Box Turtle and Tortoise Discussion :: Flies in my tank.

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:05 pm   Flies in my tank.

I have flies in my box turtle tank. I clean the water daily and the substrate weekly. Any ideas on how to rid the tank of flies. The turtles chase them but are not big enough to catch them.
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Post Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:03 pm   Re: Flies in my tank.

Flies are strongly attracted to waste and decaying matter. Are you removing his waste, and trashing it properly (like a garbage can with a lid)?
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:39 am   Re: Flies in my tank.

The tank is cleaned regularly.
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:26 pm   Re: Flies in my tank.

Do you know what kind of flies these are?
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:07 pm   Re: Flies in my tank.

I had a couple flies ( fruit ) in my first tank, they were attracted to the lights, they all flew away from the lights after 2 days though..

Just like what Steve said, which type of fly is it?
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:51 pm   Re: Flies in my tank.

These are house flies that come in when the door is held open. I may be able to put mesh on the open top so they can't congregate there. But that makes it a little hard to get in to care for them. Fly strips maybe.
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