First Motoro Question-

#1
Hi...My family is buying me my first stingray(motoro) for christmas...Yeah:D. I'm just concerned in feeding him that i have a prestige premium red from dreamfish, and 5 silver dollars(pigs), and 5 other smaller chiclids(also pigs),and a 4-5 inch loach....just feel that it might be a challenge for my new friend to get any food down there....are there any tricks(besides getting rid of the circus)....this is my first stingray....not trying to be a pro here....just relying on smarter people for some guidance....


Thanks in advance
 

Cirrus

Arowana blogger
#2
If you can see the ray eat in the store prior to buying it, that would be best. Then just feed whatever the store is feeding it and you should be fine. Cut up pieces of thawed and de-shelled white shrimp (available from TNT market) is a popular food. You should be able to get your ray onto sinking pellets (Hikari Carnivore and later Massivore). Beware of feeding live worms as rays can get hooked on live food.

Best of luck and provide updates. :)
 
#3
I found it more practical and useful to use a tong to feed my Motoro - https://www.eheim.com/en_GB/products/accessories/cleaning/plant_tongs

It is less messy and they get used to it.

Dropping food and hoping they eat them can get very messy - the tank fouls up quite quickly, filters gets clogged up quickly and it becomes a hit and miss.

By presenting the food directly, it does the job and you simply stop when they are full and refuse to eat anymore.


[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-6IU0DuDqI"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-6IU0DuDqI[/ame]
 
#5
I found it more practical and useful to use a tong to feed my Motoro - https://www.eheim.com/en_GB/products/accessories/cleaning/plant_tongs

It is less messy and they get used to it.

Dropping food and hoping they eat them can get very messy - the tank fouls up quite quickly, filters gets clogged up quickly and it becomes a hit and miss.

By presenting the food directly, it does the job and you simply stop when they are full and refuse to eat anymore.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-6IU0DuDqI
Cool video ....thanks for the tips....I'm surprised that your aro isn't trying to grab that food on the way down....I noticed little splits around the disc on your ray....is that from growing?
Once again....Thanks for the video
 
#6
If you can see the ray eat in the store prior to buying it, that would be best. Then just feed whatever the store is feeding it and you should be fine. Cut up pieces of thawed and de-shelled white shrimp (available from TNT market) is a popular food. You should be able to get your ray onto sinking pellets (Hikari Carnivore and later Massivore). Beware of feeding live worms as rays can get hooked on live food.

Best of luck and provide updates. :)
Thanks for the info....my family ordered it from a friend/co-worker, so won't be able to see what it's eating....I am getting excited though....will they eat raw salmon by chance?....I do a lot of salmon fishing and we are always having salmon once a week....also would aro's eat raw salmon by chance as a treat?....not sure if that question has been asked on this site before....if so I'll say my apologizes now....
 

cheon

New Member
#8
Salmon not a good idea.it is to oily to keep good water. Is the ray wild caught captive bred? Reason I ask iis their are 2 completely different diet plans depending where the ray originated from.
 
#9
Salmon not a good idea.it is to oily to keep good water. Is the ray wild caught captive bred? Reason I ask iis their are 2 completely different diet plans depending where the ray originated from.
that is a great question....i will ask where they are ordering it from....thanks about the salmon question....
 
#10
Salmon not a good idea.it is to oily to keep good water. Is the ray wild caught captive bred? Reason I ask iis their are 2 completely different diet plans depending where the ray originated from.
I have found out that it has been a captive bred ray....
 
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