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Old 09-17-2008, 04:39 PM   #1
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Question Sting Rays?

Are they Reef Friendly?
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They will consume mobile invertebrates, but tend to leave coral alone other than either knocking them about or burying them. If you are considering one, I hope you have a fairly large tank
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They will consume mobile invertebrates, but tend to leave coral alone other than either knocking them about or burying them. If you are considering one, I hope you have a fairly large tank
I was but I will wait till I got something 100+ gallons..

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Make that 500g+ and moreso in the range of 1400g+ unless you purchase a custom tank with much more width and length than height They are not for beginner aquarists by anymeans, for anyone else who might be reading this
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I was but I will wait till I got something 100+ gallons..

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Dont want to be the bearer of bad news but they need a much larger tank as James said. IMO they just should not be in the home aquarium. I would go see them at the public aquariums.
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Dont want to be the bearer of bad news but they need a much larger tank as James said. IMO they just should not be in the home aquarium. I would go see them at the public aquariums.
Really for Dwarf Rays? I read somewhere that there are dwarf rays which could be kept in an home Aqaurium..... They stay the size of a Baseball.... But i have to find the link again...
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Even a dwarf ray would really be incompatible with a reef tank. Rays prefer open sandy bottom, and are also large waste producers. These two factors sort of exclude them from being good reef tank inhabitants. I agree, I would go visit them in a public aquarium or in their natural setting.
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Even a dwarf ray would really be incompatible with a reef tank. Rays prefer open sandy bottom, and are also large waste producers. These two factors sort of exclude them from being good reef tank inhabitants. I agree, I would go visit them in a public aquarium or in their natural setting.
Alright..... Public Aquarium it is then....
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Can you get a scientific name on the marine dwarf stingray you are talking about? The only "teacup" rays I know of are the freshwater Potamotrygon orbignyi (reticulatus), which still get just over 1' in disc diameter.
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What is wrong with dreaming up some massive tank and getting to stock it with what you want. I would like to think that I can have as big a tank as I want in the house as long I get eveything neccesary. I hope to one day have a huge tank. I would like to build one pretty much as big as I can fit in my basement. I know that everyone shares a concern for the fish that we stock in our tanks, but whats wrong with building your dream tank?

If someone wants to build a tank at home to support a ray, then why not continue to offer the excellent advise and support to them to acheive their goal.
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