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Nicaraguan Ornate Slider

$22.95 - $89.95
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Product Description

Nicaraguan Ornate Turtles are possibly the most durable of all turtles. Nicaraguan Ornate Sliders are pretty - but are considered strong survivors at all costs. They have a colorful mix of greens, yellows, and black circular patterns, and they are the turtle equivalent of armored tanks.

An excellent starter/first turtle, they're fine by themselves or are perfectly at home in a community tank with most other similar sized turtles. We start ours out on pellets and greens but they will also take fish, meat & worms and they can learn to eat from your hand very quickly.

In nature, Nicaraguan Ornate Sliders come from a very limited range in Costa Rica and Nicaragua where not surprisingly, they share the water with Lake Nicaraguan Sharks. There, it is their pretty shell that gets them in trouble as they are collected both for their meat and their brightly colored shells - famous for their decorative circular patterns. As adults they make fine warmer pond turtles giving even the biggest raccoon reason to move on...

As hatchlings and adults, these are one pretty and tough turtle-- one that makes turtle keeping very easy.

Other Details

Common Name:
Nicaraguan Ornate Slider
Scientific Name:
Trachemys emoli
Care Sheet:
Coming Soon
Restricted States:
Turtle Category:
North American Water Turtles
Turtle Subcategory:

Warranty Information

We offer a 7 day health guarantee on our captive bred animals only provided all conditions are met as listed in our Terms and Conditions page.


  • 5
    Nicaraguan slider baby

    Posted by Rebecca Reardon on Jan 15th 2023

    Arrived healthy and full of energy. Eating shrimp pieces and is somewhat friendly. We'll be buddies in no time. I'm very pleased.

  • 5
    Nicaraguan Ornate Slider

    Posted by Brady Watson on Dec 30th 2022

    Excellent quality animal

  • 5
    Nicaraguan Ornate Slider

    Posted by Christee on Nov 26th 2022

    Our newest turtles arrived safely and healthy, just as I trusted they would. We have had excellent experiences with your company both times we have ordered. Both our new turtles are swimming and eating just as they should. Thank you!

  • 4

    Posted by Nicaraguan Ornate Slider on Sep 16th 2022

    Very nice coloration and pattern

  • 5
    A real stunner

    Posted by Sandy L on Feb 17th 2022

    A very healthy, active and beautiful little critter.

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