Urobatis halleri (Haller's Round Ray or California Round Ray)

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  1. Chad Vossen

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    Don't rays naturally eat mollusk? I'd expect freshly killed clam on the shell from the super market would be a favorite. Even some crab meat would be a perfectly natural food.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I picked up some blackworms at Wet World on my way home from work today. Didn't get a response yet, but will try again when the ray is being more active. Will also be trying other various food options as well this weekend. If nothing in a week, I may need to bust out the Mazuri liquid diet for sharks & rays, but that comes with risks.
     
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    Uploaded the pics from when I was gathering data:
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    Was able to get a feeding response a few days ago. PE Mysis is what did it out of everything. I have also been trying to introduce other foods while feeding the mysis, but so far PE Mysis is it. I have been feeding twice a day -- before and after the lighting cycle. During the day he stays hidden in the sand, but explores around during lights out. Eventually he'll adapt more and be diurnal.
     
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    Great news, Riley.

    Have you done any more looking into other possible captive-bred accounts?
    Better yet, has anyone contacted you about your success?
     
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    That is awesome, thanks for the update


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    With as many public aquariums that keep these, I would be surprised if there wasn't any breeding accounts, yet I haven't found any so far on google. I'm sure there's a lot of unreported accounts, or none that are showing up easily on a search.
     

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