male biting female's neck

by Lori

My male Red Earred Slider keeps biting the female Yellow Bellied Slider's neck. They have had eggs numerous times, but we have opted to discard them. Is this biting part of their mating ritual or is he being aggresive? We are debating on getting rid of the male and just keeping the female, as they are in a 75 gallon tank and we have no room to seperate them into seperate tanks.

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Nov 09, 2009
separating turtles
by: Anonymous

I would go ahead and separate them (getting rid of the male). Different species can have different immunities, so in general, it's better not to mix breeds.

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