07-29-2010, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by onefish2fish
i feel that way about any ray. they need a large open sand area for swimming while the fish need a pile of live rock for security purposes as well as the fact that live rock acts as natural filtration, the 2 conflict each other.
there was a guy on another forum that had one in a massive tank, i mean massive. the tank thread out lived the ray, which the thread has been going for a few years now. i think the guy even had more success with moorish idols, which are another species that should not be kept in aquaria. the idol has such a specific diet, which this guy had a tank for raising sponges, which he fed his idol.
there are lots of animals i can suggest NOT to keep in your tank. the fact is who is going to listen or better yet, not keep them is what counts. most marine life is NOT bred in captivity, meaning they are ripped from the wild. they say the worlds reefs will be gone in 10 or so years ( from a list of reasons but the fish need to be there in the first place ) by not buying a fish, means the demand is that much lower for it which means the catching rate is lowered as well.
now everyone reading must think im a tree huger, which im not.. but i enjoy the wild which i cant say there is much of these days. i DO MY part, which if every does their part we could work together as a whole.