Southern Stingray

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Southern Stingray

This species is known as Southern Stingray and the correct latin name is Dasyatis americana. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Stingray family. (e) It's origin is Central America Coast. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Is traumatogenic and stings. Not recommended for homes. Instead, it can be seen in large public aquariums in many cases.

Southern Stingray can grow up to 200 cm what is approximately 78 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 24000cm2 of water surface which is approximately 3720 square inch. We recommend you to keep it in fish tanks which 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 Southern 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.

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Document modified on Sat Dec 8 20:33:30 UTC 2007
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