This is my Magenta. She's a wild caught Red Cheek Mud that I rehabbed. Normally, when there is a wild turtle on the road, best idea is to not disturb them unless you know that it's not a native species. When it's an abandoned pets then you are doing a great deal of favor by picking them back up again so they have a chance to survive. Magenta came to me for rehab when a wildlife rehabber got a call that a wild turtle got mauled by a raccoon. She then contacted my friend who is the local mud turtle expert/breeder. He then called me because he happened to have no room right at the time, because he's maxed out due to new babies. So, I ended up with her, since he knew I rescue turtles and tortoises. Magenta is finally healed enuough to be in a regular tank. Her bite mark is still there, but it's now sealed. Mud turtles are bottom walkers, so even though they are more of a water turtle than sliders, they will drown in a tank full of water. At most in any tanks, you can only filled it up to 9 inches of water for a full grown mud turtle or 2-4 inches for babies/hatchlings. They're also more carnivorous than sliders. They favor worms. But, they can also have cichlid pellets as most turtle pellets are too veggie based for them. Although, for the sake to balanced diet, they need to have a piece of romaine floated in their tank so they can have some greens.