06-21-2011, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by redchigh
Since you picked a hard one, it's my turn. (I'll edit the post and add one)
This one's got a lot of common names, so I prefer scientific name. :P (I hope I don't take the fun out of this game)
I'll guess the Potamotrygon Leopoldi Stingray also known as Black Devil/polka dot stingray. Took a lot of research to find that one :) And I enjoy a challenge!
Freshwater, grow to about 15 inches, they are mainly bottom dwellers but will surface for food. They enjoy a mildly acidic environment from 6-6.8 pH, need to be kept at 68 to 77 degrees, and a 6-10d hardness. Keep a ratio of one male to every 2 females when stocking, they live about 5 to 15 years, be sure not to keep in a tank with smaller fish because it can get too excited during feeding time and try to eat them, and be sure not to keep it in a tank of fin nippers that will damage its delicate disk. Minimal tank requirement is 125 gallons, and it enjoys shrimp, earthworms, mealworms, silversides and crustaceans.