BLACK DIAMOND HYBRID STINGRAY - POTAMOTRYGON LEOPOLDI CROSSBREED
Black Diamond Hybrid stingray has lots of variation, the pattern quality of the hybrid depends on the brooder. Usually people crossbreed Black Diamond stingray with Potamotrygon Motoro, Potamotrygon SP, or Potamotrygon Castexi, or Potamotrygon Falkneri or Potamotrygon Scobina and etc, to improve the pattern quality, but some people also do the other crossbreed between other species. After a few generations of crossbreeding some hybrid pattern can improve with monster or big spots that resemble the Black Diamond stingray. According to some references, documentation black diamond hybrid stingray main characterisitic can be described as :
1. MEDIUM TAIL - FLAG TAIL / LONG TAIL - ELONGATED TAIL 2. SPOTS AROUND THE EYES IS WHITE/BROWN 3. THREE TO 4 ROWS OF TORNS ON THE TAIL 4. THE SPOTS IS RANDOM AND SOMETIMES HAS UNIQUE PATTERN 5. BELLY HAS SOME WHITE SPOTTING 6. BLACK BASE OR BROWN BASE COLOUR
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, 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 of this size. 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
DATE : 19/3/2019 CODE : SBD020 SIZE : 5 INCHES DIET : RAY PELLET GENDER : FEMALE BLOOD LINE : BLACK DIAMOND HYBRID
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