Wanted fresh water stingrays

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  1. Eon

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    Hi peeps I'm saw one if these spotted stingrays and can't seem to find anyone that sells these so if anyone can help.

    I'm looking for someone that can sell me a freshwater stingray or know someone that can will be much appreciated thank you

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    Blacklisted as far as I know.

    Also note these are not all that easy to keep and require a very large tank with soft sandy bottom.

    Only ones I have ever seen in SA, was at the Pretoria aquarium about 25 years ago.

    Would love some myself, but have to respect their listing and their requirements.
     
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    And the one on the left, blue-spotted stingray, is actually a marine stingray, not freshwater.
     
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    Ah okay I see thanks dam I really want one and saw them selling one 2 weeks ago looked like the spotted stingray was R1500 and dam was sold would love one.
     
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    Can't always have what we want :) . Please clarify, the one for sale was the one on the left or right. The one on the right is a freshwater species, NEVER seen in the trade in SA. I would drive to wherever just to see it. The marine one is much more common.

    Was in the Berlin aquarium in March, - they have some nice ones there. Amazing creatures.
     
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    The one I saw forsale looked like the one on the left was redish with blue neon spots and when I saw it I told the man I wana buy it and he told me sorry it's been sold and told me was sold for R1500 then went back week later and saw saltwater stingray at the same place looked like an alien tank stingray black didn't ask the price but wasn't sold!
     
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    I'm pretty sure both you saw there were marine species.
     
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    One was with discus in the same tank ?
     
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    Maybe but you do get freshwater stingray don't you?
     
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    I have seen these fish only on youtube. Think they are on the BL here not sure why. I have seen them kept with discus as well.
     
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    Freshwater stingrays are supposed to be blacklisted in South Africa. I have personally seen 2 of them in Johannesburg. It is the Brown one though. It's called the Motoro Stingray, Potomotrygon motoro.

    The reason they are blacklisted, is because they're venomous. Stingrays kill more people around the world than sharks on a yearly basis.
     
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    Can you pm me the shop where you saw it. Want to go have a look.
     
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    One of our local shops had a small freshwater stingray a week back R2000. Was ordered for someone, apparently the idiots that maintain the guys tank decided to put it in the malawi tank ... RIP stingray.
     
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    Read 'LFS Fish finds' -last page
     
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    Well this one did not, adding anything to existing settled malawi tank is risk if you ask me.
     
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    True that is I got lucky I did that and with a bala shark and it's still going strong but Malawi fish are brawlers lol
     
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    I have seen some for sale every now and again, there was a petshop in PTA that used to import them often, but either they got caught or they stopped selling them as people would buy them and return them once they got too big. Honestly, I feel that all fish that get over 20cm should be blacklisted, or require a competency certificate
     
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    there are smaller varieties,like the schumacheri i think it is about the size of a large oscar,which i dont see on the blacklist.and yes they are poisonous but are they any more dangerous than the snakes for sale everywhere you look.
     

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