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Old 10/25/2007, 08:16 PM   #1
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stingray and other tank mate questions??

I was wanting to set a second tank up for a sting ray and a couple other fish such as an eel and a lion.
I am doing a 125g, is there any species I can keep for awhile in there? can you mix rays with fish? the ones I noted?

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Old 10/25/2007, 08:46 PM   #2
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cortez rays stay smaller I belive also their are some skates that stay smaller you may want to look into

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Old 10/25/2007, 09:48 PM   #3
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sugested tank size for one cortez is 180 gal ive seen rays kept with lots of fish lions sharks ect but you need lots of swimming space so the ray doesnt get cornered and picked on which i have also seen.

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Old 10/25/2007, 10:42 PM   #4
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A Cortez would probably be your best bet as they are fairly hardy and stay relatively small.....actually I wouldn't put any ray in a 125, but if you do, be sure to provide as much open area as possible. The type of substrate is very important NOT use crushed coral!!! I use oolitic sand in my shark/ray's the smallest grain available and it's softest on their bellies which are very sensitive......

As for tank mates, stay away from angels, triggers, and careful with some wrasses also. All these fish will pick at the ray and will stress it to death (I lost a small yellow ray like that, only it was a Powder Blue Tang that did the "picking").

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