The project I am working on is called "Which Type of Fish do Turtles
Prefer to Eat?" I chose this topic because I wanted to see if the size and color of
the fish really matter when it comes to the turtle's eating. I also chose this topic
because of the fact that I always have greet colored fish left in the tank after I feed
I am especially interested if the size of the fish matters when the turtles
are eating. I say this because when they are eating it looks like they go after a
particular type of fish it usually is the bigger fish in the tank. But the main thing I
really want to figure out is if it really matters to the turtle. I want to know this
because maybe turtles are like other animals in that they might chose the food they
eat or maybe they don't care what they eat.
The materials I used to conduct my project were very simple. I used
two turtles which were my own and I uses a thirty gallon tank to house the turtles
used goldfish as the food for my experiment. The goldfish I used varied in size and
color. Some of the fish were big and some were of medium or small size. The
color of the fish also varied. Some of the fish were orange, white, red, or Gerry
used a video camera to record the turtles section of fish. I recorded the activity of
the turtles when I was not there to watch them.
Some of the other things I used were a feeder to help me monitor what
type of fish I was feeding the turtles.
The procedure I used was simple. Every day I would put in different types of fish.
One day I would put in big fish with a orange color and the next day I would put in
fish that were smaller and that have a different color. I did this for three months.
After each feeding period I would record my results.
I think that the turtles will eat the fish according to t…