Brazilian Electric Stingray

(Narcine brasiliense)

Narcine Stingrays should be added to very large aquariums with wide open swim areas and a good filter system. Stingrays also require a fine sand bed as they may partially bury themselves in the sand, concealing themselves from predators. Stingrays may be sensitive to copper, do not treat aquarium with copper products. Provide Stingrays with a diet rich in meaty based foods. They are social among their own species. Narcine Stingrays are tolorant to salinity changes and have been seen in brackish areas. Females have been known to out live males and tend to be larger. Stingrays can produce electrical discharges with their electric organs paralyzing their prey. Ensure a tight fitting lid as Stingrays may jump.

Brazilian Electric Stingray are also sometimes known as the Lesser Numbfish. Not often seen in the aquarium trade. Brazilian Electric Stingray are brown and white with a white belly. Brazilian Electric Stingray can grow to slightly more than 17".

We recommend a minimum aquarium size of 150 gallons or larger for this species.

Water conditions: Salinity 1.020 - 1.025, Temp (F) 72 - 78, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Alkalinity 8 - 12 dKH

  • Care: CareDifficultDifficult
  • Behavior: BehaviorAgressiveAgressive
  • Diet: DietFrozen FoodFrozen Food DietLive FoodLive Food
  • Habitat: HabitatSand FlatSand Flat
  • Light: LightMediumMedium