According to Fish Channel, it is legal to own a stringray as a pet in all states except Arizona, California, Texas, Georgia, Hawaii, Nevada, Oklahoma, Utah and Mississippi. Because there may be other regulations and restrictions on the legality of a specific species, prospective owners need to check with their local governments.Know More
Because there are so many restrictions on buying and selling non-native species of stingrays, the easiest way to buy one is through the Internet. Native species are easier to obtain and are more likely to be legal.
The California stingray is one of the native species that are legal to own in most states. It is found largely in southern California, though it ranges from northern California all the way south to Panama. This fish is disc-shaped and comes in mottled brown and gray colors with a pale underside. It is unique for its true tail fin, rare among other species of stingrays, which has a spine on the end that is venomous.
These stingrays need to be fed a diet of meaty seafood, such as fish and shrimp. They need to be kept in a tank that holds at least 75 gallons of water, kept at a temperature between 54 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit. Although a stingray can be kept in a tank with other fish, it may eat smaller species.Learn More
An aquaculture aquarium is an aquarium used to breed, grow and harvest marine or freshwater plants, fish and animals. Aquaculture can be done on a small or large scale.Full Answer >
A lyretail guppy is a type of guppy with a caudal fin that juts out on both the top and the bottom to resemble a lyre. Lyretail guppies are often put on display in fish shows because of their unique fin shape.Full Answer >
In an ideal setting, guppies can be bred easily. Introducing a male to two females almost always results in offspring. Professional breeders take additional steps to ensure that their fish are show-ready.Full Answer >
Determining the volume of a fish tank requires fairly simple math calculations that can be determined by taking the tank's measurements. For tanks that come in basic shapes, such as spheres or rectangles, the process is easier than irregular shapes.Full Answer >