New additions to the family White Diamond X Bd and a Thousand Islands black diamond

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    Eventually it might happen
    Will see how it goes
     
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    Thanks @Pezulu
    We were very lucky to be able to get these as they are top end quality
    Hopefully they will give us some pups that more people will be able to have them in sa
     
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    Julien golden carp
    Does get big so no suitable for smaller tanks but a superb vacuum cleaner of any food the Ray's dont eat whilst very placid and doesn't produce the bioload of a pleco
     
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    Ah maybe one day when I'm big I can get a big tank for all these fish like you have :lol:
     
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    Be positive and set your mind on your dream and you can make it happen
     
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    Absolutely stunning. LOL you and Ceasar are going to become SA's King and Queen of Ray's!

    Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk
     
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    So stingrays are going to be the guppies of 2020 everyone will have a few :thumbup:
     
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    Not sure that Rays will be as common as Guppies.
    But they certainly are a lot more freely available than they were a few years ago.
    And they are also now considered a lot easier to keep than in the past.
     
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    @MariaS is pumping them out there so I thought maybe that was the goal :lol:

    True and with Maria's help I'm sure anyone could keep rays provided they have the space:)
     
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    Thanks for the kind words.....
    We not special, anyone with the space and right mind set can keep them
     
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    As @Reedfish said if your tank is big enough you have right filtration and keep your maintenance up to date and your parameters are right, it's not difficult to keep them
    And yes we help everyone irrespective of whether they have our pups or not
     
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    But your pups are awesome who wouldn't want those?? ;) are these new rays already breeding age though?
     
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    They are a lot more tolerant of water conditions than was initially thought.

    The key to keeping Rays (as with most fish I guess).
    Rather spend more at the beginning and buy decent fish that have been dewormed, de parasited and most important - are eating.
    I have seen it so many times on specialist Forums. A persoon buys a cheap Ray on impulse. And he then has a heart breaking few weeks as his Ray wastes away and eventualy dies.
     
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    keep going back to look over the pictures again
    beautiful
     
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    They almost breeding age
    Should breed next year
    The Male is mature enough but I think the females need a little more time
     
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    Wow that was quick those are deffently not pups then. :thumbup: hope you get some stunning little pancakes from them:thumbup:
     
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    No these are not pups they almost fully matured breeders
    Will update with a video later
     
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