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Thread: Freshwater Rays

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    Most of us start with goldfish, guppies, and mollys then grow on our knowledge base and start to keep more challenging fish. My statement simply said that if the OP was not an experienced aquarist that this would likely not turn out well, which is true. Kudos to the OP for reaching out for knowledge, this is exactly what we need more of. People who start of with, say rays or discus ultimately fail because no amount of research can supplant experience first hand. We have seen that here 1,000 times. People have to walk before then can run, and this is no different.
    Last edited by Lady Hobbs; 07-08-2012 at 01:14 PM.
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    It would also be beneficial to run a UV with Rays...many of the folks I have known who keep Rays especially with other fish reported much healthier fish when they ran a UV sterilizer several times per week. It eliminates parasites and bacteria...which is important with such sensitive fish that in many cases require live food. It also significantly raises the Redox potential in the aquarium.
    3x75 gallons|1x55 gallon|2x40 gallons


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    Aww i tell you what guy u r a pack of legends lol. Thank you soo much for the advice i really appriciate it. i currently have my little 54l tank up and runing at the min with a few little fish in and its going ok. i am planning on gettin a bigger tank in the near future to set a SA cichlid only tank ( or them and other fish that will cope in the tank with them as i have been reading and not much can mix with them), and then see where it goes from there cause by the sounds of things rays need a min of 200l yeh!? that sound about right?. so i will see how it goes with my little tank for now but thank you guys a really appriciate the advice!!!
    Pretty New at this game .. sorry if i go on!

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    Not a minimum of 200L more like 200G (thats U.S gallons). Approximately a 6"x2"x2" tank.

    Remember this is minimum tank size, larger tank sizes will always make keeping them easier and allow them to thrive better.
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