SCIENTIFIC NAME: (Trachemys scripta elegans)
MAXIMUM ADULT SIZE: 7 - 12"
DIET: Protein food includes insects, worms, commercial turtle or cat food (50% of baby turtle diet and 10 - 20% of adult diet). Bulk of diet is dark, leafy
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.
ORIGIN: U.S. - Mississippi River to Gulf of Mexico. Now found worldwide.