return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
Click here for LLL Reptile & Supply  
click here for The Bean Farm
This Space Available
3 months for $50.00
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Reticulated Python . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Indigo . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Herpetological Society Meeting - Oct. 22, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Richmond Reptile Expo - Oct. 23, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Hampton Roads Exotic Pet Expo Augusta - Oct. 30, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Greater Cincinnati Herp Society Meeting - Nov. 03, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Central Illinois Herp Society Meeting - Nov. 04, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Calusa Herp Society Meeting - Nov. 04, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - Nov. 06, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Madison Herp Society Meeting (Milwaukee) - Nov. 10, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Madison Herp Society Meeting (FoxValley) - Nov. 10, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Madison Herp Society Meeting - Nov. 12, 2021 . . . . . . . . . . 

full banner - advertise here .50¢/1000 views
We are Magellan Explorer, a pet animals export company, and do feeders export as well.
pool banner - $50 year

RE: Tank mate

[ Login ] [ User Prefs ] [ Search Forums ] [ Back to Main Page ] [ Back to Softshell Turtles ] [ Reply To This Message ]
[ Register to Post ]

Posted by: batrachos at Mon Jan 28 14:53:36 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by batrachos ]  
   

I haven't kept matamatas, but I would be leary of keeping other turtles with an animal with such a large gape and big appetite; if the two animals go for the same food item at once, the softshell's head could end up in the matamata's mouth. Snappers often kill similar-sized tankmates this way.

That said, the Nashville Zoo keeps adult matamatas with various other similar-sized turtles; they must not have too many problems, or they wouldn't maintain that setup.


   

[ Reply To This Message ] [ Subscribe to this Thread ] [ Hide Replies ]

  • Tank mate - wing, Sat Jan 12 18:26:48 2008
    • You Are HereRE: Tank mate - batrachos, Mon Jan 28 14:53:36 2008

>> Next topic:  Food/Feeding - allherpsjake, Mon Jan 21 21:28:18 2008
<< Previous topic:  Hardiest softshell / Sources in Canada? - dirtslinger2, Tue Jan 1 16:15:33 2008