Black Diamond stingray origin from central Brazil at Rio Xingu and Rio Fresco river basin.Black diamond stingray has common names such as Polka Dot stingray, Leopoldi stingray, White Blotched stingray and also a few variations of Thousand Island stingray, Eclipse or so called donuts, Black Diamond Super White and Big spots which has clean round big spots at the disc. According to some references and documentation black diamond stingray Best Quality main characterisitic can be described as :
1. SHORT PADDLE TAIL 2. WHITE SPOTS AROUND THE EYES 3. THREE TO 4 ROWS OF TORNS ON THE TAIL 4. TWO ROWS OF SPOTS ON THE EDGE OR SKIRT 5. WHEN THE FISH SIZE REACH 10-12 INCHES , BELLY PART WILL START TO DEVELOP SOME BLACK WHITE SPOTTING 6. ROUND SHINNING WHITE SPOT WITH BLACK BASE COLOUR 7. SMALL MOUTH
Generally stingray is carnivour elasmobranch which eat lots of variation of food such as insects, worms, molluscs, crustaceans, fish and high protein quality of dry pellets.
The fish can reach maturity at the age around 1-2 years where it can live 15 -25 years in the wild, while in the captivity the longest record is 30 years, the biggest size it can reach is around 60 - 100 cm. Mature male stingray can be seen by their clasper size, and Mature female stingray is hard to be observed, commonly practice we put the mature male and female together to mate them and observe the mating process.
WATER QUALITY REQUIREMENT
Stingray is very sensitive to bad water quality, and unstable water parameter. Before buying a stingray please check your water parameter such as temperature and pH fluctuation to avoid your stingray sick and die because of the temperature differences between day time and night time, OR low pH. The range of the best temperature is 28-30 C, while pH can be maintain at pH 6.0 – 7.5.
TANK AND FILTRATION
Filtration is the most important aspects of a ray tank set-up. A large and efficient biological filter is needed to cope with the amounts of biological waste produced by an active, predatory fish like this fish. Combinations with probiotic will help to maintain the water quality. Lightning can use LED light, in the bright condition the fish will be more active. Minimum size of tank to raise ray is 4 x 2 x 2 feet but since the ray will grow in 6-9 months need to change to bigger tank, the key to keep your ray healthy is the bigger your tank and filtration is the better.
Arowanas, Oscar, Peacock Bass, Datnoid and other fishes that is bigger than the stingray or else the stingray will the fish smaller than it. DONT PUT any bottom scavenger fishes to avoid the stingray being wouded by bottom scavenger fishes such as sucker catfish. American red tail fin or fei fong ONLY can be put if the tank is big enough and have enough food or else Fei fong will eat the protective mucus and caused stingray get wounded and had the secondary bacteria infections
CODE : SBD001 SIZE : 6 INCHES DIET : FRESH FROZEN PRAWN, FRESH FROZEN FISH, LIVE FEEDER, TUBIFEX WORM GENDER : MALE BLOOD LINE : BLACK DIAMOND WITH THAILAND SUPERWHITE
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