Redblotched River Stingray Potamotrygon ocellata Potamotrygon ocellata
Red-blotched River Stingray


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Red-blotched River Stingray - Potamotrygon ocellata

Species name: Potamotrygon ocellata

Common Names: Red-blotched river stingray

Family: Potamotrygonidae (River stingrays)

Order: Rajiformes (skates and rays)

Class: Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays)

Max. size: 20 cm / 8 inches

Environment: Freshwater

Origin: South America. Pedreira River and south of Mexiana Island.

Temperament: . Timid. Do not keep with territorial fishes.

Company: Other rays and non aggressive fishes. Do not keep with small fish species.

Water parameters:

Aquarium setup: Potamotrygon ocellata is like other rays very sensetive in regards to chemicals and water quality. Make sure to keep ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate as close to zero as possible. The fact that they are very sensetive to chemicals also means that you should special care before using drugs in a tank containing rays. You should always make sure that the drug is ray safe. They need to be in constant movement to get the oxygen they need (just like sharks.) and a large aquarium with a lot of open space is therefore a necessity.

Feeding: Can be fed most live and froozen food. Seldom accepts pellets or other dry food.

Breeding: They are easy to sex as only males has the modified pelvic fins they use to fertilize the female who later gives birth to a batch of puppys. (ray fry) This ray is like most other rays hard but not impossible to breed.

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