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Chinese trionics


The soft-shell turtle has two names: far eastern trionics and chinese trionics. This animal, belonging to the order of reptiles, is found in fresh waters of Asia and in the east of Russia. Often Trionixes live in aquariums with exotic lovers.

Trionics is a famous soft-bodied turtle. Its shell can reach 40 centimeters in length, however, such cases are very rare, the standard size is 20-25 centimeters. The average weight is about 5 kilograms. Of course, in case of exclusion from the standard length of the shell, the weight of the animal may vary.

For example, a specimen with a length of 46 centimeters, whose weight was 11 kilograms, was recently discovered. On the photo trionics more like an ordinary turtle, because the main difference in the composition of the shell can be felt only by touching it.

The shell of the trionix is ​​round in shape, the edges, unlike the rest of the turtles, are soft. The house itself is covered with skin, there are no horny shields. The older an individual becomes, the more elongated and flat its shell takes on.

In young animals, tubercles are located on it, which also merge with the process of maturation into one plane. The shell is gray with a green tint, the abdomen is yellow. The body is green-gray. On the head are rare dark spots.

Each paw of the trionix is ​​crowned with five fingers. 3 of them end with claws. The limb is webbed, which allows the animal to swim quickly. The turtle has an unusually long neck. Jaws are powerful, with a cutting edge. The muzzle ends with a plane, resembles a trunk, nostrils are located on it.

The nature and lifestyle of the Trionix

Turtle chinese trionics found in the most unexpected places, for example, in the taiga or even tropical forests. That is, the distribution is not caused by certain climatic conditions. However, in height, the turtle rises only to 2000 meters above sea level. The preferred bottom coating is sludge, shallow shores are mandatory.

Trionics avoids rivers with a strong current. The animal is very active in the dark, is basking in the sun during the day. Do not move farther from your pond by more than 2 m. If it is too hot on land, the turtle returns to the water or escapes from the heat in the sand. When an enemy approaches, hides in the water, most often burrowing into the bottom. At trionix content in captivity, you must definitely equip it with a pond island and a lamp.

Thanks to its webbed feet, it moves well in water, dives deeply, and also does not rise to the surface for a long time. The respiratory system of the Trionix is ​​designed in such a way that it is able to stay under water for a long time.

However, if the water is heavily polluted, the turtle prefers to protrude a long neck above the surface and inhale it with its nose. If habitual habitats are greatly reduced, the freshwater still does not leave the house. Trionics is an evil and aggressive animal that can be dangerous even for humans, as it tries to bite the enemy in case of danger.

You can try to take the animal with both hands - by the abdomen and the top of the house. However, a very long neck will allow him to reach the offender with his jaws. Large individuals can cause injuries with their jaws.

Trionix nutrition

Trionics is a very dangerous predator; it eats everything that meets its path. Before buy trionix, you need to think about where to constantly get him live food. Crayfish, underwater and terrestrial insects, worms and amphibians are suitable for feeding. The tortoise is too slow to catch its prey. However, a long neck allows her to get food with one movement of the head.

At night when trionics turtle most active, she devotes all the time to obtaining food. If a freshwater catches too large prey, for example, large fish, then first bites off her head.

Aquarium trionixes are extremely voracious - at one time such a resident can eat several medium-sized fish. That is why when buying such an exotic you need to immediately price of trionix add the cost of his food for the next month, or better - immediately buy food.

Reproduction and longevity

Trionics is ready for procreation only in the sixth year of life. The mating process usually occurs in the spring. During this action, the male forcibly grabs the female by the jaw neck skin and holds it. All this happens under water and can last up to 10 minutes.

Then, within two months, the female hatches the offspring and at the end of summer makes a laying. For her future babies, the mother carefully selects a dry place where it would constantly be warmed up by the sun. Only in order to find proper shelter the turtle far away from the water - 30-40 meters.

As soon as mom finds a suitable site, she digs a hole 15 cm in depth, then laying occurs. The female makes several pits and several clutches, with a difference of a week. Each time she can leave from 20 to 70 eggs in a hole.

It is believed that the older the female Trionix, the more eggs it can lay at a time. Such fertility affects the size of the egg. The smaller the eggs, the larger they are. The eggs resemble small, yellow, even balls of 5 gram weights.

After what time the kids will appear, depends on the external weather conditions. If the temperature is above 30 degrees, then they can appear in a month, if the weather is cold, then the process can stretch for 2 months.

There is an opinion that the number of future babies also depends on the number of degrees Celsius at which the masonry was made. Tiny Trionixes, breaking out of their pits, pave the way to the reservoir. Often this takes the baby about an hour.

Of course, many enemies await them on this difficult first life path, however, many turtles still run to the reservoir, as small light trionics are able to move on land very quickly.

There they immediately hide at the bottom. Young growth is an exact copy of parents, only the length of the turtle does not exceed 3 centimeters. Life expectancy is 25 years.


Chinese Trionix has a leather shell with soft edges, without hard horn plates. The average length of the shell: 20-25 cm, maximum 40 cm. The weight of the turtle reaches 4.5 kg. Young turtles have a round shell, covered from above with longitudinal rows of tubercles, which turn into ridges with age, then disappear. The carapace becomes oval and flatter with age. The turtle is painted on top in greenish-brown color with rare yellowish spots, below - pinkish-white or yellowish color.

The neck is long. The head ends with an elongated muzzle with a long flexible proboscis at the end and wide nostrils. It has strong jaws with sharp edges. It is believed that this turtle is aggressive in nature, can bite, i.e. jaws pose some danger. The horny sharp edges of the jaws are covered with leathery thick growths - “lips”.

Trionics rarely goes to land, usually exposing a proboscis from the water to breathe. Trionix receives part of the oxygen from water through the so-called pharyngeal respiration. Respiratory organs are bundles of outgrowths of villi in the mucous pharynx, they play the role of gills and allow up to 15 hours to be under water. The skin is abundantly covered with blood vessels and also provides skin respiration in water and partly on land, which is rare in reptiles.

They have five toes on the leg, three of them end with sharp claws. Fingers equipped with strong swimming membranes.


The Chinese trionix lives in Russia in the Far East, in Japan, in China, in Vietnam, in Taiwan. It was also brought to Malaysia, Indonesia, Guam, the Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, and the USA (Hawaii).

It inhabits lakes and rivers with a slow course, with rare underwater vegetation, places with a sandy or silty bottom and gentle shores, where it can easily get out of the water and take sun baths. Chinese Trionix spends most of its time in water or at the bottom, buried in silt or sand. It rarely comes ashore and hardly leaves the water further than 1.5–2 m.


Chinese trionixes are very mobile. They quickly swim, dive, dig in the sand or in the mud at the bottom. They breathe atmospheric air by sticking their proboscis out of the water. Oxygen from water is obtained by the organs of pharyngeal or skin respiration. On land they also run pretty fast. On the shore in extreme heat, they sometimes burrow into the wet sand so as not to overheat, sometimes they extend their necks and open their mouths, thus increasing the area of ​​evaporation.

Chinese Trionics is a predatory tortoise, feeds mainly on live prey - fish, squid, shrimp, snails. In the afternoon, the turtle is often buried in the ground and sits in ambush. A fish or shrimp that has appeared nearby is grabbed by a swift throw of the head on a long neck and eats right there. Trionixes are more mobile at night. Do not sit in an ambush at night. In search of fish, fishing nets are often examined, fishing tops are visited, causing fishermen to be indignant.

Wintering: in late September - early October, turtles leave for wintering in Primorye, in the Amur region in late August - early September (water temperature 5–8 ° С). Burrowing in silt, they winter on the bottom of large rivers or in the ice-free bottom pits of large lakes. After wintering, turtles of Primorye appear in April, in the Amur Region - in late May - early June (water temperature 16 ° С).

Breeding turtles, terrarium

The meat of the Chinese Trionix is ​​considered a delicacy in Japan, China. He is also credited with various healing properties. It goes on cooking national dishes - tortoise soup, sauces. Trionix eggs are also valued - they are considered tasty and healthy.

The Chinese Trionix in Japan, China, Indochina and other Asian countries is bred for meat and eggs. They are kept on special tortoise farms in ponds and canals. In 2002, they surveyed the owners of 684 tortoise farms in China. According to a survey of Chinese tortoisesomes annually sell about 125 million Trionixes, with a live weight of 91 thousand tons, worth 685 million US dollars.

Many start Trionix and houses for decorative purposes. A terrarium is used - a tank for breeding turtles. The terrarium consists of a high aquarium and a small island of sushi.

Water for the terrarium is upheld, it should not contain bleach. Water temperature should be 20–26 ° С. The air temperature on the shore should be 26-30 ° C. Strong sunlight is also required. The aquarium should have soil: silt, bottom sand or gravel, which serves as a convenient place for the Trionics in the aquarium. The soil is placed 10-15 cm high. Turtles rarely come out of the water during the day, but they like to bask in the sun, putting their proboscis nostrils out of the water. The volume of the aquarium should be more than 60 liters. In an aquarium with Chinese Trionics, aeration is necessary, Trionixes breathe a lot not only atmospheric air, but also dissolved in water. Aeration will prolong the turtle's presence in water, entertain and amuse it.

Trionics has a predatory and aggressive disposition, can bite if picked up. Several turtles can side by side, fight in aquariums. Trionics will eat live aquarium fish of many breeds. Macropod aquarium fish sometimes coexist in the neighborhood of Trionics. It is believed that the macropod can even wean the Trionics from aggressiveness. Even so, these are very funny turtles; it is interesting to keep them at home as exotic pets.

Food and Feeding of the Chinese Trionix

Young turtles are fed every day, adults are fed 2-3 times a week. For small animals, the amount of feed will be 2-3 pieces of 1 cm3, for adults - 2-3 pieces of 3 cm3. They are fed mainly fish, lean fish is more suitable: cod, hake, gobies. Sometimes they are fed with meat of internal organs: beef or chicken heart or liver. Some insects, crustaceans or small freshwater shrimps, snails, squids, frogs can be a delicacy.

You can give the turtle some fresh cabbage or greens. Some do not refuse.

Turtles should also receive mineral supplements and vitamins. They are given calcium-containing foods, such as fish with bones.

Chinese trionics. Soft-bodied Far Eastern tortoise

This is truly an exotic animal. If you properly care for such a turtle, then care is not very difficult. The owner spends substantial money when buying an aquarium for the turtle and equipment for it. Further maintenance costs are the cost of feed and, if necessary, the replacement of equipment, but these costs are not large and serious. Read more about the representative of the soft-bodied Far Eastern turtles - the Chinese trionix - read on.


Trionics are bred in Asia in large quantities, but for more practical purposes, like food. True, from there they partially get into the trade in exotic animals. Soft-bodied turtles are far from being the easiest to maintain and often do not forgive the mistakes that turtles with hard shells easily forgive. True, having lost in defense, they significantly won in speed and are excellent swimmers.

  • unusual appearance
  • almost completely spends time in water, swims perfectly
    • nervous
    • doesn't like being picked up, it bites painfully
    • cannot be kept with other turtles, fish, etc.
    • prone to injury due to mildness

    Like all turtles, the Far Eastern freshwater turtle is clumsy from time to time and if there are sharp corners in the aquarium, it can easily get hurt. And an open wound is a direct path to infections, so there should not be anything that could harm them in the aquarium. Another problem that soft-bodyness causes is the timidity of the Trionics. They are extremely timid and rarely crawl ashore to warm themselves. And when you take her in her hands, she begins to violently resist, bite and scratch. In fact, the Trionix cannot be held without protective gloves. Moreover, their neck is long almost the same as the body, and when you hold it on the side, it may well reach out and bite you.

    And if the bite of a cub can be unpleasant, then an adult turtle can seriously hurt you, even teenagers bite to the point of blood. Bone plates in the mouth are very sharp and in nature serve to bite snails, so biting her skin is not a problem.


    Widely distributed in Asia: China, Vietnam, Korea, Japan, on the island of Taiwan. They also live in Russia, in the southern part of the Far East, in the Amur and Ussuri river basins.
    Soft-bodied turtles are excellent swimmers and rarely get ashore. But, in captivity, they are better off creating an opportunity to bask, as this helps to maintain health and prevents the development of fungal infections, to which river turtles are prone.

    One of the unusual features of the Far Eastern tortoise is that they use sand to mask. The tortoise is buried in the sandy bottom of a lake or river in danger. Young turtles do it instantly. In the aquarium, you can add a few centimeters of sand, but avoid abrasives like pebbles in it. They also dig in for hunting, putting only their heads and waiting for prey.

    Caution will not hurt

    Among other things, it must be borne in mind that soft-bodied turtles are more traumatic than their thin-celled cousins. The clumsy behavior common to all turtles can play a trick on her.

    Having touched a hard corner or a sharp ledge in an aquarium, for example, a sticking stone, an animal is quite possiblet bring infection into the wound.

    The more aggressive disposition and softness of the Far Eastern turtles serves as an obstacle to cohabitation. Trionix is ​​not recommended to be kept with other non-feed animals and fish. The injury resulting from a fight is again a direct path to infection and disease. The exception is the breeding season.

    Before you start a trionix, you should carefully weigh all the pros and cons of keeping this animal and decide whether you are ready to put up with its harmful character for the sake of exotic beauty.


    Large enough, Chinese trionixes are also one of the most aquatic turtles of all aquatic turtles. It sounds strange, but the fact is that they spend most of their lives in the water and are great swimmers. They can linger for a very long time under water (pharyngeal breathing helps in this), and to inhale they stretch a long neck with a proboscis, remaining almost invisible.
    So for maintenance you need a spacious aquarium with plenty of space for swimming. The larger the volume, the better, but at least 200-250 liters per adult.
    Soft-bodied turtles are territorial and need to be kept alone. One bite from an aggressive neighbor and your turtle is injured by internal organs, so it's not worth it.
    The temperature of the water for maintenance is 24-29 ° C, in cold weather it must be heated. You also need a filter, preferably an external one, and the obligatory regular replacement of water with fresh and settled water. You need a powerful filter, designed for a volume twice as large as the volume of your aquarium. Trionics is very gluttonous and the water is quickly polluted.

    Land or shore are necessary, you can create them yourself or buy a finished product. The main thing is that the turtle could get out of the water to land and dry. This prevents the development of respiratory and fungal diseases. A lamp for heating and a UV lamp are installed above the shore. An ordinary lamp is suitable for heating, and UV helps the turtle absorb calcium and vitamins. In nature, the sun does this work, but there are few UV rays in the aquarium. Soft-bodied turtles, in principle, are able to live without it, the main thing is to feed them with vitamin D3 and heat, but it will not be superfluous.

    Moreover, if turtles with hard carapace, the lamp can cause a burn, then here it is generally fatal. Position the lamp so that it does not burn the animal. The temperature on land should be up to 32 ° C. It is important that the shore is warmer than in the water, otherwise the turtle does not heat up.

    Temperature mode

    Recommended water temperature is 22-26 ° С, and its main condition is cleanliness. In dirty water, the risk of fungal and bacterial diseases to which reptiles are prone increases. Water should be changed regularly to clean and well-maintained.

    Animals need a special temperature regime for a better metabolism, therefore, in cold weather, the aquaterrarium needs to be heated.

    For heating, it is recommended to install a lamp that maintains a temperature on land of 30-32 ° C. The lamp must be used such that it will not explode due to splashing on it. It should be positioned so as not to cause a fatal burn to the turtle.

    You can also install an ultraviolet lamp, which will contribute to better absorption of calcium and vitamins. The installation of a lamp is not a prerequisite, since the turtle can live without it. In this case, vitamin D3 must be present in the diet of the animal.

    As the soil, you can choose sand or fine gravel, imitating the bank of the river, on which the turtle likes to soak under the sun or in which it can burrow in case of danger. Distribute the soil should be a layer with a thickness of 10-15 cm. It is not forbidden to plant plants, but non-toxic or artificial, as the animal can pinch them at leisure.


    Omnivores, in nature they eat mainly insects, fish, larvae, amphibians, snails. Chinese trionics at home eat foods high in protein: bloodworms, fish, snails, worms, fish fillets, artificial feeds, mussel and shrimp. The basis for feeding Trionix can be made high-quality food for aquatic turtles, especially since they contain a variety of additives and minerals. Very voracious, preferably not overfeeding.

    Plants in an aquarium with Chinese Trionics do not last long. They don’t eat them, but they seem to enjoy just destroying them.

    Avoid keeping fish with the Far Eastern tortoise. They are able to hunt fish from an early age and often much larger than themselves. Catching large fish, Trionixes first tear off their heads. If you keep fish with them, then consider that this is just food.

    Description of this unique view.

    Chinese trionixes are bred in Asia in large quantities, but more as a source of nutrition. In addition, they are sold as an exotic animal species. Soft-bodied turtles require careful maintenance and, as a rule, they do not forgive mistreatment and resentment, unlike hard-shell turtles. Despite the fact that these individuals do not have strong protection, this is compensated by the speed - they are excellent swimmers.

    What are the pros and cons in the content of the Chinese trionix

    • Their appearance is very unusual.
    • Almost all the time they are in the water and swim excellently.

    • Too nervous.
    • Do not tolerate when picked up, bite and scratch.
    • Incompatible in maintenance with other turtles, fish.
    • Because of their softness, they are prone to injuries and injuries.

    Like all individuals of this species, the Far Eastern turtle is sometimes clumsy, and if there are sharp corners in the aquarium, it can easily hurt itself. And in an open wound, they will begin to have an infection, so there should not be anything in the aquariums that could harm them. So, another noticeable feature of these turtles is that they are very shy. In addition, they are characterized by excessive timidity, because on the shore they can be seen extremely rarely. And when a person takes the Trionix in his hands, he fiercely resists, bites and scratches. In fact, they cannot be held on without special protective gloves. Another feature is their long neck, so when you hold the turtle on the side, it can easily reach you and pull.

    The Trionics cub bites easily, and the sensations remain unpleasant, while an adult turtle can cause serious injury to you by biting it to the blood. They have sharp bone plates in their mouths that are designed to bite snails in natural conditions. Therefore, biting through human skin is not difficult for them.

    Features of living in nature

    Trionics is common in Asia - this is Vietnam, China, Korea, Japan, the island of Taiwan. It can also be found in Russia, in the south of the Far East, in the Amur and Ussuri river basins. Soft-bodied turtles are good swimmers and come ashore very rarely. The advantage of keeping the Chinese trionix in captivity is that they have the ability to be on land and warm up. You can also add some sand to the aquarium, but make sure that there are no pebbles. This affects their health well and prevents the development of fungal diseases; Chinese Trionics is very prone to them. One interesting feature of these individuals is that they skillfully use sand for masking. The turtle digs into the sandy bottom of a lake or river in case of danger. Young turtles manage to do this in a matter of seconds. In addition, animals use sand for hunting, burrowing completely, only leaving their heads outside and waiting for the victim.

    Characterization of a soft-bodied turtle

    The tortoise is medium in size, its carapace reaches 25 centimeters, but sometimes up to 40. The shell itself is smooth and oval. Color - gray-brown or light pink. The head is medium in size with an elongated trunk, the end looks like a patch. Head and paws olive or brown. The skin is thin and the bone structure is weak. Trionics has thick lips and strong jaws with horn edges.

    How to feed the Chinese Trionix

    Young turtles are fed daily, adults - 2-3 times a week. The volume for babies is 2-4 pieces of 1 square. see. For adults, 2-3 pieces of 3 square meters. see. Omnivores, in nature feed mainly on insects, fish, larvae, amphibians, snails. Chinese trionics at home uses high protein foods: bloodworms, fish, snails, worms, fish fillets, artificial feeds, mussels and shrimp. This creature is voracious, and it is better, of course, not to overfeed it. As for the plants in the aquarium, they will not take root with this turtle. Turtles do not feed on them, but it gives them incredible pleasure to destroy them. And it is also worth avoiding the cohabitation of fish together with the Far Eastern tortoise. They can hunt them from a young age and very often catch those who are larger than them. When they catch large fish, they first tear off their heads. If you decide to keep fish together with this type of turtles, then remember that they are just food, no more.

    How to properly maintain and care for the turtle

    Chinese trionixes are one of the most water turtles. It may seem strange, but the fact is that they spend almost all the time in the water and are excellent swimmers. Pharyngeal breathing helps them to stay under water for a long time. And to inhale, they stretch their long neck with a trunk, while remaining almost invisible.

    For proper maintenance, you need a large aquarium so that there is a lot of space for swimming. The larger the volume, the better. In an adult, the aquarium should be from 200-250 liters. It is worth remembering that soft-bodied turtles are territorial, therefore it is better if they are alone. One bite from an angry neighbor can damage the tortoise's internal organs, so it’s better to abandon this venture.

    The temperature of the water for maintenance should be 25-29 degrees, in cold weather you need to warm up a little. In addition, an external filter and a constant change of water to fresh and without bleach are required. The filter should be strong, twice as large as the volume of your aquarium. Since Trionics eats a lot, the water gets polluted very quickly.

    A soft-bodied turtle needs land, so at home it can be created artificially. The main thing is to be, because the animal needs to dry out in order to prevent fungal and respiratory diseases. Above the shore, you need to install a lamp for heating and a UV lamp.

    How is the reproduction

    Individuals become sexually mature between 5 and 6 years old. The mating process can occur both in water and on land, the male holds the female by carapace and can bite her by the neck and paws. It is noteworthy that the female retains the male sperm for a whole year after mating. Lays eggs from 8 to 30 and can make up to 5 clutches per year. To complete this process, the female digs a nest about a meter in diameter, then lays eggs there and incubates for 60 days.

    Description of Chinese Trionix

    This animal has a completely unusual appearance for a turtle. Chinese trionics has a soft shell of dark green or brown color, the body color is green with white or yellow spots. On each paw there are swimming membranes with three long sharp claws. The tortoise has a long neck, which it can sharply extend and a proboscis nose with two nostrils. The eyes are small, the turtle follows the objects with a look.

    The aggressiveness of the Chinese Trionics

    Trionix is ​​a predatory and aggressive turtle that will bite its owner at the earliest opportunity. And although for many such a turtle seems unsympathetic and unattractive, the owner who decides to have a trionix will get used to it over time and the turtle will become a member of the family. Undoubtedly, Trionixes are attractive in their own way and very interesting in content, and over time you can learn how to get a turtle, avoiding bites, holding it by the edges of the shell.

    The Important Organizational Nuances of the Content of Chinese Trionics

    Before buying Trionix, you need to think about whether you are ready to clean the aquarium 1-2 times a week, feed the turtle daily and whether you have the means to buy the necessary equipment. The decision to have a Trionix should be discussed with the rest of the family.

    Trionics, digging the ground, make a very loud noise, but over time the family gets used to this noise. The crash of stones in the aquarium can interfere with sleep at night, in the dark the turtle is most active.

    Trionics can live for more than 10 years; large trionics require an aquarium with a volume of 100 liters or more. Are you ready to care for trionics for more than 10 years? Often, owners acquire a Trionix without considering this purchase. Trionics makes noise, bites, asks for food, dirty water starts to smell unpleasant. The owner is bored by such a turtle, and he begins to attach it to friends.

    Acquaintances who have received insufficient information about the Trionix, at the first problems associated with the turtle, also give it in “good hands”. The turtle moves from host to host, is stressed, and can become ill and die. With improper care, the tortoise easily picks up diseases. Trionics is not suitable for a family with a child. So carefully consider the decision to purchase the Chinese Trionix.

    5. Food for trioniks

    It is advisable to choose feed from Tetra and Sera. Russian-made feed usually causes the turtle stomach problems. The cost of the feed stock of a foreign producer for a young turtle for a month is about 200 rubles.

    Judging by the above list. To start a Trionix, the owner will have to spend about 10 thousand rubles, or even more.

    Preparing the aquarium to populate the Chinese Trionix

    Thoroughly rinse the aquarium and the substrate, fill the soil into the aquarium with a layer of 10-15 cm and fill the aquarium with fresh, settled water. The water level for a young turtle is not more than 20 cm from the topsoil. We place stones and driftwood in the aquarium, but they should not take up much space in the aquarium.

    The optimum water temperature is 24-26 degrees Celsius, at this temperature you need to install a temperature controller on the heater. We put the temperature regulator and filter closer to the bottom so that they are completely immersed in water and protected from the turtle. The turtle begins to dig under the equipment, digs it out of the water, and the equipment breaks, so the filter and heater must be protected from the turtle. We put the aquarium in a place away from drafts and direct sunlight.

    How and what to feed the Chinese Trionics

    Far Eastern Trionics is a predatory animal. When keeping the turtle at home, dry food (preferably Tetra and Sulfur firms, they have a line of food for turtles): pellets, dried crustaceans, gammarus, makes up no more than 60% of the turtle's diet. The remaining 40% comes from animal feed: boiled or scalded raw low-fat meat, fish, shrimp, squid, boiled egg protein, live bloodworms, small fish.

    You can’t feed the turtle with non-purchased food collected on the street, as in most cases insects and small animals from the street are carriers of parasites. Trionix for the first 2-3 years should be fed every day, after 3-4 years every 1-2 days.

    By the behavior of the turtle you can understand when she will ask for food. A hungry turtle usually swims along the walls of the aquarium, pokes its nose into the ground, watches the owner and stands on its hind legs, leaning forward on the aquarium wall. A hungry turtle will eagerly eat all the food given to her and ask for more.

    In the early days, you will understand what portions of food the turtle needs. The remains of uneaten food must be removed from the aquarium, because of them the water quickly becomes cloudy and starts to smell bad.

    Trionix must be fed a few times a week with pieces of calcium-containing preparations, it would be better to buy special vitamins for turtles. If the turtle has a soft shell, this does not mean that it does not need calcium and vitamins. On the contrary, with a lack of vitamins and minerals, turtles quickly become ill. Treatment of a turtle is a long and complicated business, not always successful, so it is better to immediately prevent the disease.

    Water parameters and water change in the content of the Chinese trionix

    It is necessary to change the water in the aquarium when the aquarium becomes dirty, the water will be cloudy, with a good filter - 1-2 times a week. Before changing the water, make sure that the equipment in the aquarium is not plugged in. The filter needs to be washed in muddy aquarium water. Rinse the soil thoroughly, replace dirty water with clean, well-maintained water of the required temperature. Trionics do not tolerate chlorine and harmful impurities that may be contained in water.

    Trionics, in addition to breathing through the nose, use special fibers in the throat for breathing, passing water through their mouths, so the water in the aquarium should always be clean. The water level should be such that the turtle, buried in the ground, could stretch its neck and stick its proboscis nose above the surface of the water.

    One trionics or pair

    Trionics are best kept one at a time. Trionics can live peacefully only if they lived together from birth, and then such a peaceful coexistence will last a maximum of the first 3 years, until the turtles grow up and begin to fight and bite each other. If you plant a fish on the turtle, then the trionics will sooner or later catch it and eat it. Some owners deliberately let trionixes cheap aquarium fish as a treat.

    Propagation of Chinese Trionics

    Propagation of Trionics is not an easy task and requires a lot of attention and knowledge from the owner. Among trionics it is difficult to distinguish between females and males. Females except that the shell has a small dent and tail and claws are longer than the male. Small trionixes are very whimsical, they need to maintain perfect cleanliness in the aquarium and a temperature of 26-27 degrees Celsius, as well as feed with the highest quality feed and give vitamins.

    Despite the many nuances in the maintenance and care, the owner, accustomed to his turtle, does not consider the care of it difficult, and although Trionics can be unattractive at first sight, in fact they are very interesting animals with a pronounced character.

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