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Motoro Stingray Potamotrygon laticeps Potamotrygon motoro

Category: Stingrays

Size: 10-12cm disc

Price: £209.95 each

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Stock: 1 in stock

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Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Females Only
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 6.8 and Soft
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 10-12cm disc

Potamotrygon motoro (Motoro Stingray, Potamotrygon laticeps)

Typical stingray in shape with a pattern of brown usually circular spots on the dorsal surface.

Although one of the more commonly imported rays and often described as a good "beginner's species" this fish is extremely difficult to keep compared with standard community tropical fish. Water quality must be excellent, and the aquarium needs to be very large to provide both buffering against water chemistry and quality changes as well as enough surface area along the bottom for the fish to swim about confortably.

In common with other stingrays, these fish are equipped with a venomous tail spine. The sting is extremely painful.

Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Relatively peaceful and sociable, these rays are safely kept together and with other non-aggressive tankmates that will not stress or bite the rays, such as giant gouramis. Will eat a variety of meaty foods and tend to be quite greedy. Live river shrimps and earthworms are favourites, as well as frozen foods such as prawns, mussels, etc.

Ovoviviparous, though breeding in aquaria is uncommon.

Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Amazon Basin, South America
Temperature 24-26 C
Size Up to 60 cm across in aquaria, up to 100 cm in the wild
Water Parameters Soft and acid preferred, but adaptable; stability and good water quality is critical
Water PH 6.0-7.0