Softshell turtle tank

Jan 21, 2020
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Hi! I have a 2 year old Florida softshell turtle and I am working on improving/ decorating his 55 gallon tank. I’m assuming any type of fish or other aquatic animal I put in there he would eat, and I know you are not supposed to house more than one softshell in the same tank, but does anyone know of and fish, aquatic frogs etc. that he would get along with? Thanks.

Yvonne G

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My softshells aren't in a tank, but rather in an outside pond, but I haven't seen any aggression from them towards the RES, pond turtles or phrynops they live with. My daughter had a juvenile softshell in a 50 gallon aquarium and it ate any fish you put with it, even if it wasn't hungry. ONe time my daughter put a dozen feeder fish in the aquarium and the turtle chased them all down and ate them. He had a bumpy throat with fish tails hanging out his mouth (no more fish would fit).

I don't know about aggression towards other turtles if in an aquarium, sorry.
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