Few months ago, June to be exact, I posted about Housing Two Turtles in One Tank….it was about how to make two turtles with different ability of swimming can live happily in the same tank.
Let me remind you a bit, Kurome is a Reeves Turtle who can not swim swiftly like Papoe (a pink belly short neck turtle) and Kroten (a red eared slider)…therefore I have my concern. Papoe and Kurome live in the same tank. I want it to have more water so that Papoe can swim leasurely but Kurome can’t swim all day long, it’ll tired him out.
From June to October, the water has been gradually increased and I am proud to say that the water level is not appropriate for both of them 🙂
I have learned (through a lot of reading) that it’s okay to have deep water for reeves turtle as long as we provide it with easy access to the surface. To make both of my babies happy, the water is now deep enough with a lot of rock stairs and 2 floating docks
Here is a picture of the two of them swimming together 🙂
Kurome loves his new floating dock. Although there are two floating docks, one is intended for Papoe, but I have never seen Papoe sits on his floating dock…in fact I have never seen him on whatever dock I provided him. Maybe his species is not the docking type.
Seeing them swimming around in that deep water really calms me down. All the hard work from morning to afternoon all gone seeing them dancing in the water 🙂
Here’s a video of them swimming around