Get Your MonsterFishKeepers Cap

Welcome to MonsterFishKeepers.com

The members of this forum have come together to share our knowledge and experiences of fish keeping. We want to answer your questions, offer advice and fill the galleries with pictures of the fish we have all grown to love.

We are a unique community of Fish Keepers who seriously take our hobby to extremes and the NEXT level. The majority of our fish collections include RARE & EXOTIC Species of all sizes, BIG FISH with BIG APPETITES and BIG TANKS. It's not easy for most people or other "regular" fish keepers to understand why we maintain this type of collection and spare no expense on this fascinating hobby.

Hopefully, through this site and discussion forums we can encourage the next generation of Monster Fish Keepers to have the same passion and love we have for the hobby and our Monster Fish .

As one of the founding members, I personally invite you to register and join us today. Currently you are viewing this site as our guest which only gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and photo galleries.

Registration is FREE and very easy! When you register, you'll have instant access to....

  • • Post and participate in discussions about your passion for fish keeping
  • • Have your own Photo Gallery and the ability to upload your images
  • • View and comment on the gallery
  • • Participate in MFK contests, promotions, and discounts
  • • Use of private messaging to communicate with other community members


  • We're constantly striving to improve our community to help make your Monster Fish Keeping hobby fulfilling and interesting. Comments are welcome.


    WE ARE MONSTER FISH KEEPERS!

    -MFK STAFF



    Black spots in the white of a a black diamond?

    Discussion in 'Stingrays' started by Orthopod, Feb 11, 2019.

    1. Orthopod

      Orthopod Plecostomus

      Real Name:
      Joined:
      Feb 22, 2010
      Messages:
      387
      Likes Received:
      136
      Trophy Points:
      61
      Location:
      Seattle
      Last Seen:
      Today at 1:52 AM
      not sure if this is just the way this Ray is developing or some kind of parasite/infection?

      The rays started developing these dots in the white about a year ago. No sign of illness and on no other Ray. I’ve grown her up from 5 inches. She’s about 18 inches now.

      Any thoughts?

      D080F093-3DA9-4EA5-9E26-A2C4E5C67642.jpeg 58F999A4-EDFE-427F-BD9F-36BE3B8AD0F0.jpeg 424B6FD2-83E0-49E3-B65E-B90979721CAD.jpeg
       
      Matteus likes this.
    2. gtw7983

      gtw7983 Exodon

      Real Name:
      Michael Wang
      Joined:
      Oct 1, 2016
      Messages:
      18
      Likes Received:
      25
      Trophy Points:
      21
      Gender:
      Male
      Last Seen:
      Yesterday at 5:49 AM
      following
       
    3. ShadowStryder

      ShadowStryder Blue Tier VIP

      Real Name:
      Joined:
      Apr 4, 2007
      Messages:
      6,328
      Likes Received:
      764
      Trophy Points:
      449
      Location:
      Nunya
      Last Seen:
      Today at 12:31 AM
      Likely eclipsing or breaking up.
       
      Matteus, kno4te and Orthopod like this.
    4. Orthopod

      Orthopod Plecostomus

      Real Name:
      Joined:
      Feb 22, 2010
      Messages:
      387
      Likes Received:
      136
      Trophy Points:
      61
      Location:
      Seattle
      Last Seen:
      Today at 1:52 AM
      Appreciate the response. Thx
       
    5. jim barry

      jim barry Redtail Catfish

      Real Name:
      Joined:
      Jun 21, 2006
      Messages:
      2,778
      Likes Received:
      826
      Trophy Points:
      150
      Gender:
      Male
      Location:
      U.K
      Last Seen:
      Yesterday at 7:53 AM
      This is just down to the quality of the ray. They are known as 'dirty' spots.
      As far as I know its in the genes/bloodline of the ray and nothing to do with things such as water quality. Diet 'may' play a part?
       
      SHARK13, Matteus, Orthopod and 2 others like this.
    6. ShadowStryder

      ShadowStryder Blue Tier VIP

      Real Name:
      Joined:
      Apr 4, 2007
      Messages:
      6,328
      Likes Received:
      764
      Trophy Points:
      449
      Location:
      Nunya
      Last Seen:
      Today at 12:31 AM
      Yep or like Jim said could be dirty spotting....
       
      Orthopod likes this.
    7. Orthopod

      Orthopod Plecostomus

      Real Name:
      Joined:
      Feb 22, 2010
      Messages:
      387
      Likes Received:
      136
      Trophy Points:
      61
      Location:
      Seattle
      Last Seen:
      Today at 1:52 AM
      She started out pure white - is it typical they develop later on?

      Thanks for the input. Much appreciated.
       
      jim barry likes this.
    8. jim barry

      jim barry Redtail Catfish

      Real Name:
      Joined:
      Jun 21, 2006
      Messages:
      2,778
      Likes Received:
      826
      Trophy Points:
      150
      Gender:
      Male
      Location:
      U.K
      Last Seen:
      Yesterday at 7:53 AM
      Its not typical no, as I said it is down to the quality of the gene pool and bloodline parentage.
       
      Matteus and Orthopod like this.
    9. moosemj

      moosemj Bronze Tier VIP

      Real Name:
      Joined:
      Oct 27, 2012
      Messages:
      915
      Likes Received:
      837
      Trophy Points:
      865
      Location:
      Illinois
      Last Seen:
      Yesterday at 11:20 PM
      Sometimes if the area is scraped up they will heal that wa as well. I have rays that had a pure white spot that was bit and it healed back broken up a bit like that. Shouldn’t be a health issue though.
       
      Matteus, Orthopod and ShadowStryder like this.
    10. Orthopod

      Orthopod Plecostomus

      Real Name:
      Joined:
      Feb 22, 2010
      Messages:
      387
      Likes Received:
      136
      Trophy Points:
      61
      Location:
      Seattle
      Last Seen:
      Today at 1:52 AM
      Thanks - it’s possible an exuberant male harassing her could be responsible
       
      moosemj likes this.

    Share This Page

    zoomed.com
    hikariusa.com
    aqaimports.com
    Store