How expensive are turtles as pets? What other fish can you keep with them?


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Bradley Lomax answered

There was a kid in my care home that had a couple their breed differentiated one was a yellow belly and the other was a grown red terrapin. Well anyway, the tank they bought which was fairly big was like 60 pounds, but it had the lights attached for the turtles to bask the turtles themselves were like 20 pounds together and the food was decently priced at 2 pound for like a lot. 

I'm sorry I don't know the exact measurements, but it didn't replacing too often other stuff that was needed like a large rock was only around 20 pounds the turtles liked to climb on top that rock . Other things like clean water and a place to put the turtles in while changing the water can be usually just found in your house like use a small plastic box to put them in and regarding the fish thing. I would not suggest mixing the fish in the same tank as the turtles unless you want them to be eaten by the turtles which itself takes a few tedious days like when one of my carers suggested adding in three fish to be used as food it took like 2 weeks until their demise.

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Kk polly answered

As a rule for most small pets the cage and setup will likely be way more expensive than the actual pet. Most pet turtles need a minimum 50 gallon tank. Aquariums sell for about a dollar per gallon, so take that into consideration. Also think about how long the pet will live. 

As for fish, I wouldn't plan on getting attached to any. I'm sure they could live peacefully together for a while, but if your turtle ever got hungry or if the fish happened to bump into its nose- bye bye fishy.

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