Thread: sting ray advice???
09-27-2012, 08:06 PM #1
sting ray advice???
im just getting some advice on rays. im looking into a new SW tank.. havent decided on size yet either a 150g or a 120g that is almost square in shape and not as tall as an average tank. just wondering if anyone knows some smaller ray species and if they can go in a reef tank
09-27-2012, 09:59 PM #2
bluespotted rays (taeniura lymma) only get 14". problem with having rays in a reef is that reefs require lots of rock, and rays like lots of open bottom space. I also think a 120g would be a bit too small. what is the exact footprint of the tank you want for a ray?Thar she blows!!!
09-27-2012, 10:09 PM #3
+1 to the above
I have yet to find any type of ray that I would put into anything less than a 180 gallon with almost no rock in the display tank. But that is only based on what I had read (no actual experience with them).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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09-27-2012, 10:11 PM #4
0Originally Posted by CliffThar she blows!!!
09-27-2012, 11:39 PM #5
i believe the 150g is long gotta be close to 6ft and the 120 g has a rather large surface area not sure on the dimensions i was kinda eyeballing them. i would really like to add a ray to my plans, but with wanting to create a beauty reef the two together sounds like it wouldnt be a good idea. maybe i should look into some interesting pipefish like the alligator pipefish or something. i dont want to get a small ray and have to re home it in a year or two, or keep it out of its element.
Last edited by mr mittag; 09-27-2012 at 11:42 PM.