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  1. PJA

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    A few Turtle people said I should Join this forum to get Ideas for a few new above ground ponds I want to set up. I have been keeping Aussie Turtles since 1999 in Brissy and currently have a 3000L pond with a few species I want to separate into larger ponds as well as a few tanks of their offspring I want to move outside now they are larger.
     
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    Hey mate, welcome to AFT, have a look around, there's a ton of info on pretty much anything you could wish to know.
     
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    Craig Founding Member/Administrator/Public Officer
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    G'day mate and :aftwelcome:

    What species of turtles do you keep and breed?
     
  5. PJA

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    Hey there, I currently keep Brisbane River turtles (could be hybrids as they are peoples unwanted pets), Saw-shells, one male Krefft and a pair of ELNs. The Brisbane Rivers / Saw-shells and ELNs have all bred over the last few years, most of the turtles are from people who have lost interest in keeping them (all on licence) but I stopped accepting turtles about 5 years ago due to room.

    I'd like to separate the different species into their own ponds as I have read the Brisbane Rivers and Saw-shells can interbreed (the Krefft is on his own). They have all been kept outside the pond has a great bio filter, pH, GH and NO3 is checked regularly.

    I need to make a few larger ponds and I will connect them all up for a greater water volume, hopefully I will have another four or so 2m x 2m ponds sorted once I have time to start building,so just looking at how others make their setups.
     
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    Hi mate, it's the Brisbane River and Krefft's that can interbreed. You can keep Brisbane River turtles and Saw-shells together in a pond. The ELN's should be kept separate from all short-necks due to their passive nature.
     
  7. PJA

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    I was aware of the Krefft's being able to breed with the Brisbane rivers (why he's separated), but thought the Saw-shells could as well?
    I plan on separating all the species into individual ponds.
     
  8. Aussiepride83

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    Technically any species can interbreed, however, it it unlikely. Also, if they, (Emydura macquarii signata and Myucheys latisternum) did manage to mate successfully, the hatchlings would be sterile.