Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 03-07-2013, 09:59 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
gafights's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 190
Lionfish killed my blue spotted Ray?

I think my 12inch lionfish killed my 15inch blue spotted ray. The ray ate on Sunday and was fine Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday (this morning) I fed everybody and noticed the ray did not move. He was breathing harder than normal and seemed fairly motionless. About six hours later I noticed him laying on the sand with his tale pointed to the air almost stiff like he was having a seizure. About one hour later he was dead behind the rocks. I have had him and the lion together for about 9 months with no issues. What makes me think he was stung is how he swims around the lion. The ray pretty much swims on top of him and around him. The ray was like a dog he always came to the glass when I walked in the room. He has never had a problem before at all. This was very fast. Water tested fine. Anyone think this could be what happened or have a different idea. I have added some pictures to the post. Keep in mind the redness did not seem as severe until he was out of the tank for a few minutes. The confusion at the top is very old. He got it during feeding from my shark and it left a small scar.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3418254338.jpg
Views:	182
Size:	93.1 KB
ID:	157785   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-268759291.jpg
Views:	188
Size:	85.2 KB
ID:	157786  

__________________

__________________
gafights is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 11:31 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
arsenalkt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Maine
Posts: 53
hmmm...I've seen a huma trigger get stung by a lionfish and seizere, but it didn't die. But then again rays and triggers are a bit different. I don't have any experience with rays but sorry for you loss, you must have a huge awesome tank to be able to keep those guys.
__________________

__________________
arsenalkt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 11:56 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
gafights's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 190
Yeah I have three sharks as well. I don't want them to get the same fate. It's about 1,000 gallons but even at size things happen.
__________________
gafights is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2013, 12:10 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Florio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 417
Holly 1000 gallons?


Hopefully you have it plummed into your water system, I can't imagine doing water changes.
__________________
Florio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2013, 11:34 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
bettaowner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 5,981
I think it's possible. Rays have delicate skin so if he was stung, death would be likely. Triggers are scaled so they are a bit stronger.
__________________
Rule number one: Always research a fish before you buy it.

Rule number two: Always cycle your tank.
bettaowner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2013, 08:10 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
fishlover07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 78
Can you post a picture off your tank
__________________
fishlover07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2013, 10:45 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
spazshark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 8
Send a message via Yahoo to spazshark
I've always wanted a blue spotted ray. I'm interested in seeing the tank too!
__________________
spazshark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2013, 01:27 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
gafights's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 190
Here are the pics
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1127151378.jpg
Views:	139
Size:	118.4 KB
ID:	158345   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-4011052361.jpg
Views:	129
Size:	79.0 KB
ID:	158346  

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1563948238.jpg
Views:	137
Size:	179.7 KB
ID:	158347   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1201481428.jpg
Views:	174
Size:	100.0 KB
ID:	158348  

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2169736912.jpg
Views:	140
Size:	99.1 KB
ID:	158349  
__________________
gafights is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2013, 01:27 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
gafights's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 190
More recent with more live rock.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3364444496.jpg
Views:	159
Size:	118.4 KB
ID:	158350  
__________________
gafights is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2013, 12:05 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
MrsVudoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by gafights View Post
Yeah I have three sharks as well. I don't want them to get the same fate. It's about 1,000 gallons but even at size things happen.
Just out of curiosity, where do you keep a tank that big??

Poor ray
__________________

__________________
MrsVudoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
led, lionfish, ray

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.