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Old 08-11-2012, 10:51 PM   #1
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Cow nose ray

Does any one know if it's possible to keep a cow nose stingray in an aquarium or captivity? I would really like to own one some day.
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If you have an aquarium on the scale of thousands of gallons it is feasible. They are very rapid growers and require a large home even at birth.
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:16 PM   #3
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How big would a newborn pup be? What size tank?
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Newborns they are in the range of 8-12" and would require a few hundred gallons.
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Sounds like hard work but it would be worth it right?
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Considering adults can reach 3' across, weigh 40lbs+ and live in schools, I wouldn't bother.
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:41 PM   #7
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Well if red tailed catfish can be kept cownose rays can possibly be kept.
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Cownose rays live in large schools and move constantly - they do not sit on the bottom and hide like stingrays. They are a mobile species. It can be done, but it is most likely far outside the scope of most hobbyists ability and resources.
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Large schools like 10 or so.
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5+ generally speaking from what I have seen. A group of that size might be doable in a tank of around 20x8 feet or so, but that would be absolute bare minimum. They cruise constantly, as with most eagle rays.
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