View Full Version : Feeding a Stingray

Sounds Fishy
09/19/2017, 09:58 AM
I have wondered if it is recommended , to skip feeding a stingray ,from daily feedings to every other day.I have a Blue Spotted ribbon tail stingray,that has a very good appetite.I have altered it's feedings from twice a day down to once per day,over 9 months,because I am attempting to lessen the bio load of the display aquarium. I don't want to put the stingray in a situation where it is feeling starved or hungry,however.She is eating frozen fresh water mysis that is rich in protein but is oily.She prefers this food over everything and goes through a couple pounds a month. .My goal is to feed less but I am not willing to go beyond what would be considered as unhealthy for the fish.It is a mature female,that has filled out and added a couple inches overall in tail length.

09/19/2017, 10:57 AM
First of, I don't have any experience in keeping that particular species but have keeps loads of big predatory freshwater monsters and personally I've always had the most success when feeding a large meal every other or every three days.
I think this would more likely mimic their natural feeding behavior.

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Sounds Fishy
09/19/2017, 01:46 PM
I kept a bamboo shark about 30 years ago,and he seemed comfortable eating 2 or 3 times a week.The stingray has a bigger appetite and is like a cat waiting to be fed at the same time everyday.I don't know if Bluespot stingrays hunt daily in the ocean or not.My impression was that they do,but I am not 100 % for certain.Once in a while I let a day pass by between feedings,but she is looking for food in the sand the whole time till she gets fed. Thank you for your input.