Turtles are super messy. I have my tank set up where I have to drain and refill it weekly because the water gets so dirty. I would guess if you had fish in it, the rule would be don't get too attached to what fish you put in there because they will get eaten if the turtle has the chance. Red eared sliders poop, pee, and eat in their water. Your turtles will also have little respect for any decorations in the tank including live plants. They can be quite destructive, and also will eat them. You will have to make sure any plants in the tank are safe for turtles. I throw anacharis in mine every once in awhile for him to eat, and he loves them. Mixing fish and turtles can be done, but it will probably be a very high maintenance tank with probably at least twice weekly water changes.
We have a red eared slider and messy does not even begin to explain it. We currently filter the water at about 300% per hour... I mean the water gets filtered about 3 times each hour...
Example = 20 gallons with 350 gallon per hour filter at full blast all the time..
And our tank still requires heavy weekly maintenance. He destroys everything in the tank, removes all of the gravel from the bottom and puts it out of his way, knocks the heater off the glass --- pretty sure on purpose --- and has even taken the filter apart on more than one occasion...
hello.i am simon from macedonia.i have three aqariums with fishes.also i have an aquarium with five red-eared sliders.i keep 12 angel fish.i am breeding angel fish for a long time.i am fourteen years.i am 7th grade.that's all for me.
???Hello i'm new here but i've got a 30 long turtle tank an his not mess at all
we've had the turtle for about 4 year we caught him at a small age . we clean the tank about very 2 to 3 weeks
there an under gravel filter an a hang on the tank filer too