SOUTHERN STINGRAY (Dasyatis americana) Care
The Southern Stingray, Dasyatis americana, comes from the Western Atlantic Ocean region. They large stingrays have a gray/brown top and a white belly.
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.
Male Southern Stingrays grow up to about 3 feet in diameter and females can grow up to 6 feet in diameter. They require an aquarium of at least 750 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: Southern Stingray’s have a long venomous tail – they must be handled with extreme care to avoid being stung.