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Post Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 9:36 pm   RES stopped eating

Hi I'm new here, my 5 year old red eared sliders stopped eating about 2 weeks ago. I thought it was because they were stressed out and needed a larger area to live in. So I got them a 30" length x 12"width tank for both of them. After buying a bigger tank with proper lighting, filtration and basking area, they still wouldn't eat. Someone please help! I've been feeding them reptomin food sticks. All they do is look at it and swim away. They've been pretty active though but refuse to eat.
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Post Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 1:15 am   Re: RES stopped eating

What's the water temperatures? They both stopped at the same time?
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Post Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 1:32 am   Re: RES stopped eating

Living together may be stressing both of them out. Sliders that have lived peacefully together for years have been known to become less receptive to sharing their space. Although if that was the case, I would expect one of them to still be eating.

Also, do you know their genders? I know this is a really long shot, but maybe--just maybe--if they're both females, they may have become gravid around the same time. Again, in my opinion that is a very small possibility.
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