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Old 12-22-2013, 07:44 PM   #1
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New addition, Cartez stingray

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Old 12-22-2013, 07:56 PM   #2
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Cool fish, what size tank? Ive seen some at the lfs and eish i could keep one! But you need a round tank right? And a giant one too! Lol ive read 360g minimum.
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:59 PM   #3
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!!!!!! I wish I could have one! What tank size?
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:13 PM   #4
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Aso what do you feed him? How long have you had him
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Old 12-23-2013, 03:37 AM   #5
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Very cool. Best of luck with him. They can be tough sometimes.
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Old 12-23-2013, 09:19 AM   #6
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beautiful fish but your tank looks pretty new, correct me if I am wrong but isn't your set up a 90gal? If so he will need a lot more swimming room. I looked at getting one for a long time but just didn't have the room they needed. Some addition information on them:

Common Name: Cortez Stingray

Scientific Name: Urobatis maculatus

Alias: Cortez Ray, Spotted Round Stingray or Chocolate Chip Ray.

Maximum Adult Size: Maximum total length is about 16.5 inches (42 cm), and a maximum disc width of 9.5 inches (about 24 cm).

Average Adult Size: about 13.8 inches (35 cm) TL, or about 8.0 inches (20 cm)

Maximum Adult Weight: about 1.75 lbs (about 800 grams)

Size at Birth: about 4.7” (12 cm) total length.

Size at Sexual Maturity: about 10" (25cm) total length, about 5.9” (15 cm) disc width.

Age at Sexual Maturity: roughly 2 to 3 years

Growth Rate: averages about 1.1” (2.8 cm) in disk width, & about 1.9” (4.8 cm) in total length per year.

Longevity of species: approx. 8 years.

Geographical Distribution: found in warm-temperate to sub- tropical ocean around Baja California, Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California), and the Mexican Pacific coast.

Habitat: A very abundant small sized warm-temperate to sub- tropical stingray - found to a depth of about 20 meters (65 ft). Prefers sandy shallow bays, rocky reefs, and grassy seabeds.

Diet: mostly bottom dwelling inverts, like shrimp, small crabs, & worms. Also known to feed on small fishes.

Activity level: a fairly active species of stingray. They are active daytime feeders. Basically a fairly harmless species, but like all species of stingrays, it does have a poisonous stinger.

Preferred Water Temperature & Conditions: They seem to prefer a water temperature range of 72-82 F (23-28 C). And Salinity range of 27-33 ppt or 1.020-1.024.

Minimum recommend pond/tank size for a Cortez Stingray: about 180 gallons or 6' long x 2' wide x 2' deep for a single Cortez ray. For a small breeding group of 2-3 adults at least 360 gallons or 8’ long x 3’ wide x 2’ deep.

The Cortez Stingrays in captivity: This species does very well in captivity, and is often found in Home Aquariums and in some Public Aquariums. This species is generally very hardy, and usually acclimates quite well to captive life, provided that it has a good deal of swimming room. This species has also been known to breeding in captivity.
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Old 12-23-2013, 10:21 AM   #7
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beautiful fish but your tank looks pretty new, correct me if I am wrong but isn't your set up a 90gal? If so he will need a lot more swimming room. I looked at getting one for a long time but just didn't have the room they needed. Some addition information on them:

Common Name: Cortez Stingray

Scientific Name: Urobatis maculatus

Alias: Cortez Ray, Spotted Round Stingray or Chocolate Chip Ray.

Maximum Adult Size: Maximum total length is about 16.5 inches (42 cm), and a maximum disc width of 9.5 inches (about 24 cm).

Average Adult Size: about 13.8 inches (35 cm) TL, or about 8.0 inches (20 cm)

Maximum Adult Weight: about 1.75 lbs (about 800 grams)

Size at Birth: about 4.7” (12 cm) total length.

Size at Sexual Maturity: about 10" (25cm) total length, about 5.9” (15 cm) disc width.

Age at Sexual Maturity: roughly 2 to 3 years

Growth Rate: averages about 1.1” (2.8 cm) in disk width, & about 1.9” (4.8 cm) in total length per year.

Longevity of species: approx. 8 years.

Geographical Distribution: found in warm-temperate to sub- tropical ocean around Baja California, Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California), and the Mexican Pacific coast.

Habitat: A very abundant small sized warm-temperate to sub- tropical stingray - found to a depth of about 20 meters (65 ft). Prefers sandy shallow bays, rocky reefs, and grassy seabeds.

Diet: mostly bottom dwelling inverts, like shrimp, small crabs, & worms. Also known to feed on small fishes.

Activity level: a fairly active species of stingray. They are active daytime feeders. Basically a fairly harmless species, but like all species of stingrays, it does have a poisonous stinger.

Preferred Water Temperature & Conditions: They seem to prefer a water temperature range of 72-82 F (23-28 C). And Salinity range of 27-33 ppt or 1.020-1.024.

Minimum recommend pond/tank size for a Cortez Stingray: about 180 gallons or 6' long x 2' wide x 2' deep for a single Cortez ray. For a small breeding group of 2-3 adults at least 360 gallons or 8’ long x 3’ wide x 2’ deep.

The Cortez Stingrays in captivity: This species does very well in captivity, and is often found in Home Aquariums and in some Public Aquariums. This species is generally very hardy, and usually acclimates quite well to captive life, provided that it has a good deal of swimming room. This species has also been known to breeding in captivity.
Come here much? Lol. http://forums.saltwaterfish.com/t/38...-stingray-care read the post by Scott T. Seems like a very hard thing to keep!
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Yes thats were I found it, I had saved it when I was looking at them, had it saved as a pdf and didn't have the web link, thanks
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I have a cortex too. They're neat
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:08 PM   #10
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Beautiful fish.
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