Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
I would say that if you can hang on till you get the bigger tank then see how things are. I bet they are frustrated with no where to go. They are on top of each other's territory. They, right now, need minimum 10 gallons of water per inch of shell. Now they are hatchlings so technically you don't want the water too deep for them... but something that you can add more water to as they need more volume. A 45 long or 75 will last you a good long time, several years and doesn't need to be too full to begin with.
But even if they are 1.5 inches long each right now, and you have 2 of them... you are already needing a 30 gallon. So.... go as big as you possibly can. It will be better for them all around.
Good luck!! It's amazing what you can build for them too. It doesn't need to be all expensive store bought stuff.
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