Q: My red ear sliders are outgrowing their tank(29) gallon.What size do they need? Any used aquariums

March 13, 2008 | By stacy h. | 5 answers | Expired: 2378 days ago

my red eared sliders are turtles .I own 2 in a 29 gallon tank. They have outgrown this .I dont want to spend hundreds for another tank. any suggestions? What size? any used

Readers' Answers (5)
  • Sort by:
  • Latest |
  • Rank
Sharon L.

Mar 25, 2008

The rule to keep in mind for turtles is 10 gallons PER inch of turtle. Female red ear sliders can get 12 inches and males can get 9 inches. I highly suggest you read this site.
It gives you housing information, aswell as a bunch of other valuable info on keeping your turtles healthy and happy.

Thumbs Up: 0 | Thumbs up!


Mar 19, 2008

i think you can house them in 40 gallons each

Thumbs Up: 0 | Thumbs up!


Mar 16, 2008

try craigslist.org. It is a free online classified for everyone. You can create an account, but all it does is give you the ability to track what adds you have placed, edit, and delete them. We have found and sold many things with this service.

Thumbs Up: 1 | Thumbs up!

Nichole  Y.

Mar 14, 2008

You can try and find a used tank online or in the newspaper. From my experince you can always find on for pretty cheap, people are always getting rid of tanks.

Thumbs Up: 0 | Thumbs up!

Shannon H.

Mar 13, 2008

hi stacy - I had a red eared slider for about a year & eventually gave it to a friend who would care for it better - my experience shows that the bigger the tank the larger they get..everytime we got a new tank the turtle would grow! you may want to check w/ your vet though or local water animal pet store - maybe if you eventually stop buying new tanks the turtle will stop growing. Don't know for sure though.

Thumbs Up: 0 | Thumbs up!

You might also enjoy:

Got a question about your pet? Get the answers you need from Zootoo's community of pet experts and owners.



See more ›
Know the Answer?

There are always new questions that need answers. Contribute your knowledge about pets.