Originally Posted by stratmaster
The width is great but I don't think the length of the tank will be good enough, I think they prefer a really long tank like the 180 gallon I just got which is 72" long.
Is a Cortez fresh or salt?
Cortez is salt. . . I have one in my 150 gallon tank currently (when he gets too big for the tank, I will take him to a local tropical.freshwater store called Dallas North Aquarium and they can resell him to someone with a larger tank). He is very friendly and feeds out of my hand at either the top of the tank, or I will put food down on the sand to let him take it from my hand there. I've had my tank for about 2 months, and while I have read all of these people talking about measuring success in years, I am considering my tank to be a very large success just because this is my first tank.
As far as companion fish for the ray, I've been told to avoid wrasses, triggers, and puffers, as they tend to be exploratory/aggressive with the rays and can bite and pick at their skin/eyes. . . My maroon gold-banded clown seems to be doing fine with the ray. . .
My tank is filled with mostly hermits and starfish. . . I have a little live rock so that the clown has a place to sleep and the serpent stars have places to hide. . . I also have a few snails and a coral-banded shrimp (to take out bristle worms). . . So far everything seems to be going well. . .
I encourage you with your ray, and just hope that, if you can't get him a bigger home (like will be the problem for me), you find a place that can. . .