chinese softshell turtle caresheet, pelodiscus sinensis, trionyx sinensis



Chinese Softshell Turtle
(Pelodiscus sinensis)

The Chinese Softshell Turtle is one of the increasingly common softshell species in captivity, and is a very perculiar exotic animal. With their streamlined, flexible shell, fleshy lips and snorkel-like nose, they are a truly bizarre creature to see pottering around an aquarium. Their fiesty behaviour out of water, large adult size and fragile nature can make their care somewhat complicated.

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