help identifing my stingrays...
I brought these 2 fresh water stingrays about 8 months ago as motoro rays but they quite obviously aren't, the only problem is i dont know what they actually are!! ive not found anything that looks like them. also, im not sure if they are male or female, (they are both the same sex) and if they are both male will they fight when they are mature? they both have little 'foot' like fins by their tail are these the claspers? as i thought the claspers had a longer part to them (like salt water rays).
p.s. sorry the second pic is a little yellow my cam went funny the 3rd pic is a bigger version of the first one but its a little blury
Last edited by krzesinskag; 05-19-2007 at 10:09 PM.
Cant help you, but i must say, your rays are pretty dang sweet looking!
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i wish i could help but i can't so i'll just welcome you aboard. i'm not too sure how people on here actually have rays but hopefully someone can help.
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Clearer pictures from above would help with idenitification. Where did you get them from? (LFS, online, etc.) How much were they? What size are they now?
The claspers on fw rays are about the same as on sw rays. They can actually be visible from above if you look at the right angle. Basically the pelvic fins have a fleshy, rod-like extension out the back end of them. The claspers lie against the base of the tail.
What size tank? What filtration? What water change schedule? pH? What are you feeding? What tankmates, if any?
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ok you didn't answer a single question.. and just asked me loads more! hopefully if i answer them you'll be able to help.
Originally Posted by Fishguy2727
they are the only pics i have at the mo, they dont really sit still so its hard to get a really good pic. i had them from a pet shop, they sell all sorts of fish both freash water and marine. they cost us £100 each but they had been reduced from £150 each. they are have grow quite a bit since we had them they are about 25cm across at the mo and about 40cm 'nose' to tail tip.
i know they were captive bred and are use to the water pH they are in about 7. it has a large external filter with a power head (its supose to filter twices as much as we need), 2 large air pumps. we do a 20% water change every week. we feed them blood worm, both frozen and live, lance fish, occasionaly cockels though they dont seem to like them much, and some brine shrimp. in with them we have a young pink tailed shark (cigar shark) hes about 6 inches long, 2 young silver arowaras (sp) which are about 8 inches long, a red rainbow fish, a 3 spot gourami, a severum a younge gibby pelc its about 6 inches long and a large apple snail.
they are all gettin on very well and weve had no problems, the rays are eating well and are very active as are all the other fish, we have a few rocks and plants in the tank as well.
before you tell me i know alot of the fish we have are ging to get alot bigger and it is our plan to build a large indoor pond with filtration etc for the to live in. i have keep fish for about 5 years and have kept both tropical and marine and i always try and do alot of reading up before i get anythin new, but sadly there isnt alot of information about rays.
Last edited by krzesinskag; 05-20-2007 at 05:50 PM.
Woah thats impressive, how many gallons is your aquarium? ( Ive always been curious about rays..)