General Care Discussion :: How large should my RES be?

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Post Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 2:33 pm   How large should my RES be?

HI everyone,
Dizzy was a Christmas present from my daughter 8 years ago. And while she, I'm positive of her gender, is very active and eats a wide variety of foods I am worried she is too small. My daughter had a friend that bred his own turtles so when I got Dizzy she was just a hatchling and at eight is only four inches long. She is in a very large aquarium with both heat and uvb lamps that are on a timer for ten hours with a floating platform for basking. I feed her every other day. Can anyone tell me if her size for her age is OK?
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Post Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:54 am   Re: How large should my RES be?

4" would be a bit small for an adult male RES and quite small for an adult female RES. How much are you feeding her?
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