Any success with Blue Spot Rays?

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  1. madmatt

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    Any one got or keep or have kept blue spot stingrays.
    Feedback and info please.
     
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    My lfs has had one in their dt for a few months. Loads of swimming space. They actually rescaped the tank for it
     
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    My lfs who is not a sponsor had one, he reckons at least 3m tank with loads of space
     
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    Yip, seen these in at least two big tanks over the years, nice creatures but need massive tanks for them to be happy. Someone on the forum has got one, but can't remember who.
     
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    See a few for sale over time.
    But ever time you ask on groups or forums for updates or info on them NO ONE saids anything.
    Can guess why, but still the info would be good from peoples past experiences
     
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    I personaly would not keep one in less than 3mx3m of swimming space.

    Rays love open sand and big swimming space.
     
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    Having seen how big they get in the ocean... 3x3m would be absolute minimum... Maybe still abit small
     
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    Fully agree on the minimum.

    They have a "cool" factor to own.
    We as humans want to be cool and this attitude makes it wrong to keep them unless we have massive systems!
     
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    Was hoping to try my luck.
    2130x650x700 center island rock. Compleat swim around.
     
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    As soon as it gets some size it would have to go.
     
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    Requires a lot of swimming space as stated and a filtration system to match . Only for the most dedicated.
     
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    Ive seen about 10+ sold over the last year and none of them are still around. I think it's better left in the ocean species.

    I know it is tough. I am always tempted to order one in. But if their mortality rate is so high not... not worth it IMO
     
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