Old video of Rex, my male red eared slider turtle, eating a feeder goldfish.
For some reason I don’t understand, he took the already dead goldfish up above the water. I’ve never seen him do that with any of the other fish he has killed. He didn’t do it to kill the feeder fish either – he already killed it by eating its face off.
At one point in the video I focus on one of the goldfish eyes – gross!!! It’s so cute though, you see Cinderella, my other RES turtle wanting to get some fish meat from over the tank divider.
Whenever I watch my turtles eat fish, I’m always surprised. When they eat their catch, they almost seem clumsy in the way they handle their meal. They constantly let it go and float away, or sometimes they miss them with their claws – – I’m just so amazed that despite all that, they’re still able to catch fish that swim faster and are more maneuverable than they are. They truly are fish eaters and nature’s miracles!
Enjoy the video!!
Note: I don’t feed the turtles feeder goldfish anymore and they have since been moved to a much larger tank.