I have listed my terrapins under the title 'reptiles' this may not be true and is a clear indication of why I gave them to a specialist.
I inherited Hip and Hop from my friend who moved north. I thought at the time they were the coolest pet to have. I would run a bath and let them swim around like my very own teenage mutant ninja turtles.
They ate dried maggots and seemed content enough with this diet until the day my boyfriend decided to feed them tuna. They were nuts for it and automatically went on hunger strike against the dried food. They then became more aggresive with each other and in order to satisfy them we fed them fresh fish. This made for a very smelly tank which needed constant attention. They also seemed to grow rapidly and my boyfriend suggested we give them to someone who could give them the space they needed to grow.
We learned that its best to really research your new pet especially with the likes of the more 'exotic' creature.