Table of Contents
- 1 Can you put goldfish in with a red-eared slider?
- 2 Can I put goldfish with turtles?
- 3 How long can a red-eared slider turtle go without eating?
- 4 Can red eared sliders live with other turtles?
- 5 Why is it illegal to have a red eared slider?
- 6 How long do red-eared sliders live?
- 7 Why are goldfish bad for turtles?
- 8 Can red-eared sliders drown?
Can you put goldfish in with a red-eared slider?
Yes, goldfish can live happily with a red-eared slider.
Can I put goldfish with turtles?
Avoid pairing up turtles and goldfish or any other tropical fish species. Avoid any type of fish or creature that has the ability to injure, main or kill your turtle.
How long can a red-eared slider turtle go without eating?
An adult red-eared slider turtle can go without eating from several weeks to a few months. Assuming it was well fed before and it is in great health condition. On the other hand, baby red-eared slider turtles can go without eating from a few days to a week.
What fish can go with goldfish?
With these ground rules in mind, here are our top 10 tank mates that we have personally tested and found to be compatible with goldfish:
- Hillstream Loach.
- Brochis multiradiatus.
- Dojo Loach.
- Bristlenose Pleco.
- Rubbernose Pleco.
- White Cloud Mountain Minnows.
- Hoplo Catfish.
Will a painted turtle eat my goldfish?
Painted turtles typically prey on relatively small fish, although they may readily feed upon injured or dead fish of any size. While adult painted turtles find fishbowl-sized goldfish delicious and easy to catch, large goldfish or koi may thrive alongside your painted turtles.
Can red eared sliders live with other turtles?
Red-eared sliders (Trachemys scripta elegans) are medium-size turtles popular for beginner keepers because of their social personalities and hardy nature. These turtles can be housed with other turtles of their own species and with other similar species, such as map turtles, painted turtles and cooters.
Why is it illegal to have a red eared slider?
Since 1975, however, selling baby turtles that are less than 4 inches long has been illegal in the U.S., because some reptiles—red-eared sliders included—can harbor salmonella on their skin.
How long do red-eared sliders live?
30 yearsIn the wild
Can guppies go with goldfish?
The answer is YES, guppies and Goldfish can coexist together. However, bigger goldfish have the capability of eating the smaller guppy fish. That said, you should beware of what type of goldfish you choose to keep with your guppies.
Can two goldfish live together?
Keeping at least two goldfish in an aquarium is recommended to provide companionship and promote activity. Solitary fish can exhibit depression and lethargy. Goldfish are generally not aggressive so they can be kept with most community fish provided the other fish are larger than the size of the goldfish’s mouth.
Why are goldfish bad for turtles?
Although often used as feeder fish, goldfish, in particular, can be quite dangerous for your turtles to consume, as they have spiny bones which can cause damage to your turtle’s throat and intestinal system when eaten. As you know, turtles don’t often swallow fish, particularly larger ones, whole.
Can red-eared sliders drown?
Red-eared sliders are strong swimmers, so you don’t need to worry about drowning as long as the turtle can get out of the water and there is no place it can get trapped underwater.