RE: NANFA-- Trinectes maculatus

Jay DeLong (
Mon, 12 Nov 2001 10:31:06 -0800

> As with other flatfishes, hogchokers can change their color to
> blend in with
> their surroundings. For this reason, do not keep them in a tank with
> multi-colored gravel. This is a "very quick way to stress them out and
> shorten their lifespan," Castro warns.

Well, they sure have achieved the look of the multicolor gravel in their
tank. I don't really have any choice but to leave them there for now. Now,
if I had freshwater stingrays I'd get them their own tank with the proper

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

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