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California Stingray

The California Stingray, also known as Haller's Round Ray, is a bottom dwelling ray with a brown body and yellow spots. It has a poisonous tail and should be treated with extreme care. Generally found in the coastal waters of the Pacific, the California Stingray thrives on benthic invertebrates and is not necessarily reef safe. They will need a tank of at least 180 gallons to provide them enough space and should only be kept by experience aquarists.

California Stingray

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.

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