To keep a basking turtle successfully, you must provide smooth, lighted and warmed areas, and enough space to really swim. Your turtle's quarters must be clean and as bacteria-free as possible. Several baby turtles can be housed temporarily in a properly appointed 10- or 15-gallon aquarium. The same number of 4-inch-long specimens will require a 30- or 40-gallon aquarium, and one or two adult turtles will need a 75- to 150-gallon tank.
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