advice on pipefish?

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    i have decided to turn my juwel 240l into a species tank and i decided on pipefish it will be connected to my 350l via overflow so water volume and filtration wont be a problem it will just be them with cheato and maybe a sand sifting goby what species of pipefish should i keep and how many
     
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    Hi keegs,
    From what I've read, the dragonface is the easiest of the pipefish,although still classified as difficult.

    They eat mostly live copepods, so need an established system. Can also be weened onto frozens with patience.

    They should be kept as pair, or in groups, as they are very sociable...

    I would suggest you do a lot of reading before deciding on them ;)
     
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    i am leaning towards bluestriped are they to hard or should i stick to dragonfaces?
     
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    Blue stripes are rated as expert only.

    Can be kept as a pair, or as a group of 1 male, rest female.

    Males are said to be territorial. And all inhabitants should preferably be introduced at the same time.
     
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    I would recon a maximum of 5 blue stripes, and a max of 3 dragon faces
     
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    thanks gesiggie your a help as always should i keep cheato or another species for copepods to breed in?
     
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    No probs.
    You should definitely keep some macroalgae where the copepods can breed in.

    As the pipes only feed on pods, you should makesurethat youfirst get a steady population of pods settled before you get them

    You can also keep some other peaceful fish with the dragons, but try to keep species that will not compete for podds, else their foodsource will be depleted pretty soon!
     
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