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Old 02-04-2005, 09:28 PM   #1
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Sting Ray Wont Eat

i just got a sting ray, but i haven't seen it eat. I put squid into the tank but he just ignores it. Does anyone know the eating habits of sting rays? Anyone know if they are nocturnal feeders? Thanx.
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Old 02-04-2005, 09:37 PM   #2
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How long ago did you put the ray into the system? What kind of ray is it?Please do not take this the wrong way, but I really hop you did not put the ray in the 40gal. listed in your profile. Rays are difficult to keep and require very large systems.
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ditto with what Lando said, I like your tank and rock formation, VERY cool. But you really can't keep a ray in an aquarium unless it's HUGE! JMO, but as lando said, they are hard to keep. Plus, you will want a lot of sand and swimming room for them.

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Old 02-04-2005, 09:53 PM   #4
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The rock work in your tank is very cool. However, rays need large open area to swim with soft LS subsrate and very little LR. They have very soft undersides that can be damages by rough LR. Simply not a good choice for your tank.
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we have yellow stingray's at the store, and as everyone said, bare tank, lots of sand. We feed during the day and switch between raw squid and raw prawns. We slice them into mouth size bites.
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no i have upgraded to an 80 gallon tank. the live rock is up against the back but most of the area is just flat sand. its a baby sting ray about the size of an orange ( circumferance)
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its a baby sting ray about the size of an orange ( circumferance)
The problem is, it won't stay that way for long. Please don't take offence from me either, but an 80 gallon just isn't going to cut it for a ray in the long run.
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The only time I would even consider a stingray is if I had a 500G or better. They need a mature tank, and lots of care to survive. Just my 2 cents.

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then i will be returning this sting ray to the store. thank you all for your advice
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I agree with Salttanker. The only thing is most my fish wouldn't eat at first. I was worried but they always settle down?? and settle in. I would worry about a stingray in that 80 gallons wont cut it for that fish.

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