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Post Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:59 pm   Ok so whats the difference bwteen these two red ears...

Ok, so whats the difference fro ma "normal" Red Ear Slider & a Rio Grande Red Ear Slider ? I'm by no means ready to buy becaue I still dont have a tank but I found something interesting, to me anyway. The place I wana buy from doesnt get many "normal" sliders but does have / get some Rio Grande sliders, well my question is this aside from what I believe to be nicer colors on the Rio's whats the signifigant difference between the two ? I ask because as I said normal sliders might not be an option for me while the Rio Grande's would be.
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1 x Male Rio Grande RES named Niko (knee-co) - Growth Chart - DOB 7/03/2008 (Owned since 9/24/2008)
3 x Cats (Orange Tabi, Black n Gray Tabi & Black Long Hair)
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 12:02 am   

As far as i know they're the same as far as care goes.
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 12:08 am   

So a Rio Grande should do just as well as a normal res in a 72x24x30 tank filled completely to the top, meaning theyre just as good swimmers etc.
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3 x Cats (Orange Tabi, Black n Gray Tabi & Black Long Hair)
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Niko: → Feed Me ← (Updated 6/10/11)
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:22 am   

They are basically Red Eared Sliders found only in the Rio Grande, their just different color schemes. I want one as my next turtle.
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:07 pm   

Yes, MBW, their care should be exactly the same. It's like the difference between an eastern and a western painted turtle. Basically, it's the same kind of turtle (requires the same care) but comes from a different area and has different coloration.

Where are you looking at getting your turtle from?
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1.0 RES: Mikey R.I.P.
1.0 Het for Albino Red Tail Boa: Kaa ~adopted out
0.0.1 Northern BTS: Petri ~now a well-loved class pet

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:47 pm   

1 F RES 9" (Kingler)
1 F Belize Slider 7" (Agamemnon)
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:15 pm   

Thats who I'm going to be buying it from when I am ready to buy, he doesnt have any normals but has the Rio Grande's which is why I figured I'd ask my question since theyre as best as I can tell and from whats on Marc's site both sliders. Just wanted to see if anyone here had some insight is all ;-)

Edit: I like the Rio's better because they have much nicer colors etc as someone pointed out, so maybe in a way I'm lucky that MArc doesnt have any "normals" for sale.
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1 x Male Rio Grande RES named Niko (knee-co) - Growth Chart - DOB 7/03/2008 (Owned since 9/24/2008)
3 x Cats (Orange Tabi, Black n Gray Tabi & Black Long Hair)
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Niko: → Feed Me ← (Updated 6/10/11)
Cats: Cat Food ;-p
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:04 pm   

That's the same reason why I want one.

Is MArc a good breeder, with good service?
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:16 pm   

sfmmfreak wrote:That's the same reason why I want one.

Is MArc a good breeder, with good service?
He "Marc" comes highly recomended from Paul VanderSchouw (I talked to Paul) and if you know who he is then you know his word is god when it comes to this because he doesnt recomend just anyone. Also I plan on buying the Water Turtle Diet from turtlesource [not reputable] as well.
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1 x Male Rio Grande RES named Niko (knee-co) - Growth Chart - DOB 7/03/2008 (Owned since 9/24/2008)
3 x Cats (Orange Tabi, Black n Gray Tabi & Black Long Hair)
Feeding Lists
Niko: → Feed Me ← (Updated 6/10/11)
Cats: Cat Food ;-p
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:38 pm   

Well they get ya with the shipping ya know. That's the only reason I haven't ordered.
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:07 pm   

Ya but any decent online retailer is gonna charge what they need to so your turtle has a high chance of arriving alive. Me personally I dont mind their S&H, not if it means getting a healthy / live turtle.
Pets
1 x Male Rio Grande RES named Niko (knee-co) - Growth Chart - DOB 7/03/2008 (Owned since 9/24/2008)
3 x Cats (Orange Tabi, Black n Gray Tabi & Black Long Hair)
Feeding Lists
Niko: → Feed Me ← (Updated 6/10/11)
Cats: Cat Food ;-p
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:39 pm   

Ok, well you got me their.

I might just talk to one of my local pet stores to order me one.
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:41 pm   

I thought about local and have looked but cant seem to find anyone who sells em under 2yrs old, but with Paul's recomendation I cant really say no heh.
Pets
1 x Male Rio Grande RES named Niko (knee-co) - Growth Chart - DOB 7/03/2008 (Owned since 9/24/2008)
3 x Cats (Orange Tabi, Black n Gray Tabi & Black Long Hair)
Feeding Lists
Niko: → Feed Me ← (Updated 6/10/11)
Cats: Cat Food ;-p
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Post Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:10 am   

That's the only downside with stores.
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Post Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:42 pm   

Wow they have some cool looking turtles. I knew there were different varieties of sliders, but I never realized there were some that were so colorful. I love the hypo/pastel ybs and the belize slider. They are sooooo pretty. However, on the downside, they are selling the two headed babies :(
~Christi
1.0 RES: Mikey R.I.P.
1.0 Het for Albino Red Tail Boa: Kaa ~adopted out
0.0.1 Northern BTS: Petri ~now a well-loved class pet

1.0 Am. Staff Mix: Brutus R.I.P.
1.0 German Shepherd: Pax

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0.1 Daughter: Lily
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