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Pure Aquatic Freshwater Turtle?

After seeing another thread, I am now curious. Are there any purely aquatic freshwater turtles (non-illegal)? Yes, I know they need air, but those that do not need to leave the water.

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I think the fly river turtle may be one of them. I've never looked into them, but since they have flippers, I'm guessing they never leave water. Of course, they leave it to lay eggs, sorta like sea turtles, but that would prolly be the extent of it.

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Not sure about turtles from other parts of the world but alligator snapping turtles only leave the water to lay eggs and large common snapping turtles will leave the water only to lay eggs also,soft shell turtles dont leave the water much .Once these turtles reach adult size they are to large for most if not all aquariums that are commonly offered for sale.
Snapping turtles are one of the largest freshwater turtles in the world.
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Alligators are the largest :p

But they will also eat you out of house and home...lol

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turtles will eat your fish. so think of torpedo barbs as $30 snacks
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I was mainly just curious, and possibly for future plans. I have too many fish in there to loose as dinner right now anyways.

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and they will eat your plants

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