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Is it ok to put a turtle and a betta fish in the same aquarium?

If it is ok what food do i feed the turtle?

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Asked by userpanda1 at 7:55 PM on May. 24, 2011 in Pets

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  • My turtle ate anything that moved, so I wouldn't put the two together. We got pellet food at the put store. They also sell frozen chunks of blood worms at the store.

    Answer by LadyKiki at 8:09 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • put = pet store

    Answer by LadyKiki at 8:10 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • yeah...turtles will try to eat anything that's in there.....

    Answer by samurai_chica at 8:18 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • No, it's not okay. Turtles eat fish.

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 9:05 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • Only if you want to give the turtle a little snack

    Answer by scout_mom at 11:08 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • Is there room for the turtle to get out of the water? Turtles aren't purely aquatic- they need a rock or ledge to climb on when they want out of the water. On top of that, turtles do eat meat, including fish, so my guess would be that when the turtle gets big enough the fish may not appreciate having a roommate! And I can't vouch for whether or not there are diseases that could pass between them... sure, they live in the same environments in the wild but not these two species and not in such close conditions, kwim? You can buy turtle food (pellets) at the pet store... when I had a turtle she also really liked chicken and pork, cooked and cut up in long strings.

    Answer by Freela at 12:01 AM on May. 25, 2011

  • Not a good idea, the other ladies are right on with what they are saying. I have turtles and the eat lettuce and anything that moves, worms crickets and anything else a fish would eat, including the fish.


    Answer by sweetangie79 at 5:39 AM on May. 25, 2011

  • Nope, Not such a good idea. lol

    Answer by Sammie-89 at 11:39 PM on May. 25, 2011

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