Posts Tagged ‘Potamotrygon’

Super Big Spot Black Diamond

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013



At TopStingray, it has all along been our custom and tradition to share some of the magnificent Black Diamond freshwater stingrays we make.


Once again, we have done it again. We would love for everyone in the stingray world to share our pride and joy. This particular stingray came from parentage of big spot Black Diamonds.


Here is a picture of the stingray when it was first born. It has now qualified to become one of our Super Big Spot Black Diamond pups…




This next 2 pictures shows the same Black Diamond pup growing up and look how nicely it has developed in colour and contrast. This is how we qualify our Black Diamonds to be big spot pups because if you notice, the spots on the stingray has not remained the same size, but had grown along with the stingray. Creating one of the more superior Big Spot Black Diamond pups we have made in these few months.




So, with enough said, we at TopStingray would hope for everyone in the stingray world to enjoy these pictures and share with us our joys in trying to create some of the best looking freshwater Leopoldi Black Diamond stingrays in the world.


Until next time…




TopStingray Team



Transformation of The Royal Galaxy P14 Stingray

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Today, TopStingray would like to share information and insights of one of the most amazing transformations amongst all the freshwater stingrays.


The Royal Galaxy P14 Stingray…


This particular freshwater stingray goes through the most amazing and drastic transformation process amongst all freshwater stingray species.


When born, the Royal Galaxy P14 has a light brownish base color and white spider-web like markings. Looking something like this…





The colors and markings on the stingray looks nothing near anything it would become when it grows up. As it grows to around 6 to 7 inches, pattern wise, the stingray starts to form whitish looking spots in the centre of each of the spaces in the spider-web and expands to cover the holes in the spider web. In other words, the lines of the spider-web slowly lightens up and disappears in the process. The brownish base then starts to turn dark and subsequently black.





Once entering semi adult-hood, the stingray would already be having an almost fully dark or black base color with clear signs of white spots all over. By now, the spider-web lines on its disc would already be almost, if not completely gone.





From here forth, the transformation process is nearly complete but nonetheless, never ending as the Royal Galaxy P14’s spots would get clearer and white as the stingray grows everyday.


In the end, it would have went from a dull brownish looking stingray with spider-web markings to one of the most amazing looking freshwater stingray with a black base color and small spots all over its disc.


At TopStingray, we are proud to be able to reproduce this wonderful freshwater stingray for sale as well as to share with everyone this beautiful transformation process and insight.






TopStingray Team



2013 Showcases

Monday, January 14th, 2013


Once again, TopStingray has surpassed our own standards and is now one step closer to producing the more than perfect Black Diamond.


This blog showcases this awesome pup which we have just got. Check out the full fledged rims and HUGE spottings. One look and immediately, anyone who is stingray crazy would know that this is an awesome ray. With spots and rims like this at such a young age, this pup shows great development capabilities.


Born from thousand island parentage, this pup would soon grow up to be one of our top class Black Diamond stingrays.


TopStingray has again proved to everyone that with the right genetics and selective pairing, great looking stingrays with awesome patterns and super white spots would be the next big thing to expect from us.


A little on the spots and rims. Take a close look to see how white the spots are, how big they are and check out those rims, WOW!!!


All in all, a super looking ray if you ask us. Anyway, enough talk for now and lets just enjoy the pictures.


At TopStingray, we pride ourselves in producing some of the most premium grade Black Diamonds around and we would constantly be challenging and upgrading our skills and the standards of our stingrays.


Check out the development of Black Diamond pupp at 7 inches down below.



Potamotrygon sp. “Pearl”

Monday, April 30th, 2012


Check out our new Potamotrygon sp. “Pearl” supply page that has been completed. Click on the Pearl Ray tab in the drop down supply menu to navigate to our Pearl Ray 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.



H4 Super Hybrid

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012


It is with great pride and joy that we present the H4 Super Hybrid!


The H4 Super Hybrid has a black base colour and solid white patterns which covers the entire disc of the stingray. The intensity of the pattern increases throughout the transformation process. Doesn’t the patterns on the ray look like corals? Well, we call him “Coral Boy”; just like how we name all our other rays so as to recognize them on a personal level.


The H4 Super Hybrid is yet another “miracle” because it was not a planned part of our breeding program. The exact cross is of course a closely guarded secret we protect with our lives!


Just like the other Super Hybrids; the H4 has an unmatched transformation process from birth to maturity. There will be photo updates of this transformation process on our website soon… stay tuned!



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.


Click on the link below:



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.


June Supply Update

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011


Due to the limited supply and high demand for our Potamotrygon Leopoldi BlackDiamond stingrays, we are currently almost out of stock.


We will have more stock available in early June 2011. Updates will be posted in the coming weeks, so be sure to check back on as we will serve on a first come, first served basis. So if your interested don’t wait arround, our stocks do not last long once they become available.


Topstingray is working hard to increase the number of BlackDiamonds produced in month, but top quality BlackDiamond stingrays take time to develop. As is the case for most of our high quality stingrays.


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.


May Supply Updates!

Thursday, May 12th, 2011


New supply for May is now available! Check out our new high quality stocks of Leopoldi BlackDiamonds and Leopoldi Variants in the supply section.


More stocks will be available in the next two weeks, stay tuned to!