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has anyone any experience with very young common musks?

I've got 4, 3 i got about 10 months ago and i got another one yesterday who is quite young and obviously very small compared to the other 3.

the new one id spending more time out of water than in, i have put him in and he floats with the current and then swims back to the dock.

could it be a thing its just because he is so young? or should it not make a difference?

i'm so worried about the little dude!
 

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Have you got them all together?

Was a period of quarantine done?

A very young turtle shouldn't be housed with larger ones, your small musk requires a different setup to the larger ones. Shallower water for starters, could you post pictures of your setup please?
 

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Hi Zekee,

thank you for you're reply.

see when i asked about putting him in with bigger ones i was told it would be fine was told nothing about quarantine.

What needs to be done?

i do separate him for feeding because the slightly bigger of the 4 clears up.


He is currently in a 125L tank in roughly 6" of water, i have got a 50L tank i could transfer him too.

I will upload pics soon if thats ok, just not home right now :)

Thanks again!
 

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Are the 4 in the 125ltr? As that's already too small for 3. A period of quarantine should be for a period of time, roughly a few months. This is what I do anyway. Who said they would all be ok together? A pet shop I pressume?
 

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yes, they are. its 40.5" long.



its under construction at the moment. but all 4 are in there, baby is baskig, and the other 3 are hiding under filter and dock.

i bought the last little fella in a place that specialise in fish and reptiles.. staff obviously haven't a clue
 

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Hi. When I got my young musk i was given compete rubish advice on everything from the shop too. They clearly don't care.

Sounds like the water may be too deep for him. It's unusual for these to bask out of the water for long periods, they most definitly feel safer in the water. You mention when he's in the water he floats with the current and swims back up? Is it a strong current as they do prefer shallower slower moving water. I think once they are older they can tolerate a bit of current but not when so young.

Do you have plenty of plants he can bask on and reach the surface with too?

I would definitely remone him into a smaller set up for now and see how he gets on.
 
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