Jackie asked in PetsReptiles · 2 weeks ago

Can a diamond back terrapin live with a red eared slider?

I was thinking of converting my terrapin to fresh water and housing him with my slider. They are about the same size, but obviously different species, would they be okay together?

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  • oikoσ
    Lv 7
    2 weeks ago

    No. Diamondbacks are brackish-water species. Keep them in fresh water and they develop fungus diseases.

    Another problem is that sliders are notoriously territorial and aggressive. Unless you have a REALLY big tank, your RES will attack the terrapin.

  • Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    Google is your friend.  No.

  • Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    You can't convert it - it will die.

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