The Motoro Stingray, scientifically known as Potamotrygon motoro, is a fascinating and captivating freshwater ray species that adds an element of intrigue and elegance to large aquariums or specially designed stingray tanks. With its unique appearance and graceful swimming, the Motoro Stingray is a true gem that will elevate the allure and sophistication of your aquatic setup.
The Motoro Stingray showcases a distinctive and flattened body with a circular disc shape, making it appear almost like a "flying saucer" in the water. Their coloration can vary, often featuring a pattern of brown or gray with speckles or marbled markings. Their graceful, undulating movements create a visually captivating and dynamic display in larger aquariums.
Caring for Motoro Stingrays requires careful attention to water quality and space. These rays are large and need ample swimming space in a tank specially designed to accommodate their unique needs. Sand or fine gravel substrate is essential to prevent injury to their soft underside. They are generally peaceful but should not be kept with small fish or aggressive tankmates that might harass them.
Maintaining stable water parameters is crucial for the well-being of Motoro Stingrays. This includes monitoring temperature, pH, and water hardness levels. High-quality filtration and regular water changes are essential to maintain pristine water quality.
Diet-wise, Motoro Stingrays are carnivorous and require a diet of meaty foods such as live or frozen fish, shrimp, and other protein-rich offerings.
- Temperature: 78-82°F (25-28°C)
- pH: 6.5-7.5
- Water Hardness (GH): 6-15 dGH
Please note that Motoro Stingrays are a unique and specialized choice for advanced aquarists. Due to their specific care requirements, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person for personalized guidance and expert advice on the care of Motoro Stingrays.