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Banded Pipefish

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Banded Pipefish
viper357, 18 Mar 2016
Fish Info:
Banded Pipefish (Doryrhamphus dactyliophorus)
Family: Syngnathidae
Local Name: Banded Pipefish
Max Size: 18cm
Care Level: 5
Min Tank Volume: 120L
Temperature: 23-29°C
Salinity: 1.020-1.025sg
pH: 8-8.4
Hardness: 8-12dKH
Origin: Indo-Pacific.
Habitat: Found swimming under rocky overhangs, corals, or close to the floor of its reef habitat.
Diet: Difficult to keep due to its unusual feeding requirements. It normally prefers to eat only live copepods in a mature reef aquarium with plenty of live rock or macroalgae. Vitamin-enriched live baby brine shrimp. However, live baby brine should not make up the majority of its diet. Over time, the Banded Pipefish may become accustomed to eating frozen shrimp.
Behaviour: Peacful.
Suitability: Reef safe but can not be kept with invertebrates with tentacles (for example: corals and anemones) as they may harm it.
Community: Must be kept secluded from other species of fish.
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    Pipefish
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    Date:
    18 Mar 2016
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