PO­TA­MOTRY­GON WAL­LA­CEI

Practical Fishkeeping (UK) - - Species Showcase -

Re­cently al­lo­cated a sci­en­tific name but com­monly known as the Cu­ruru ray or P60, this is the small­est Po­ta­motry­gon species. This ray is found in black­wa­ter habi­tats of the Rio Ne­gro in Brazil; coloura­tion is vari­able but tends to con­sist of dark brown mot­tled mark­ings on a light brown body, and the species has un­usu­ally prom­i­nent eyes. They’re fairly read­ily avail­able and are a good choice as a begin­ner stingray – much bet­ter than a mo­toro – al­though of course they still re­quire plenty of space. Pro­nun­ci­a­tion: Poe-tam-oh-try-gone wol-lass-eye Size: 30cm Ori­gin: Rio Ne­gro Habi­tat: Sandy and muddy rivers and pools Tank size: 200x60cm Wa­ter re­quire­ments: Soft, acidic; 6.0 to 6.8 ph, hard­ness 4-12°H Tem­per­a­ture: 23-26°C Tem­per­a­ment: Preda­tory, peace­ful with larger fish Feed­ing: Large meaty foods, fish pieces, prawn, earth­worm Avail­abil­ity and cost: Rare; pups start around £200

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