Turtle And Crab Tank

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Ankers, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. AnkersWell Known MemberMember

    I was thinking about using my old ten gallon tank for two turtles and a leopard crab. Can I do that and if not are there any crabs compatable with turtles and do leapard crabs need any special care?

  2. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    I wouldn't suggest that turtles will most likely eat the crabs IMO you should just do turtles.

  3. FishFish221Well Known MemberMember

    No turtles can go in a 10 gallon. Most need at least 55 gallons.

  4. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    True di dnt think about That:p
  5. AnkersWell Known MemberMember

    Which turtles would you recommend
    I need something small
  6. Floundering_AroundWell Known MemberMember

    You can't keep turtles in a 10 gallon tank, long term. A 10 gallon would only be suitable for QT or grow out.
    I would suggest frogs or a shrimp and crab tank.
  7. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    What about dwarf puffers?
  8. AnkersWell Known MemberMember

    Besides African dwarf frogs what else would you recommend
  9. shiv234Well Known MemberMember

    any turtles get huge...and their bio-load is worse than goldfish
  10. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    Newts and salamanders? I'm not totally sure. Leopard gekos or a snake.
  11. Floundering_AroundWell Known MemberMember

    A 10 gallon is on the small side for most amphibians and reptiles . There is a 10 gallon stocking list available that has been posted by the experts
  12. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    I disagree the OP could easily do fire belly toads, a corn snake, leopard gekos, milk snakes, Pac man frog, and etc.
  13. FishFish221Well Known MemberMember

    Corn snakes need at least a 20 gallon, and same for leopard geckos. Two fire belly toads or a pacman toad can go in a 10 gallon. Just remember that most (if not all) of these live for more than 10 years.
  14. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    Leopard gekos and corn snakes don t need 20g you could easily do 2 leopard gekos in a 10g and 1 corn snake in a 10g
  15. FishFish221Well Known MemberMember

    Maybe a leopard gecko, but definitely not a corn snake. They get to more than a meter in length.
  16. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    Ummm maybe a foot but definitely not a meter are you thinking of something else?
  17. Floundering_AroundWell Known MemberMember

    Corn snakes can grow to almost 6 feet long and will eventually need a 20 gallon. A single leopard gecko can be kept in a ten gallon

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  18. ilovefishys17Valued MemberMember

    What about a axolotl. It would be a grow out tank though.
  19. Floundering_AroundWell Known MemberMember

    10-gallon aquarium can accommodate a single adult axolotl, but due to the large amount of waste produced by these messy creatures, a 20-gallon aquarium is a safer choice. Temperatures up to the low 70s Fahrenheit are tolerated well by axolotls. An ideal temperature range is the low to mid 60s. Temperatures above 74 degrees will invariably lead to heat stress, loss of appetite and death. If you cannot provide year-round temperatures below this limit, axolotls are not the ideal pet for your circumstances. If you must have an axolotl but you have temperature problems, consider buying an aquarium chiller for the warmer parts of the year.

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