Posts Tagged ‘Leopoldi Variant’

Leopoldi Variant Supply Page

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Check out our new Leopoldi Variant supply page that has been completed. Click on the Leopoldi Variant tab in the drop down supply menu to navigate to our Leopoldi Variant supply page.



Other pages in our supply menu will be completed in the coming weeks. Topstingray is in the process of renovating our website, we apologize for any inconvenience.



TopStingray Team



Mini Potamotrygon Leopoldi Variant

Saturday, July 9th, 2011


Topstingray has achieved another seemingly impossible task; this time we have a dwarf Potamotrygon Leopoldi Variant which measured only 2.5″ in diameter! Usually black stingray pups that are born this small in size usually are guaranteed to die shortly after birth.


Some breeders believe that this is due to the premature nature of the pup when it is born. Like in any animal, including human beings, prematurely born offspring/babies have very little chance of surviving.


But because of our own special techniques, we have successfully kept this premature dwarf Potamotrygon Leopoldi Variant for over four months. This black stingray pup was born in a batch of 5 other Potamotrygon Leopoldi Variants, but this was the only one that was this small. For the Topstingray team; this was by far the most difficult task for us to achieve to date.


Head over to the video gallery to check out videos of our Dwarf Potamotrygon Leopoldi Variant or use the link provided to navigate to our YouTube channel for videos of other fishes.


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Sunday, June 5th, 2011


June 2011 stock is now available, check out our new Potamotrygon Leopoldi BlackDiamond, Potamotrygon Galaxy P14 F5 and Leopoldi Variants stingrays in the supply section.


If you are seriously interested, don’t wait around because our stocks do not last long once they are available. has a policy of, first come first served.


Leopoldi Variant Background

Saturday, May 21st, 2011


Leopoldi BlackDiamond was introduced into our breeding program 5 years previously. Since then we have experimented with cross breeding “Leopoldi BlackDiamonds” with “Leopoldi Polkadots.”


The results are the “Leopoldi Variants.” After our successful selective breeding program over the last 5 years has produced the Leopoldi Variants of the highest quality, as can be seen in our Leopoldi Variant supply.


It is important not to mistake these Leopoldi Variants for Leopoldi BlackDiamonds.


Although some Leopoldi Variants may seem to look similar to some Leopoldi BlackDiamonds and can be hard to distinguish between the two, the prices are very different between them.


Our freshwater Leopoldi Variants are a cross between Leopoldi BlackDiamond and Leopoldi Polkadots.


The process of selective breeding is by no means an exact science and this is the reason for the many “in between” variants between Leopoldi Polkadots and Leopoldi BlackDiamonds.