The Haller's Stingray is also known as the California Stingray. It is a bottom dwelling fish, with a brown body and yellow spots. The tail spine is venomous, but is only used for protection. Caution should be taken when netting it, or when it is not visible and maintenance is performed in the aquarium.
The Haller's Stingray prefers cooler water temperatures and should only be kept by an experienced hobbyist. It requires a 180-gallon aquarium with water temperatures between 68 and 75 degrees. The aquarium itself should have at least a two foot width from front to back for an adult. It likes to cover itself on the soft substrate as camouflage. A coarser substrate will scratch its abdomen and could cause an infection. It should never be exposed to copper-based medications. It will eat any crustacean or mollusk in the aquarium.
Feeding may be difficult in the beginning. When first introduced into the aquarium, small pieces of cleaned squid or
live saltwater feeder shrimp should be used to entice this fish to eat. Then it may be fed shrimp, scallops or pieces of fresh marine fish.
The approximate purchase size of your Stingray is measured as the diameter of the fish.
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 3' to 4" Medium: 4" to 7" Large: 7" to 10"
Please note: We guarantee that ALL aquaria species we offer will arrive alive and in good condition. However, because of the increased level of care required for this particular species, it has been designated as "Expert Only." This species is recommended only for the expert aquarist, zoo, or research institution. “Expert Only” aquatic life is exempt from our extended guarantee after their arrival.