Chinese Soft-Shelled Turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis)

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Chinese Soft-Shelled Turtle

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Chinese Soft-Shelled Turtle

Pelodiscus sinensis

Challenging

pH

6.5 - 8.0

[[Minimum temperature::24 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::28 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

5-15 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

10-20 years




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Alternative names

Chinese Soft-Shelled Turtle, Chinese Softshell Turtle

Synonyms

Trionyx sinensis

Sexing

Unknown.

Tank compatibility

Unknown.

Diet

Unknown.

Feeding regime

Unknown.

Environment Specifics

Unknown.

Behaviour

Unknown.

Identification

Large turtle with a flattened, rather leathery shell, a long neck, and a distinctive tubular snout. Juveniles are speckled brownish-green above and orange with distinctive black patches on the underside. As they mature these colours fade and the turtle becomes essentially drab green.

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