Archive for the ‘Knowledge’ Category

High Quality Pearl Rays

Monday, August 15th, 2011

 

 

Topstingray.com is very excited to announce that soon our new stocks of high quality Potamotrygon Pearl Rays will be available. We decided to make these high quality Potamotrygon Pearl Rays available due to the large number of requests made from our customers.

 

At Topstingray.com we understand that some of the Potamotrygon freshwater stingrays can be very expensive. These Pearl Rays are perfect for people in the beginner/intermediate level of stingray keeping. These Potamotrygon Pearl Rays are a lot easier to keep and breed; also they are much cheaper compared to Potamotrygon Leopoldi (Black Ray Species). Offering high quality Potamotrygon Pearl Rays is one of the steps to achieving our goal of providing everyone with chance to own a freshwater stingray.

 

 

There is now a whole new High Quality Pearl Ray section in our store menu. Be sure head over and check out our stocks while they last.

 
 

Tiger X Flower

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

 

Topstingray.com is proud to introduce our newly born Tiger cross Flower pup. It was born on the 20th May 2011 and is the first Tiger Flower stingray!

 

We have had success in breeding both pure Tiger Stingrays and Flower Stingrays before. On 17/05/2011, we have successfully crossed a Tiger Stingray with a Flower Stingray, resulting in this truely unquie Tiger Flower stingray. Unfortunately only a single male was born.

 

It is a well known fact amoung freshwater stingray breeders that Tiger Stingrays are very difficult to breed. Flower stingrays are even more difficult to breed then Tiger stingrays. As you would expsect breeding a cross between Tiger stingray and Flower stingray is say to be near impossible. Reasons for this is still unknown to even expert breeders and to us as well.

 

 

Pictured above is a Male pure breed Flower stingray.

 

 

Pictured above is a Female pure breed Tiger stingray. Bite marks are still visible from the mating behaviour of our Male pure breed Flower stingray.

 

 

This is the results of our successful cross breeding program. Notice the elongated tail, it has Flower pattern in the central region of the back. On the edges however Tiger patterns can be seen!

 

This fine specimen is a Male Tiger cross Flower stingray, he will not be offered for sale as he was the only one born in this batch.

 

H2 Super Hybrid

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

H2 Super Hybrid

 

It is our distinct pleasure to present the H2 Super Hybrid!
 
If you’re looking for a truly unique freshwater stingray, then our Super Hybrid H2 is definitely the freshwater stingray for you.
 
The H2 Super Hybrid has a light brown base color with large prominent orange spots surrounded by less prominent spots. The overall skin color of the H2 Super Hybrid is light brown and had very unusual white stripes on the tail. The intensity of the spots increases throughout the transformation process which goes on until the animal reaches full adulthood.
 
At Topstingray.com we refer to our H2 Super Hybrid as a “miracle” because it was not a planned part of our breeding program. The exact cross is a closely guarded secret.
 
Just like the H1 Super Hybrid; the H2 has an unmatched transformation process from birth to maturity. There will be photo updates of this transformation process on our website soon…..stay tuned!
 

Potamotrygon Leopoldi BlackDiamond Facts & Knowledge Part I

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

 

Potamotrygon Leopoldi is the scientific name for BlackDiamond stingrays. The “Black Diamond” part is just made up. It has no scientific value.
 
There is much confusion and misleading information about Potamotrygon Leopoldi BlackDiamonds out there.
 
Most commonly asked questions asked about BlackDiamonds consist of, What characteristics makes a common Potamotrygon Leopoldi a BlackDiamond? And / Or how do you tell if its a pure Potamotrygon Leopoldi BlackDiamond?
 
There are many varied views and opinions on this subject, but there are a few general guidelines that can help you to determine what a BlackDiamond is and what is not.
 
There are many that are “in between” the classifications of BlackDiamond and common Leopoldi.
 
To understand the origins of the Leopoldi BlackDiamond stingrays, we must first understand the relationship between Leopoldi Polkadot, Leopoldi Variants and Leopoldi BlackDiamonds.
 
These three species originated from the same ancestor.