SCIENTIFIC NAME: (Pelusios niger)
MAXIMUM ADULT SIZE: 9 - 12"
DIET: Insects and other invertebrates, commercial turtle pellets, and small amounts aquatic plants.
HABITAT: Large tank, plastic pond, or or other container of water kept clean with proper filtration and cleaning. River rocks can be used for substrate, but it is easier to clean without substrate. Water temp 72 - 80F. Dry basking area with temp of up to 90F with unfiltered sunlight or UV light during daytime.