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      Dirt in water dish

      Hello, I've been having some trouble with a couple of my Ts. I can't seem to go a day without one of them putting dirt in their water dish. I try to keep it as clean as I can for the most part. Is this something to be concerned about? Can I leave it go for a while with dirt in it? Or should I keep cleaning the dishes as much as I can?

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      Hello,

      a little bit of substrate in their water is of no concern. They'll be fine even if they drink through the slightly dirty water. Eventually, they'll stop shoving so much substrate. You can always move the dish in another corner… and that may make them stop altogether. Good luck on keeping a mostly clean dish, I know it's not easy.
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      I wouldn't worry about that at all.

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      Yeah, I wouldn't worry at all.

      I find many of mine will do it quite intentionally to soak up the water.

      I know very successful breeders who don't even put water dishes in their Ts' tanks.

      Every now and then, I will remove the dirt from my Ts' dishes, fill them up and let them drink from it. They will soon fill it with dirt, where I will leave it for a few weeks.

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      Toss the male in, take him out of the water dish in bolus form the next day.

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