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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-30-2008, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
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Can I put a cat fish in my turtle tank?

Can i put a cat fish in my turtle tank? is it safe, will the turtles try to eat him? or what can I use to kepe the tank clean and get rid of the waste?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-01-2008, 05:19 AM
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by catfish do you mean pleco?

theres always a chance anything you put in a turtle tank will get eaten. and plecos are algea eaters, they wont eat turtle taste.

as for cleaning, your filter should be doing the work on the water, i vaccum once a week to every two weeks

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If its not a pleco and is a scaleless catfish it could be eaten if its to slow and small. my 7 inch turtle killed and ate a tad pole that was 5 inches long and his head was an inch thick!

10 gallon tank - 2 Ghost shrimp, fry, 1 Soft shell turtle, 5 crayfish, 1 baby catfish
10 gallon tank - 1 marbled crayfish in berry
50 gallon tank - 2 male guppies, 1 female guppy, 2 zebra danios, 1 pearl danio, 1 Angelfish, 1 male platy, 2 female platys, 2 silvery minnows
Pond - 1 cooter, 1 RES, 4 goldfish(my baby sis poisoned my pond)

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