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hollywood 09-25-2006 09:47 AM

Freshwater stingray
 
I was wondering what everyone thought would be good to keep with a stingray i have a motoro ray and was thinking maybe parrot fish any suggestions?

Lupin 09-25-2006 05:39 PM

Not the parrot fish.:blueshake: Besides being hybrid, they may attack each other with the stingray. As cichlids, it's not easy to predict their actual behavior and you'll end up treating a wounded fish if they did attack.:roll:

I suggest large shoaling fish like tinfoil barbs(only if your tank is quite large).

Sakai Michiba 10-05-2006 09:21 AM

Freshwater rays are very gentle, and though they can get very large (the Motoro will eventually need at least 400 gallons), they are quite delicate. I suggest any docile fish that hangs around the middle-top of the tank (schooling fish, gourami, anything without a territorial streak).

Gump 10-25-2006 07:36 PM

Parrot fish would do just fine with most rays.

Ive seen lots of bichirs, gars, pbass, barbs, sa/asian catfish, dats, numerous geophagus species, black or african arows. I could go on and on here. What size tank are you planing on getting and what is the angle you want with the tank? That would help narrow it down a lot.

Kingkat 12-30-2006 08:28 AM

I have often seen Arows with rays.

Kingkat 12-30-2006 08:29 AM

I have seen them with Bichirs as well.

crazie.eddie 12-30-2006 10:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sakai Michiba
Freshwater rays are very gentle, and though they can get very large (the Motoro will eventually need at least 400 gallons), they are quite delicate. I suggest any docile fish that hangs around the middle-top of the tank (schooling fish, gourami, anything without a territorial streak).

I agree. They will need a large tank.

I have seen them with discus and also angels.

Jaysn 01-01-2007 09:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sakai Michiba
Freshwater rays are very gentle, and though they can get very large (the Motoro will eventually need at least 400 gallons), they are quite delicate. I suggest any docile fish that hangs around the middle-top of the tank (schooling fish, gourami, anything without a territorial streak).

Be careful with species of gourami, Snakeskins and Honeys can definitely be territorial. I recently got rid of a snakeskin that claimed 3/4ths of my 55 as his own, and wouldn't let anyone else in that side of the tank.


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