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Old 04-04-2012, 10:47 PM   #11
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Bluespotted ribbontail ray is the one we want to go with. 14" is the max disc size.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:15 AM   #12
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Bluespotted ribbontail ray is the one we want to go with. 14" is the max disc size.
It wont hit 14 in a home aquarium. Safe bet to say around 10
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:31 PM   #13
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Actually they can attain the max size, but growth rates reduce considerably over time so it'll just take a few years or more if cared for properly. Taeniura lymma is rather difficult to care for, mainly due to new arrivals needing to be force-fed to prevent starvation and deworming. IME, 450g isn't large enough unless it is a custom tank and even then, prob. limiting yourself to a single ray with limited rockwork in the grand scheme of things.
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:59 PM   #14
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Wanting to find one 3-5" to put in a 75 gal no rock, just sand. I have a 150 I could switch out later. The 1800 gallon tank is 2 to 3 yrs out.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:32 PM   #15
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I just wouldn't do it until you have the 1800. Something could go wrong the. Your stuck with a 30" ray in 75.
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:25 PM   #16
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First of all a 3-5" ray will be fine in a 75. I said I have a 150, it's a standby tank in case I have a problem with my 450. And if for some reason there is a delay with the 1800 I'll pull one of my buddy's old frag tanks and set that up. Dimensions 8'Lx4'Wx2'D. I'm just trying to get someone's "personal" experience with this particular fish. Eating habits, lighting, temperament, etc from someone that actually owns one.
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Their eating habits, temperament, etc. are characteristic of just about every ray available to hobbyists, are there any specific questions you have relating to?
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:02 PM   #18
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So how large is your Blue Dot ray?
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I know you don't want to hear from someone who doesn't have a blue dot. But this is coming from someone who owns a ray. Once they are comfortable they will swim all over the tank. They may knock down the frag rack depending on how sturdy it is.
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I have 9 different tangs, not all of them require the same care, needs, or eating habits....I just wanted somebody's day in and day out experience with this particular ray that they owned. Thanks for the input.

Appreciate the feedback Squidy07.
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