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Post Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:04 pm   Mello, still 5 inches

So the myth is true! Tank size can permanently stunt a RES growth. :shock:

I'm not totally serious though- no idea on the long-term effects of growth stunting. But I got Mello when I was 6 years old and didn't learn about good turtle keeping until much, much later. I kept her in a 10 gallon until she was something like 10 years old- but by then, she's already at the size that she is now: 5 inches! I also know a girl who has a 12 year old RES that is permanently 5 inches too, for probably the same reason as me.

So some photos of this currently 16 year old, 5 inch kid.

I also updated to a very powerful filter a few months back. Her tank water is now permanently crystal clear. :)

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turtle butt

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Just for kicks, this is my 55 gal aquarium from last year (no turtles in here). I recently revamped the aquascape, so waiting for it to become lush before photos.

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Colors of home:

[b]Roscoe the female Australian Shepherd,
Lancer the male Australian Shepherd,
Teddy the pekingese,
Mello the Red eared slider,
50 gallon freshwater aquascape with guppies,
90 gallon outdoor waterfall,
10 gallon guppy fry tank
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Post Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:44 pm   Re: Mello, still 5 inches

Nice pics! I haven't seen anything that suggests tank size will restrain size. Very nice looking!
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