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fishfreak2009 12-11-2009 01:47 PM

Reticulated Stingray
:-D I am sooooo Happy! I just got a baby reticulated stingray as an early christmas present. It is a male, and it eats like a pig. It is in a 90 gallon for now, and when it outgrows the 90 gallon there is a 180 gallon just waiting for it. Thought I'd share.:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

fishesfriend 12-11-2009 02:28 PM

very cool any pics

Romad 12-13-2009 08:38 AM

That's awesome. Can't wait to see it.

aunt kymmie 12-13-2009 09:37 AM

Yes, pictures please! :-)

fishfreak2009 12-30-2009 06:00 PM

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Teammuir1 12-30-2009 06:22 PM

Thas COOL...... is the water FRESH WATER or BRACKISHWATER
will he get along with other fish?
what type of temp range does he like and Ph ?

thats cool.. I am interested.....

how big do you think he will get?


fishfreak2009 12-31-2009 10:57 AM

He is a freshwater amazonian reticulated stingray. He will grow to about 14-16 inches across the disc and the tail will be about double that length. When he outgrows his 90 gallon he will go in my 180 gallon. Water has a pH of 6 and there are 2 aquaclear filters. He is currently housed with 4 Koi angels and 2 black lace angels, but I will also be adding some geophagus, bleeding heart tetras, and some hatchetfish. I might also add a female stingray, but I am not sure yet. Reticulated Stingrays like water in the temperature range of 78-86 degrees, but I keep mine at 84 (to keep ich out of the tank). At higher temps they are much more active fish, swimming up the walls and all around the bottom (they do uproot smaller plants).

molliefan09 12-31-2009 02:58 PM

very cool fish!!

iamntbatman 01-08-2010 01:27 AM

Agreed, cool fish!

What do you feed him?

fishfreak2009 01-22-2010 07:22 AM

right now all he eats is blackworms, earthworms, nightcrawlers, and shrimp. If he's really hungry he'll eat frozen bloodworms. He also devoured all my mystery snails and my giant apple snail.

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