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Yellow-bellied Slider

Trachemy scripta scripta


This is a turtle that I had found on the beach in salt water three years ago. Brought it home and slowly put it into fresh water and has been in there ever since. Not sure why kind of turtle it is.


20 long gallon tank

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Yellow Bellied Slider
Trachemy scripta scripta

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Aaron_G 8 years ago

Hi there. Since you know the identity of your organism, please go ahead and fill in the scientific name field. This allows the spotting to fully enter the database and become complete, letting groups and individuals use the data and find your spotting. It also takes the spotting off the "unidentified" list. Thank you! (I've also moved this to the Pets category since it now lives in your home)

Here's a great Project Noah blog entry that explains the spotting process:

bandhturtlesite 9 years ago

Nice looking turtle. It is a Yellow Bellied Slider and looks to be a female. They do not normally swim in salt water but many turtles can stand brackish water (which is water containing some salt). By the looks of the size of the turtle I would say that you should get a bigger tank for her. Turtle should have at least 10 gallons of tank space per an inch of their shell length. So if your turtle's shell is 4" long you need a 40 gallon tank at a minimum.

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Gulfport, Mississippi, USA

Spotted on May 21, 2012
Submitted on May 21, 2012

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