StingRay Family

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  1. Cesar

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    Good Evening everyone….

    Well as requested by Reedfish I will start a thread on myRays. The male is a Potamotrygon orbignyi variant Motoro stingray that arrived at a size of 13cm and the female is a Potamotrygon Motoro Stingray.Both Rays arrived at a size of about 14cm give or take. At the time I was only going to get the two as my intentions would be to try get the rays to have pups sometime in the future… Did a lot of homework before I took the leap of ordering the ray. When I got the rays home and did the drip acclimating for 30min I released them into the tank with a plastic container as to not get the barb stuck in the net.. I did have the option of the Barb being removed when I orded them but I did not want to put the rays through all that stress as the barbs will grow back in about 4 months and I would have to do it again..So as for the first night I did not feed as they were burrowed at the time I fed all the other fish. On second day they were both all over the tank and I decided to give them some earthworms and as they touched the worms they ate. So for the first month or two they would be fed on worms. At the time I did have them with a Banjar red Arowana and was feeding him Hake that was cut up and a piece fel to the bottom of the tank and the male ray ate it up to my surprise. So I then decided to try cut the hake up smaller and drop some more into the tank and they both ate the hake.. As from then I would only feed Hake that gets soaked in Norrish from Seachem.Have also now started to feed shrimp and they love it..The Male Ray is now 25cm and the Female 21cm.so they are doing grate and have filled out nicely..

    About two or so months ago I went to the pet shop where I got my rays and saw a little female ray that was returned from a client. The disk was damaged and bleeding and she was very underfed so I could not bere to see it like that and land up dieing. So landed up bringing the little one home and nurseing her. Treated her with salt and the min I gave her worms she ate like a little piggy. Within two weeks of treating the little one had healed and was in the tank with the other two. Now they all happy as can be. Little one is still small 11cm. but won’t be for long lol.
    At the moment they are in a 1.7m x 600 x 700 tank along with my RTG and a Temporallis.. Filtration would be a c2400 and a sump with a 5000lreturn pump. Also have a small power head in the tank to help to lift the dirt.Not much for décor as I need the floor space..

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    Please forgive the air pipe as it is a loosing battle keeping it under the gravel with these guys....

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    Very cool!
     
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    Love it well done on the rescue !
     
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    They are truly amazing! Really well done job. If I may ask what is the cost of one of them. Can't be cheap.
     
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    RKali I just want your wood..

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    I love rays, but they're not for me.. It's like babies.. nice to look at, but give them back to their parents afterwards.. :tongue:

    Once your rays reach sexual maturity, you may need to separate them as the male can get quite aggressive, taking chunks out of the female if he reaches maturity before her.. Any plans on a bigger tank? If so, I'd love to see the build.. :)

    Keep us updated.. You have me intrigued..

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    thank everyone... @JaLu.... you looking at about R4000.00 per Ray.... @RKali.... there is def plans for the bigger tank. need them to finish building they house fisrt and then there will be two big tanks to go up.. was thinking of a tank that's 2m x 1m x 700 hi.. as for the male I'm aware of it and have already made a divider with egg crate just in case.,, they also damage the disk of the female wile mating as he has to hold on to her.. thanks though, I do appreciate any advise...
     
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    Very cool - good job on the rehab.

    Lovely pics, must admit when you see these in Asia in tanks for sale the temptation is always big to rush home and order some. - Like babies .. lol very true,

    Later Ferdie
     
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    Thanks for the info @Cesar. They really are something special. Well done to you and @MariaS. Your fish arein fish heaven. Please keep us updated.
     
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    Very nice, and well done on the rehab of the younger one.
     
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    Thanks everyone.. really could not bare to see the little one like that..
     
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    Just for intirest sake how can one tell the sex? Presume you have two females now @Cesar ?
     
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    @JuLu.. if you look under the Rays you will see that the male has two clasps and the female none... will load a pic later to show you...
     
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    very nice,im so jealous.nice to know they are available for "one day"
     
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    Congrats! Live the life for those of us who don't have the space or money!!! :laugh: But they are amazing.
     
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    ....Couldn't have said it better myself............soooooooooo jealous:cry:
     
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    @Cesar,

    Very nice. Your Rays are fantastic :cool:
    Thanks for posting an update.
    Also thanks for the info on your setup.
     
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    Thanks @JaLu... Cesar deserves all the credit for all the heavy duty work!!!
     
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    @Reedfish... thanks for the kind words.. will keep you guys posted as they grow...
     
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    @MariaS - sorry I was referring to all your fish in general not just the Rays in this thread. Runs in the family. But it's awesome @Cesar ! Maybe any pics of the male or female issue yet? I'm sure not a lot of people can say they have Rays at home! :)
     
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