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This fish was seen at the Texas state aquarium. Its flat, round, doesn't seem to have a pointed "nose" is brown w/yellow spots and a white belly. I do not have a complete picture and no way to share it here at the moment.



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Do a google image search for "paratrygon." Is this what you saw? If so, these are species of freshwater stingrays.



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Potamotrygon motoro



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I agree you saw a Motoro ray. They are very common in the pet trade but get pretty big. Not for less then a 2 ft wide tank. Should be even wider. Atleast a 6ft length as well



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Darn it! You beat me to it. Later last night, I turned the page on my fish atlas, saw that ray, and thought, "you know, that's probably what it is instead. Whatever. It's bed time. I'll throw in a new post in the morning."

That's what I get for my mortal sleeping needs. (sigh.)



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