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Thread: Teacup Stingray

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    What is the very least minimum size tank a Teacup Stingray needs?
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    6-Pygmy Cories, 4-Red Wag Platys, 6-X-ray Tetras 1-Scissor tail guppy.

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    soon- 1 Florida Atlantic stingray.

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    Ive heard that a 75g is the minimum. They like to bury themselves, meaning they like surface area at the bottom. A 55g long WOULD, and COULD work, but a 55g's like puting a oscar in a 33g, it can work but is not best.

    If you are able to get a long tank vs. a regular or tall tank, thats best

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    A male would be fine in a 75 if you have enough filtration and do enough water changes. 55 would not be enough.
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    maybe this site is just way off, but it says 125g. Anyways it has alot of info about them:

    http://www.fishforums.com/forum/prof...-stingray.html

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    125 is better (bigger is always better), but 75 could be done if really done right, at least with only one male since the males stay smaller.
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    125g are fore regular sized Stingrays. 75g are for Teacup Stingrays.
    Wife's Tank
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    I just saw one of these teacup stingrays at my LFS yesturday. It was very cool and about 7 inches long. (tail to head)

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    thats really cool! atthe aquairum they had a stingray tak that was on the ceiling so you looked up at their bottoms, and then they fed them it was awesome lol
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    Said they were illegal in AR. One of my LFS is able to get them, guess it is another species?

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    thats really cool! atthe aquairum they had a stingray tak that was on the ceiling so you looked up at their bottoms, and then they fed them it was awesome lol
    If you go to Ripleys Believe It Or Not Aquarium in Myrtle Beach, SC they have a "Ray Bay" Where you can lean over a little rock wall and pet the singrays that come up to you. Some are small others are up to 2-3ft wide. Huge suckers they are...but so gentle and they feel like velvet. I loooove that part of the aquarium. Though occasionally a little shark will come up and they probably dont bite, but i'm not gonna pet them and find out that they do. lol

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