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My New Acquisition : Potamotrygon Schroederi
May 29, 2008
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Mervyn
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Hi guys just to share with you my new tank mate : The Flower Ray, 7.5 inches, male and feeds on ghost shrimps.

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Sorry for the blurred pictures as they were taken with my Sony Erricsson K850i

Enjoy /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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Mervyn

May 29, 2008
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Awesome pick up mate, /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" />

May 29, 2008
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Thanks for the compliments Mike...watch out for the female coming soon....I hope...lol

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Awesome pick up mate, /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" />

May 29, 2008
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cool /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

May 29, 2008
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Thanks for the kind comments and warm words Malti..Cheers:)

May 29, 2008
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Super-cool Mervyn, that'll be gorgeous when it grows a bit /cool.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.gif" /> Are these as expensive in Singapore as over here?

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May 29, 2008
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Haha...I hope so dude....BTW, It's abt USD370 for a 7-7.5 incher here mate.

QUOTE(Matt @ May 29 2008, 06:54 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Super-cool Mervyn, that'll be gorgeous when it grows a bit /cool.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.gif" /> Are these as expensive in Singapore as over here?

May 29, 2008
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How many Singaporean Dollars Merv? That's an awful lot of money [about £190] more expensive than our Ray prices, at least last time I looked...

May 29, 2008
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It's SDG430 for the 7.5 inch on this Flower dunc....lol....for the SG market its considered reasonable, as some go as high as $580 for a nice 7.5 inch.

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Mervyn /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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How many Singaporean Dollars Merv? That's an awful lot of money [about £190] more expensive than our Ray prices, at least last time I looked...

May 29, 2008
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430 is about £160 - I think that's still pretty expensive, though in fairness I haven't checked in a good while.

May 29, 2008
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QUOTE(dunc @ May 29 2008, 06:55 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
How many Singaporean Dollars Merv? That's an awful lot of money [about £190] more expensive than our Ray prices, at least last time I looked...

Dunc it must have been a few years then! /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" /> This species is expensive here. I've seen them going for upwards of 300 quid each.

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May 29, 2008
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Very nice /wub.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wub:" border="0" alt="wub.gif" />

What sort of tank set up are they in?

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May 30, 2008
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Ray pricing is indeed an interesting topic...as it depends on the demand supply curve of economics...(e.g. during the ray ban which happened in Brazil) prices soared...thanks for you comments and discussion guys...Cheers.

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Mervyn /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

May 30, 2008
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Hey Eyrie,

Thanks for your compliments...They currently residing in a Length x Breath x Height (Ft): 4 x 2 x 2 with 2 tray overhead filter running at 3800 l/hr...Cheers /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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Very nice /wub.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wub:" border="0" alt="wub.gif" />

What sort of tank set up are they in?

May 30, 2008
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Has the ban been lifted then Mervyn?

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May 30, 2008
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Hehehe...to my understanding ...YES!!!! Happy times are coming /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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Has the ban been lifted then Mervyn?

May 30, 2008
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I asked a couple of people about this and it seems there has been a rumour circulating for ages that the ban will be lifted temporarily (for a month or two) to compensate exporters that are struggling since the ban on many L number plecs. Apparently though IBAMA has still to make a decision on this so nothing is confirmed. It seems that stingray breeding farms in Asia are also using the rumours to dictate price/demand etc. in order to maximise profits. Have you heard anything about this Mervyn?

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May 31, 2008
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To my understanding the bann has been lifted...however breeders, traders and hobbyists are kind of keeping mum in order to maintain the ray pricing.

Cheers,
Mervyn Smile

QUOTE(Matt @ May 30 2008, 10:15 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
I asked a couple of people about this and it seems there has been a rumour circulating for ages that the ban will be lifted temporarily (for a month or two) to compensate exporters that are struggling since the ban on many L number plecs. Apparently though IBAMA has still to make a decision on this so nothing is confirmed. It seems that stingray breeding farms in Asia are also using the rumours to dictate price/demand etc. in order to maximise profits. Have you heard anything about this Mervyn?

May 31, 2008
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Mervyn I'm not trying to be pedantic just keeping the forum on the right course information-wise, but the ban has not been lifted.

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June 2, 2008
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Roger that...thanks for the info Matt...Cheers:)

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Mervyn I'm not trying to be pedantic just keeping the forum on the right course information-wise, but the ban has not been lifted.

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