video shows a Freshwater Spotted
Stingray. The underside of this Stingray
is white, and its backside is brown
with orange spots that are each ringed
with darker brown.
is another view of a Fresh Water
Spotted Stingray that's finding a good
spot to settle on the bottom.
Freshwater Stingray is searching for
bits of food on the bottom of the aquarium.
Scientific Name: Potamotrygon motoro.
Stingray species are illegal to own or sell in the
state of California and most other states. So we
have never kept or sold any Stingrays. It was my
intention to discuss on this web site only those
fish species that I had kept and knew about from
my first hand experiences. But many folks are interested
in Stingrays, so I've gathered some information
on this page.
here to listen to a Special
Pet Fish Show hosted by The Bailey Brothers,
DrTom and Nevin, about Freshwater Stingrays.
Stingrays, like the one shown just below, are
hardy, active, and easy to keep in the proper aquarium.
But they have a poisonous stinger on their tails,
and there is a substantial probability that they
could become established and reproduce in our native
water. So most states in the United States ban them.
a rear end
view of a Spotted Stingray, where you
can see its back covered with orange
spots that are ringed in brown. Spotted
Stingrays are livebearers.
Home An aquarium
with at least 50 gallons of water, an
exterior power filter with a BIO-Wheel, and
a maximum of 1/4 inch of
gravel. The water temperature should be between
75 and 80 degrees F. Click
here for more about warm water aquariums. Click
here for more about cool water aquariums.
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Stingrays will eat Ghost Shrimp and larger shrimp
sold in supermarkets for human consumption. You
should remove the shrimps shells. Stingrays also
eat angleworms and pieces of fish. Click
here for more about feeding fish.
have not kept Stingrays in our aquariums, we don't
feel qualified to discuss compatibility. there is
more information about keeping Stingrays with Arowanas
and Clown Loaches at the first link list below.
here to read more about several other groups
of compatible fish.
Freshwater Spotted Stingrays can grow to be 18".
Their lifespan is unknown to us.
Do you sell Polka Dot Stingrays and if you do, what
are the chances of getting
a male and female, 3 to
4 in diameter.
Hello Paul. Our facility is in San Diego, California,
and it is illegal to import, to own, or to sell
Stingrays in California. So we don't have any Stingrays in our facility to sell you.
This page contains
some information about Stingrays and is included
in this web site for your entertainment, even though
we cannot import and sell Stingrays.
I see you are in
Canada. We cannot ship to Canada, and we do not
foresee shipping to Canada in the future. Click
read where in the U.S. we do ship.
If our answers to your questions disappoint you,
About Freshwater Stingrays
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Links to other Websites
Bud's Freshwater Stingray.
here to go to the page titled Care in Bud's
web site, where you'll find information about feeding,
how to distinguish males from females, compatible
tank mates, and special considerations about gravel
and aquarium heaters. Plus lots of big pictures.
hereto go to another web site with a list
of many species of Freshwater Stingrays and interesting
pictures of them.
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