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Seriously, I have regular fish. Just small striped ones. I sometimes put my tiny turtle in there but nothing happens. Then again my turtle is just a baby and the fish are kinda stupid & don't even bother looking at it.

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