Bluespotted Ribbontail Ray

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Bluespotted Ribbontail Ray

This species is known as Bluespotted Ribbontail Ray and the correct latin name is Taeniura lymma. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Stingray family. (e) Origin of this species is Indo-West Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

It’s a peaceful fish. However, it’s venomous. If you’re injured, use a hot water and find a doctor.

Bluespotted Ribbontail Ray can grow up to 70 cm what is approximately 27 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 8400cm2 of water surface which is approximately 1302 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums that are very large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is difficult to keep the Bluespotted Ribbontail Ray fish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

A carnivore. Eats small fish and squids.

Bluespotted Ribbontail Ray picture no. 1

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Bluespotted Ribbontail Ray picture no. 3

Thanks to Kenneth Leonard for the pictures. Copyright Ken Leonard.

Bluespotted Ribbontail Ray, picture no. 4

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Bluespotted Ribbontail Ray, picture no. 6

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