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Old 08-11-2005, 03:30 AM   #1
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What do you guys think would be the minimum size tank a ray could be kept in? Also, does anybody have any experience with them? I know they require good water conditions. Anything else I should know? TIA
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are there freshwater stingrays?
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Yes, there are surprisingly many different kinds. Here is a sight. Aqualandpetsplus.com. They have lots of info on feshwater fish.
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Minimal tank for a teacup (reticulatus) ray, the smallest species, would be a 90 gallon wide...larger species, Like motoros (potential disc diameter of 24"+), need hundreds of gallons.

The tank should not be just cycled, but seasoned and matured, as water-quality is a big issue with rays. Sand bottom (rounded, river-type sand required), and one must choose tankmates very carefully.
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o.o that's a lotttttttttt of water.....
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Toirtis.... I have never heard of a 90 gallon wide.. what would the dementions of a 90 wide be? the only 90 gallon tank I have ever heard of that is pre-made is 48L X 18W X 24T.. would a 90gallon wide be 48L X 24W X 18T???
And how big does the teacup (reticulatus) ray get? Is it one of the freshwater species?
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Toirtis.... I have never heard of a 90 gallon wide.. what would the dementions of a 90 wide be? the only 90 gallon tank I have ever heard of that is pre-made is 48L X 18W X 24T.. would a 90gallon wide be 48L X 24W X 18T???
Yes...they are reasonably common here.

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And how big does the teacup (reticulatus) ray get? Is it one of the freshwater species?
Yes FW....usually about a 10" disc diameter and about 18" long overall.
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Yes...they are reasonably common here.
Really? What are the common manufactures of this size aquarium up there?
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Yes...they are reasonably common here.
Really? What are the common manufactures of this size aquarium up there?
You which which manufacturers make them? Well, we have a couple of local companies that make aquariums in this size that supply a good part of Western Canada, and Hagen was producing this size a while back, but now the closest they seem to have is:
http://www.hagen.com/canada/english/...01030410010101
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It seems the smallest aquarium with that footprint that I can find is the 120 gallon.. but thats a standard size aquarium.. 48L X 24W X 24T.. I like the idea of wider designs but the biggest one Ive seen is the 40 gallon breeder..
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I was just at the LFS a few days ago and my g/f was asking one of the people questions about their reticulatus.

Basically she told us that the most important thing (other than of course having a mature tank and experience) is having a wide/long tank with sand because they love to just zoom down into the sand.
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