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My new Three-Striped Mud Turtles

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  1. Kadaan

    Kadaan Member 5 Year Member

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    After almost a year of trying to decide between the different muds and musks and going to two reptile shows fully intending to purchase one but no sellers had any, I ordered two three-striped mud turtle hatchlings from Robert and Trish.

    They got here Thursday morning and after letting the rest for a day in a small container I moved them into their first tank. They're in a 20g high right now, and I have a 29g that I'm still working on that they'll eventually move into.

    They're eating both Mazuri and the zoo med hatchling food openly and don't seem too shy.

    Figured I would share a video and a few photos of them with you all :).



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    Anthony P Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Wow, that one lightly colored one is going to be an impressive looking turtle as it grows.
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    Moozillion Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    ADORABLE!!!!:)
    May I ask what filter you are using?
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    Kadaan Member 5 Year Member

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    I'm using the Tetra Whisper 40i in-tank filter. Once they're bigger and I move them into the larger tank with a higher water level, I'll add in a DIY overflow mechanical/biological filter as well.
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    TortsNTurtles Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    They are so cute!
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    Looking great turtles and tank!!
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    kathyth Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    They're gorgeous! Perfect set up for those guys.
    I have and enjoy this species.
    Congrats!
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    Beautiful! Three striped mud turtles are one of my favorites! I've never owned any but when I went camping in Mississippi this summer there were a lot of them!
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    they are so cute! I love your tank set up too :)
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