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Old 02-15-2012, 02:18 PM   #1
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Buying a Blue Dot Stingray

Im expecting him in the next couple weeks. I've tried to do as much research as possible and I feel like in ready to take it in. However i haven't come across any info about compatibility and tank mates. Does anyone have a stingray or know what kinds of fish are compatible with stingrays?

I have a stonefish, moray eel, a couple blue damsels, chocolate chip starfish, work goby, and a bar goby that are currently inhabiting the the tank where the stingray will go but I have a 55 gallon tank for them if any or all of them are not compatible.

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Old 02-15-2012, 02:44 PM   #2
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What size tank are you putting him in? Here is a link to what LA says about them. At least a 150 gallon tank.
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I'm getting him as an infant he'll be about 4 inches in diameter and maybe 7-8 inches long. Im going to have him in a 72 gallon tank for a few months and them he'll be moved to a 280 that is in the process of being put together currently.

Thank you got your help.
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You need a huge sand bed for a stingray, and all you will see most of the time is a bump in the sand. I don't know if it's one of the more enjoyable predators to keep....
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:58 PM   #5
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I currently have a crushed coral substrate which the guy at my local shop thinks is perfect (he says that's what he uses) however I think I'm going to invest in a sand substrate (at least half) next week.
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The crushed coral will scratch the bottom of your ray for sure. There is special sand that is save for stingrays . I just got some from petsmart for my fw ray.
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:57 PM   #7
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Do you know about how much it costs? Also does your ray have any tank mates?
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It's 24 bucks for a 20 lb bag. You want non aggressive fish that stay at the top . Bottom dwellers are not good to put with rays. My ray is in with 3 discus.
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:05 PM   #9
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Thanks very much for the info!
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No problem . If you get the sand just read the front it will say it's safe for rays
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