View Full Version : my motoro stingrays

03-22-2012, 02:44 PM
well, I've always been fascinated by rays and got this pair early in the new year and they have acclimated well. eating shrimp and bloodworms twice a day. researched them for awhile and finally got the chance to own a pair. figured it was time to show them off....

lots of extra work, but well worth it IMO. they have really bulked up and grown in the few months I have had them so far. the male has more spots and is a bit smaller than the female.

as always, sorry about my crappy photoskills and dirty glass...

03-22-2012, 02:54 PM
Great looking rays! thumbs2:

03-22-2012, 02:56 PM
Nice looking rays Crispy

There's a guy I know here in town that keeps (and breeds) these rays. I seen his tanks a few time and they sure are fascinating to watch.

03-22-2012, 03:14 PM
Great looking motoros crispy. Lets hope you can get them breeding soon. Cant wait to see that journal

03-22-2012, 03:53 PM
Beautiful Rays, they seem happy and active from the photos; You did a good job taking the pics.

03-22-2012, 03:54 PM
Nice rays! How big is the tank?

03-22-2012, 04:01 PM
Nice rays and nice festae or is it an umbi?

03-22-2012, 10:06 PM
Nice rays and nice festae or is it an umbi?

thanks for the feedback everyone.

tank has a 6'x2' footprint and the fish in the pic is indeed a male festae.

Old Marine
03-23-2012, 02:07 AM
Nice looking Raysthumbs2:

03-23-2012, 02:07 AM
How difficult are they to breed?

03-23-2012, 02:09 AM
Looks great Crispy!

03-23-2012, 05:09 AM
Beautiful! I've always had a thing for the as well! Hope to have a pair down the road but that's a ways away!!

03-23-2012, 07:17 AM
How difficult are they to breed?

not impossible, but not ultra easy.

they need to be about 10" in diameter to be sexually mature. the male bites at the female and flips her over. he inserts one of his two claspers and fertilizes the female. the 'pups' take about 100 days of development during which time the female needs to eat a ton. most litters are 3-6 pups I believe and they are born live. :fish:

03-23-2012, 08:52 AM
Nice rays! My lfs were selling some and they were awesome to watch! Shame I don't have a huge tank to keep them

03-23-2012, 09:36 AM
Wow, those are cool. Can you make pictures of them eating? I'd like to see the carnage ;)

03-24-2012, 07:19 PM
Cool! Do they need a special tank?

03-25-2012, 06:45 AM
Cool! Do they need a special tank?

well, they need a large footprint and very clean water. they are very succeptable to ammonia and nitrate moreso than most fish. also got to be careful with the substrate. barebottom, sand, and small smooth gravel are best.

03-25-2012, 02:52 PM
Great looking rays! They must have cost quite a bit.

03-28-2012, 06:24 PM
Great looking rays.