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post Jul 24 2017, 02:23 PM

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QUOTE(6996 @ Jul 2 2017, 11:48 PM)
That's a really nice tank but they'll outgrow it in a few months.
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ehmm.. now there about size 3inch.. n currently i had kept them for a year already
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post Nov 6 2017, 07:17 PM

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hi.anyone here keep mata2 turtle?
any tips in its husbandry?
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post Nov 29 2017, 10:26 AM

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Wow, this thread has dropped so much down the ranks.
No one interested in keeping turtles and tortoises anymore? biggrin.gif
QUOTE(Relentless @ Nov 6 2017, 07:17 PM)
hi.anyone here keep mata2 turtle?
any tips in its husbandry?
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I am about to purchase one. They have shown up at local fish/pet stores recently.
Did some research on them.
They do grow fairly large (around 20inches carapace) but takes a long time to attain their maximum size as they have a long life span if cared for properly. However they do not require a large space as they are mostly sedentary.
They are fully carnivorous and feeds on a staple of mostly live fishes.
They are quite sensitive to water conditions and it is important that their water is kept clean at all times.
Since they are mostly sedentary, this is a rather boring pet to keep but pleasing to the eye due to their unique and prehistoric look.
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post Nov 29 2017, 09:59 PM

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QUOTE(ron c @ Nov 29 2017, 10:26 AM)
Wow, this thread has dropped so much down the ranks.
No one interested in keeping turtles and tortoises anymore?  biggrin.gif 

I am about to purchase one. They have shown up at local fish/pet stores recently.
Did some research on them.
They do grow fairly large (around 20inches carapace) but takes a long time to attain their maximum size as they have a long life span if cared for properly. However they do not require a large space as they are mostly sedentary.
They are fully carnivorous and feeds on a staple of mostly live fishes.
They are quite sensitive to water conditions and it is important that their water is kept clean at all times.
Since they are mostly sedentary, this is a rather boring pet to keep but pleasing to the eye due to their unique and prehistoric look.
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cool.
I got mine red mata2 turtle a couple of week ago
I kept it in 2 feet plastic tray,over aged catappa leave soaked water
What about yourself?amazon or colombia variant?
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post Nov 30 2017, 09:49 AM

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QUOTE(Relentless @ Nov 29 2017, 09:59 PM)
cool.
I got mine red mata2 turtle a couple of week ago
I kept it in 2 feet plastic tray,over aged catappa leave soaked water
What about yourself?amazon or colombia variant?
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Not sure which variant as I just saw it in the shop and reserved it. Haven't brought it home yet smile.gif
It has a nice red coloration though.
How much did you get yours and what is the size?

Mata Matas can actually be kept in deep water but they will require something to cling on to at the surface. They know how to swim to the surface to breathe.
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post Nov 30 2017, 08:24 PM

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QUOTE(ron c @ Nov 30 2017, 09:49 AM)
Not sure which variant as I just saw it in the shop and reserved it. Haven't brought it home yet smile.gif
It has a nice red coloration though.
How much did you get yours and what is the size?

Mata Matas can actually be kept in deep water but they will require something to cling on to at the surface. They know how to swim to the surface to breathe.
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post Dec 2 2017, 04:56 PM

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QUOTE(ron c @ Nov 29 2017, 11:26 AM)
Wow, this thread has dropped so much down the ranks.
No one interested in keeping turtles and tortoises anymore?  biggrin.gif 
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Many are on Facebook or left the hobby or maybe just reading and not/less posting ,like me !

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Here’s mine , pictures from when I first got them , they are too big to take out for pictures now .

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post Dec 2 2017, 05:49 PM

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QUOTE(SAMPERTH @ Dec 2 2017, 04:56 PM)
Here’s mine , pictures from when I first got them , they are too big to take out for pictures now .
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Nice.
How big are they now and how long have you had them?
Are they hardy turtles? Any specific thing to take note of with their care?
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QUOTE(ron c @ Dec 2 2017, 06:49 PM)
Nice.
How big are they now and how long have you had them?
Are they hardy turtles? Any specific thing to take note of with their care?
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12-15” in size male larger !
- live diet fresh water shrimp , snail , small fish
- dark water ( peat moss or leaves from those false almond/indian almond tree )
- slow moving water ( too strong water current stress them out a bit )


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post Dec 3 2017, 09:50 PM

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QUOTE(SAMPERTH @ Dec 2 2017, 10:28 PM)
12-15” in size male larger !
- live diet fresh water shrimp , snail , small fish
- dark water ( peat moss or leaves from those false almond/indian almond tree )
- slow moving water ( too strong water current stress them out a bit )
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Hi sam, long time
yours are amazon variant, mine's colombian variant
yeah,I put them in catappa leaves soaked water
Though,I plan on using peat moss for the same,I purchase 75kg of peat moss for the purpose of keeping mata2 turtle
Now,I am keeping them in 2 feet industrial grade tray with 2 inch of black water,with several catappa leaves in the water so that the turtle can feel at ease

Is it true that they're hardy?several thread over western side state that they do perish suddenly
Also,do you think they need bigger space now that they're bigger?

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post Dec 4 2017, 05:59 AM

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QUOTE(Relentless @ Dec 3 2017, 10:50 PM)
Hi sam, long time
yours are amazon variant, mine's colombian variant
yeah,I put them in catappa leaves soaked water
Though,I plan on using peat moss for the same,I purchase 75kg of peat moss for the purpose of keeping mata2 turtle
Now,I am keeping them in 2 feet industrial grade tray with 2 inch of black water,with several catappa leaves in the water so that the turtle can feel at ease

Is it true that they're hardy?several thread over western side state that they do perish suddenly
Also,do you think they need bigger space now that they're bigger?
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How big are yours now ? Also beside black water they may also need some substrate or rotting leaves to bury under like Chitra chitra softshell to feel better !
But I have one that don’t bury under but active moving around the tank looking for prey .

Out of dozen or so I bought over the years only 1 died at about 6 or 7” for unknown reason ( just drop dead overnight )

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QUOTE(SAMPERTH @ Dec 2 2017, 04:56 PM)
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Many are on Facebook or left the hobby or maybe just reading and not/less posting ,like me !

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Here’s mine , pictures from when I first got them , they are too big to take out for pictures now .
Wow~ very nice... wub.gif

How big it is nice (shell size) and already kept for how long ?
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QUOTE(radi0head @ Dec 4 2017, 07:09 AM)
Wow~ very nice...  wub.gif

How big it is nice (shell size) and already kept for how long ?
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QUOTE(SAMPERTH @ Dec 2 2017, 11:28 PM)
12-15” in size male larger !
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First few bought in 2007 so more or less 10 years old !

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post Dec 4 2017, 09:39 AM

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QUOTE(SAMPERTH @ Dec 4 2017, 08:46 AM)
First few bought in 2007 so more or less 10 years old !

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It sure does looked nice in that size... what's their diet ? Are they hardy ?
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QUOTE(radi0head @ Dec 4 2017, 10:39 AM)
It sure does looked nice in that size... what's their diet ? Are they hardy ?
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Other than some specialized need they are ok !

Anything that swim in water will be their diet if can fit their mouth !


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post Dec 4 2017, 10:38 AM

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QUOTE(SAMPERTH @ Dec 4 2017, 10:31 AM)
Other than some specialized need they are ok !

Anything that swim in water will be their diet if can fit their mouth !
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Specialized needs as in?
I just got mine yesterday. Around 4" carapace.
Started eating within 30 mins of taking it out of the bag.

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post Dec 4 2017, 11:04 AM

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Read back : water needs - black water , slow moving water , live diet .......

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post Dec 4 2017, 11:08 AM

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Morning wash then sun for some of the older babies - 12-18 mths old !

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post Dec 4 2017, 11:56 AM

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Radiata?
Very rare and endangered now.
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QUOTE(ron c @ Dec 4 2017, 12:56 PM)
Radiata?
Very rare and endangered now.
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Rare because can’t bring into the country! world population of them in captive all over the world are booming !! With a few million of them left I don’t seem them as that rare when compared with the plowshare @ Yniphora @ angonoka tortoise !

And I used to breed them by the “ dozens “ every year but can’t really sell them legally so cut down !! Just to enjoy the hobby more - dig eggs , incubate , hatch and watch the hatchlings grow and start all over .

I am a law bidding citizen !



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