Myrtle is a Fly River turtle, an aquatic fresh water species
^^Fly River turtles are fully aquatic and need room to swim. This little guy lives
in a 210 gallon aquarium with an upgrade to a 400g planned for the near future.
^^big fruit and veggie eaters. This is melon.
^^technique is important... first subdue
^^ ...then conquer
^^filtration is everything.
^^resting areas are important
^^turtle naps, FRTs only need to surface several times an hour when sleeping
^^not all FRTs make great neighbours, even when small. Mostly, they're
a hazard for bottom dwelling fish.
photo credit: all photos by Juice
read more about Myrtle and other Fly River Turtles at BCAquaria
turtles at home: part 1, Buddy and Yurdle