Other Turtle Discussion :: Friends for Penny

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:56 pm   Friends for Penny

I almost posted this in feeding and nutrition. We've had Albert the Chinese algae eater in the tank with Penny for awhile, and she never showed much interest in him. So with a little persuading by my daughter, I got Penny a couple more friends in anticipation of her moving into much larger living quarters in the next couple of months. Well let's say they all have gotten quite the workout since I introduced them. I have a feeling they are going to be "food" not "friends".

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:34 pm   Re: Friends for Penny

Most fish do become food but not all. I have 3 large goldfisn 2 chinese algae eaters and 2 wild perch in my tank. The key is size or speed! Yea,your turtle will most likely eat those!
1 Male Mississippi Map/Mississippi
1 Female RES/Slidy.
1 DBT White Concentric Female/ Lucky
1 DBT Male/ Spots
(Housed in the same tank)

300 gallon indoor stock tank, FX6 & FX5 filters. Mega-Ray 100w UVB bulb.
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Post Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:47 pm   Re: Friends for Penny

Kansasslider wrote:Most fish do become food but not all. I have 3 large goldfisn 2 chinese algae eaters and 2 wild perch in my tank. The key is size or speed! Yea,your turtle will most likely eat those!


I hope they're delicious. :D

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:53 pm   Re: Friends for Penny

Albert is living up to his aggressive reputation. He doesn't seem to like the Molly at all.

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:29 pm   Re: Friends for Penny

Dinner is served!
1 Male Mississippi Map/Mississippi
1 Female RES/Slidy.
1 DBT White Concentric Female/ Lucky
1 DBT Male/ Spots
(Housed in the same tank)

300 gallon indoor stock tank, FX6 & FX5 filters. Mega-Ray 100w UVB bulb.
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Post Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 1:12 pm   Re: Friends for Penny

Surprisingly, the new fish are still with us. Whatever initial interest Penny had in them she seems to have gotten over, or they don't seem threatened by her. She swims up to them but doesn't seem interested in eating them. Albert the algae-eater seems to appreciate the company, he's much more active now than he had been. He used to just hide under the basking rock. now I catch him all over the tank swimming around.

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:17 am   Re: Friends for Penny

Here's a pic of all 3 fishies at once.

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