If you’re a saltwater aquarist, you may have never heard of black diamond stingrays, an eye-catching variety of the Leopoldi stingray, Potamotrygon leopoldi. Although black diamond stingrays are a freshwater fish, that doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate them. Upon first watching the video above you may wonder how the trick of light has been played that makes these white spotted black stingrays appear to float. Having seen and filmed some of the more striking black diamond stingray varieties in person, we can share that the jet black body color of the rays and their bright white spots are so striking that their contrast practically forces digital cameras to make them appear this way.
Before you cozy up to the idea of getting some Leopoldi or Black Diamond stingrays yourself, bear in mind that an average leopoldi price starts out at about $500, but for Black Diamond stingrays you’ll need a lot more than that to obtain stingray pups with anywhere near the potential to look like the unbelievable specimens in these videos. North Americans looking to get their hands on top quality Black Diamond stingrays should contact the stingray specialists at H2O Custom Aquatics.