Thursday, May 5, 2011

Current

Currently Kraken and Rufus are being housed in a 15 gallon long aquarium filled with water from the well we have here on the property, which is mostly supplied by mountain runoff. It's honestly the best water you can use for aquariums in my experiences. It's naturally balanced, full of minerals, and best of all; no additives.

The tank will soon be too small for the two of them and I do have plans to upgrade to a 29 gallon at the minimum, but have my eyes set on a 55 gallon. Even that will eventually be too small for these two. Eventually they'll have to be separated as well.

Here's some facts about Kraken:
His egg was laid on May 20th 2010.
He hatched on August 3rd 2010.
He is a common snapping turtle (chelydra serpentina).
In captivity this species can live to nearly 50 years old.
They also grow very large, reaching up to 75 lbs.

Housing them can be difficult, and unless you have a very large and durable fish tank, it may be best to house your snapping turtle in a large plastic bin or even a large trash barrel.

They are quite temperamental and are highly aggressive. Here's a video that someone posted a while back. I can't take any credit for anything shown in the video and I will warn you: THIS IS EXTREMELY GRAPHIC AND DISTURBING!



Someday Kraken will be this ferocious. No one can save us!

43 comments:

  1. Dude what the fck that video.. No words :(

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  2. Ive ahd that video linked to me before, its straight messed up..

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  3. Seems to me you gave him a proper name :D

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  4. You'd never have thought that turtle had it in him.

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  5. I had a turtle but he was not as hardcore as the one in that video!

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  6. That video discretion was not even joking. Lol. Makes me feel the need to find some hawk videos are something eating turtles to balance it all out.

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  7. I thought turtles were cute little things. Childhood ruined.

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  8. Post more! Kraken is a beast hahaha

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  9. This reminded of one friend of mine that bought 2 beta fishes and putted on the same aquarium. Did not ended well.

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  10. oh! my! poor rats, that turtle is a murder D:

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  11. That video is uh wow, hope to see more pics of kraken soon

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  12. oh my, that turtle was terrifying.

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  13. that is one monster of a turtle

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  14. those rats didnt stand a chance

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  15. couln't see it! hahah after those nice hamster vids.
    Good luck raising the Kraken tough.

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  16. Nuoh my god...I had no idea turtles were such vicious killers. Live and learn I guess.

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  17. This video always makes me cringe. Gah!

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  18. well at least the turtles are cute.

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  19. I had a turtle once. It kind of escaped somehow

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  20. That video is awesome (:
    And I love turtles, j/s.

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  21. Reminds me of my ex girlfriend.

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  22. I just assumed Kraken was a normal turtle, not a Gamera monster

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  23. I'm not manly enough to watch that video and LOL@pony

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  24. well my internet won't let me see the video :(

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  25. Haha. I'm not watching this but I think I've seen it before. I see turtles/terrapins at a park close to me but I have no idea what species they are.

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  26. it wouldnt bother me so much if the rats wouldnt move after being ripped apart cuz it makes me think of all the pain they are in.....SWEET VID!!

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