Sharpnose Stingray

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Sharpnose Stingray

This marine aquarium fish is known as Sharpnose Stingray and the correct latin name is Himantura gerrardi. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Stingray family. (e) Origin of this species is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful but venomous fish which is often kept in public aquariums.

Sharpnose Stingray can grow up to 200 cm what is approximately 78 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 24000cm2 of water surface which is approximately 3720 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is 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 Sharpnose 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 suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

Sharpnose Stingray picture no. 1

Sharpnose Stingray picture no. 2

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Document modified on Sat Dec 15 10:30:49 UTC 2007
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