Blue Spot Ray

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  1. Bendor

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    QUICK STATS
    Minimum Tank Size: 300 gallons
    Care Level: Expert Only
    Temperament: Peaceful
    Reef Compatible: No
    Lighting: Moderate
    Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
    Max. Size: 2' 4"
    Color Form: Blue, Tan
    Venomous: Yes
    Diet: Carnivore
    Origin: Indonesia, Vanuatu
    Family: Dasyatidae

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    The Blue Dot Stingray is also called the Bluespotted Ribbon Tail Ray and Bluespotted Stingray. It is an attractive bottom dwelling fish. It has a tan body with blue spots and stays relatively small, but requires a 300 gallon or larger aquarium as an adult.
    The Blue Dot Stingray requires sand as the substrate, as its abdomen is easily scratched by a coarser substrate, which could result in an infection. It likes to cover itself with the soft substrate as camouflage. Once acclimated, it will eat any invertebrates in the tank. The tail spine is venomous and only used for protection. Caution should be taken when netting it, or when it is not visible and maintenance is performed in the aquarium. It should never be exposed to copper-based medications.

    When first introduced into the aquarium, small pieces of cleaned squid or live saltwater feeder shrimp should be used to entice this fish to eat. Then it may be fed shrimp, scallops or pieces of fresh marine fish.

    Due to its lack of hardiness when introduced into an aquarium, it should only be kept by an experienced hobbyist.
     
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    What an awesome fish! I never understood why anyone would want to keep sharks and I still don't. I lumped rays with sharks but after today I must admit rays appeal to me a lot. Stunning, stunning fish.
     
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    Just to add to those stats bud, they need a big floor area to survive successfully.
     
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    Yes. Big floor space, lots of sand, not crushed coral and preferably lots of oom swimming space too. So I primary planned tank. Definitely not an after thought.

    Just window shopping.
     
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