the wild, they feed on fish, crickets and mollusks.
Low to mid 80's
Basking Temperature: Mid to high
Low to mid 70's
Lagoons and waterholes.
Guinea and Australia.
These are basking turtles, so a
basking spot is required. UVB lighting is needed as well as a heat lamp over the
basking spot. A submersible heater is recommended if the water temps fall below
the recommendation. They are excellent swimmers and their captive habitat should
have a water depth as deep as possible. Substrate should be anywhere from a sand
to a fine-to-medium size gravel.
Recommended size for a single adult Emydura
subglobosa would be a 75 gallon aquarium as a minimum (90
or larger preferred). This will provide adequate swimming area, as well as
assisting the filtration in maintaining good water quality. For additional Emydura
subglobosa, I would recommend adding
40 gallons of tank space per additional turtle at a minimum.
Stock Tanks and Rubbermaid containers
also work well. The same space recommendations remain the same.
In captivity, they do well on
ReptoMin, Reptile/Pond 10, Cichlid Sticks, feeder fish,
crickets, assorted insects and ghost shrimp.
subglobosa are great
turtles for a community habitats, but only with other Elseya and
Red-Bellied Shortneck Turtles are
beautiful as babies, but their colors fade gradually as they age, but are