Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Chilensis Round Stingray
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Chilean Round Stingray
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Chilean Round Stingray (Urotrygon chilensis)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Expert Only
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black, Tan
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible No
Water Conditions dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025, 68-75° F
Max. Size 1' 4"
Venomous Yes
Origin Mexico
Family Rajidae
Lighting Moderate
Minimum Tank Size 180 gallons
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Overview

The Chilean Round Stingray is a bottom dwelling fish, with a tan body with brown 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 Chilean Round Stingray prefers cooler water temperatures and should only be kept by an experienced hobbyist. A 180 gallon aquarium with at least a two foot width from front to back is necessary 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 please.

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