Dwarf Whipray

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Dwarf Whipray

This fish is known as Dwarf Whipray and the correct latin name is Himantura walga. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Stingray family. (e) Origin of this species is Western Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This is a peaceful fish.

Dwarf Whipray can grow up to 45 cm what is approximately 17 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 5400cm2 of water surface which is approximately 837 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). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is difficult to keep the Dwarf Whipray 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.

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Document modified on Sat Dec 15 10:39:43 UTC 2007
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