Common Stingray

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Common Stingray

This species is known as Common Stingray and the correct latin name is Dasyatis pastinaca. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Stingray family. (e) Origin of this species is East Atlantic. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This species is poisonous and it is very difficult to keep it at home.

Common Stingray can grow up to 54 cm what is approximately 21 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 6480cm2 of water surface which is approximately 1004 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks 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). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is difficult to keep the Common Stingray 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 recommended pH level is between 8.0 and 8.3 since marine fish are used to these levels in general.

Can live in cold waters too.

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