Discussion in 'Turtles' started by Snoop, Oct 13, 2014.
Can a diamondback terrapin be kept in full saltwater? The specific gravity of my pond is 1.023.
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.
Since they, in the wild, live in brackish and not straight sea water I wouldn't do it.
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?
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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