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Diamondback Terrapin

Discussion in 'Turtles' started by Snoop, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. Snoop

    Snoop New Member

    Can a diamondback terrapin be kept in full saltwater? The specific gravity of my pond is 1.023.
     
  2. Snoop

    Snoop New Member

    I need to know if I can keep this turtle in my reef or not. The guy at the store told me that they can live in saltwater. I only see people keeping them in fresh and brackish water.
     
  3. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Since they, in the wild, live in brackish and not straight sea water I wouldn't do it.
     
  4. Snoop

    Snoop New Member

    Thanks. In the wild their SG is 1.020 and I keep it at 1.023 which isn't that far off. I can even drop it down so 1.021. Did anyone ever try. Is there are forum more geared towards turtles?
     
  5. mshrmheadcharge

    mshrmheadcharge Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    No, you can't put a brackish water species in full salt water. The only type of turtle suitable for salt water are sea turtles.
     

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