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Freshwater stingrays find their way into home aquariums @sphasiaone

Freshwater stingrays find their way into home aquariums @sphasiaone

By Jacqueline Woo My Paper Friday, May 31, 2013 SINGAPORE - The freshwater stingray is fast becoming a mainstay in many home aquariums in Singapore. Fish farms told My Paper yesterday at the Aquarama and Pet Asia exhibitions in Marina Bay Sands that there is rising demand for such fish, which can cost $200 to $3,000 each, or even more. Mr Kenny Yap, executive chairman and managing director of ornamental-fish service provider Qian Hu, said that his firm has seen about a three-fold increase in sales of freshwater stingrays since it started importing and selling them more than 10 years ago. Mr H. W. Tan, director of Kin Star Aqua World, said he sells about 100 stingrays each month, up from 40 when he first introduced the fish into his business six years ago. On why freshwater stingrays have been growing in popularity, Mr Yap said customers are drawn to their "graceful movemen...

Full article: http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Singapore/Story...

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