Freshwater Stingrays 15-20cm

  • Discover the captivating world of Freshwater Stingrays, with their flat, disc-like bodies and distinct “stinger” that adds a touch of uniqueness to your aquarium.
  • Thriving in stable water conditions with a pH level of 6.5 to 7.5, GH level of 5 to 15 dGH, and KH level of 2 to 10 dKH, these mesmerizing creatures are carnivorous predators requiring a protein-rich diet.
  • Marvel at their impressive growth, reaching sizes from 12 inches to over 3 feet in diameter, and enjoy their presence for well over 15 years, making them awe-inspiring long-term companions for your aquatic journey.
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Introduction: Welcome to the mesmerizing world of Freshwater Stingrays, a truly unique and captivating group of fish that will leave you in awe with their grace and beauty. Known for their flat, disc-like bodies and distinctive “stinger,” these extraordinary creatures will make a stunning addition to your aquarium, providing an unforgettable experience for all who admire them.

Scientific Name: Freshwater Stingrays belong to the family Potamotrygonidae, and they come in various species, each with its own specific characteristics and requirements.

Water Quality: Creating the perfect aquatic environment is crucial for the well-being of these magnificent fish. Freshwater Stingrays thrive in stable and well-maintained water conditions.

  • pH Level: Maintain a pH level between 6.5 and 7.5 to replicate their natural freshwater habitat.
  • GH Level: Aim for a general hardness (GH) level ranging from 5 to 15 dGH for their optimal health.
  • KH Level: Keep the carbonate hardness (KH) within the range of 2 to 10 dKH for their well-being.

Feeding: Freshwater Stingrays are carnivorous predators, and they require a diet rich in protein to stay healthy and active. Offer them high-quality frozen or live foods, such as bloodworms, shrimp, fish, and even small crustaceans to satisfy their dietary needs.

Tank Mates: Due to their size and specific care requirements, Freshwater Stingrays are best suited for species-only setups or large, well-maintained aquariums with other large, non-aggressive fish that won’t stress or harm them.

Sexing: Sexing Freshwater Stingrays can be challenging, and it often requires examination of their pelvic fins and other subtle physical differences.

Breeding: Breeding Freshwater Stingrays in captivity is a complex and rare event, often requiring specialized conditions and expert knowledge. Successful breeding is typically achieved in dedicated, well-prepared breeding setups.

Maximum Size and Longevity: Witness the awe-inspiring growth of Freshwater Stingrays as they can reach sizes ranging from 12 inches to over 3 feet in diameter, depending on the species. With proper care, these fascinating creatures can live for well over 15 years, becoming beloved, long-term companions in your aquatic journey.

General Information: Freshwater Stingrays have adapted to a benthic lifestyle, spending much of their time gliding gracefully along the aquarium floor. Their unique shape and behavior make them a true marvel to observe.

A Fun Fact: Freshwater Stingrays possess specialized electroreceptors called ampullae of Lorenzini, which enable them to detect the electrical signals of prey and navigate their surroundings with remarkable precision.

Welcome these extraordinary creatures into your aquarium and witness the elegance and mystique of Freshwater Stingrays. With their flat, disc-like bodies and enigmatic presence, they are sure to become the center of attention in your aquatic realm, captivating all who observe their mesmerizing grace.


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Care Level


Potential of Hydrogen

pH Level Aquarium pH measures water acidity/alkalinity. 7 is neutral. Fish have pH preferences; maintain ideal levels for their health and stability.

6.5 – 7.5

General Hardness

GH Level GH (General Hardness) in aquariums measures minerals like calcium and magnesium. It affects fish health by showing water\'s mineral content.

5 – 15 dGH

Carbonate Hardness

KH Level KH (Carbonate Hardness) in an aquarium stabilizes pH. It acts like a shield, keeping the water conditions just right for fish.

2 – 10 dKH


Temperature Ideal temperature needed for fish

28°C – 31°C

How long will I live

Life Span

10 -15 Years

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