she is 8-8 1/2yrs. old. and also a rescue turtle. short story, she was given to me and i have done everything i could to give her a happy and better life. clean tank,(looking for a bigger one as we speak) the correct lighting, a proper house/ basking area.
she had issues when i got her. she had an infection on her belly and just in general poor health. but, all that is fixed and she is a happy camper. she has a varied diet- (light) fruit, mealworms, wigglers, rosy reds, all the guppy's she can catch, loves her greens, collards, romaine, carrots and of coarse Reptomin pellets.
i was concerned about her shell being so dark. but i have read a lot about RES and they can have an Olive color, so now i am less concerned with it.
she is a well mannered and tempered RES. likes to be held and have her neck rubbed. she is an excellent tank mate to the fish in her tank. only eats the big ones.LOL but that's why i keep them, for her.