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12-04-2012, 10:52 PM #1
Help Teacup Stingray Acting weird!!!
Hey i have a male teacup stingray i had him for about almost 2 years, but today he started acting very weird. He usally eats 3-4 massivore pellets at one feeding time, 3 times a day. and he would swim all over my tank but recently he stopped swimming around my tank and all he does is sit still or try to swim up my fish tank glass. Im not sure what the problem is?? can anyone help me? i have him in a 60 gallon bowfront with black carib sand and a couple amazon swords and anubias. he currently lives with a couple discus around 6? i got 3 hang on aquaclear 50s filter long air rod and everything i change my water 30% every 2-3 days. i have a heater the water temperture is always at 84-83. All my fish is doing great except the stingray is just acting weird swimming up the tank glass all day. like i see him doing it for hours just swimming up the glass. HELPP!! I really dont want to lose this sting ray he is about 6-7 inch and is breathing really fast.
Last edited by phongnguyen123; 12-04-2012 at 10:58 PM.
12-04-2012, 11:34 PM #2
Has anything changed in the tank?
Are your discus still acting normal ?If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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12-05-2012, 02:32 AM #3
Nope nothing has happened to my discus everyones fine, stingray started acting normal again and eating properly. Just feed him some massivore pellets and smelt.
12-05-2012, 03:18 PM #4
Need help my tea cup sting ray was good yesterday and today he has been swimming up the glass for the whole day. he has been doing this non stop just swimming upwards towards the glass. i think something is wrong with him. Im just not sure what??????
12-05-2012, 03:33 PM #5
Teacups move large distances, this is why they require biiiiiiiig tanks, I think your teacup has run out of place to go so he is going up the sides. I've volunteered in a marine aquarium for 4weeks before and witnessed this behaviour. Even though the rays were only 20-40inch across with a tank 20ftx15ft and 3feet deep they still one this.My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
12-05-2012, 03:49 PM #6
What are your most recent water parameters? Ammonia, nitrites & nitrates
How long has the stingray been in the tank? You said you have 6 discus in there too?46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
5 gal QT
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