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Hey everyone,
Driving home today i found a painted turtle in the middle of the road. Its about 5-6 inches long. I was wondering if anyone thinks it would be a bad idea to have it with three 3-4 inch piranhas in a 55 gallon tank. Thanks in advance for your response.

 

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Not a good idea. Other than the obvious reasons like turtle eats piranha, piranha eats turtle. Turtles have alot of bacteria and produce alot of waste.
 

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I agree with serra.
 

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True.. not a good idea!! I had a turtle before that was eatten by my Reds. As much as the turtle can hold its breathe under water, there were times it was attacked by the RB when he needed to gasp for air. Last time I remember he was pulled down by the legs and neck and drowned.
Another thing about turtles, they give off saminella (correct spelling?). I dont know if this can pass through Piranahs but its vital when pased through humans.
 

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Talk about a mixed tank. I personally wouldn't consider putting a turtle in with piranha's...I tried crabs and that turned into a disaster.
 

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I wish it would work. I think it would be cool to have a Fly River Turtle in my Piranha tank but I would sh*t if they killed it, those things are expensive.
 

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RhomZilla said:
True.. not a good idea!! I had a turtle before that was eatten by my Reds. As much as the turtle can hold its breathe under water, there were times it was attacked by the RB when he needed to gasp for air. Last time I remember he was pulled down by the legs and neck and drowned.
Another thing about turtles, they give off saminella (correct spelling?). I dont know if this can pass through Piranahs but its vital when pased through humans.
Can carry saminella, and is dangerus to small children.

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I have 2 red-eared sliders, who are both several years old now. The female is about 10-11 inches long, and the male is about 8 inches long. If it wasn't for the fact that they crap soooo much, and piranhas are such messy eaters, I wouldn't think twice about putting them in a tank together. I don't have enough filter power to handle that, nor do I have the time to clean the tank every other day. But, if I did do this, I would worry about the safety of the piranhas (especially if they're under 3-4 in.). My red-eared sliders are just downright vicious.
Everything I put in there get devoured in noooo time. They are fast, smart, strong as hell, and have a bite you would not believe (I can show you my arm where the female got me). I have put african clawed frogs in with them, frogs I found out by my creek, goldfish, feeder fish, minnows, tetras, and even a small snake (they killed it but didn't eat it). Everything gets ambushed and eaten (or chased for long periods of time). The piranhas would learn their lesson real quick if I put them in with my turtles. My female would endlessly chase them around the tank. I know for a fact my turtles don't have salmonella, because my Mom makes me get them checked every once in a while.

If I had a small pond in my backyard with ample room for them to share, I would put them in there, because I would have an area that's about 3-4 inches deep that my turtles would hang around in all the time, plus they would bask out in the sun all day regardless. The pirahnas would stick to the deep parts. Of course, I know my sliders wouldn't last 15 minutes if it was a large shoal of pirahnas out in the wild.
 

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Sweetness said:
If I had a small pond in my backyard with ample room for them to share, I would put them in there, because I would have an area that's about 3-4 inches deep that my turtles would hang around in all the time, plus they would bask out in the sun all day regardless. The pirahnas would stick to the deep parts. Of course, I know my sliders wouldn't last 15 minutes if it was a large shoal of pirahnas out in the wild.
If you had an outside pond, I wouldn't advise you to get turtles and/or piranhas. They would be easy target for predators such as racoons, cats, wild dogs, predatory birds, cavemen, dinosaurs..etc
 

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if they were put into the same aquarium at the same time, but the piranhas were bigger so the turtle didnt think they were food??? could happen, would be interesting to find out..
 
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