BLUE SPOT STINGRAY (Taeniura lymma) Care
The Blue Spot Stingray, Taeniura lymma, is also known as the Ribbontail Stingray and Bluespotted Stingray. These fish come from the Indo-West Pacific region. They have a flat, round shaped tan body with neon blue spots and long blue stripes down the tail.
This stingray is a carnivore and requires a diet rich in meaty foods, such as high-quality pieces of fresh and frozen seafood. They will eat smaller fish and invertebrates in the tank.
Blue Spot Stringrays grow up to about 14″ in diameter and require an aquarium of at least 150 gallons with a deep fine-grained sandbed that they can burrow under. They are VERY sensitive to copper. They tend to do well in FOWLR tanks.
They are not reef safe.
NOTE: Blue Spot Stingrays have a long venomous tail – they must be handled with extreme care to avoid being stung.