This is an extremely variable species that, along with other members of the family, is becoming increasingly popular. Stingrays are most definitely not suitable for new aquarists and should in any case be treated with caution because of the dangers posed by the sting. Seek specialist advice and consult specialist literature before purchase.
Other common names
- Ocellated Stingray, Peacock-eye Stingray
- Potamotrygon laticeps
- Widespread in tropical South America.
- Up to 20in (50cm).
- Tolerant; may be kept in a group; spends much time buried in the substratum with only the eyes showing.
- Bottom-dwelling livefoods, chunky meat-based or fish-based formulations, and sinking deep-frozen diets.
- Large, well filtered, with some floating vegetation, well-bedded rocks or bogwood pieces, and deep, fine-grained substratum. Slightly acid to neutral, soft to medium-hard water accepted. Temperature range: 75-79°F (24-26°C).
- No documented accounts of aquarium breeding currently available.