Urgent help needed pipe fish

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  1. tyronvs

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    My pipefish just had babies what do i do
     
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  3. Quintin

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    Wow.
    Now that doesn't happen very often.
    They breed and reproduce very much the same was as ponies.
    You will need to scoop the babies out into a small holding tank with an airpump and an airstone...

    You will also need to feed them live baby brine shrimp.
    Best person for advise on this is @Seahorse
     
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    He's in Durbs at the moment so don't know when he'll reply to the thread.
     
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    Congrats anyway as Q said that hardly happens. Best bet would be a kreisel tank to raise them. What species of pipes are they because not all species can eat BBS from birth...
     
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    Dont know. Its black
     
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    Are you able to post a pic so that I can check please? A clear pic please?
     
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    I know what you can do give it to me:thumbup:
     
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    congrats, thats great news...what species of pipe out of intrest
     
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    WOW..:thumbup:..thats not often on this forum where we get to read a pipe fish has bred..
    well done obviously shows that your parameters are in check..yeah i read on the net that brine shrimp is the best way to go...in a bucket with a sponge filter and switching it off during feeding times...all the best in raising the pipes...
     
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    Pipes are difficult to raise...you'll need rotifers and possibly copepods. I think the only species that might go straight onto BS would be alligator pipes because they're pretty big.
     
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    :eek::eek:Did i read correctly Alligator pipes...
     
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    Hi Guys, yes I am in Durban but spotted the post (limited internet). How long have you had your pipefish ? Did they breed in captivity. The reason for asking is that a number of Pet Shops has been passing on new born pipefish to me (I will upload some video).

    They are incredible but impossible to raise. The last discussion on the Sea-horse forum has yet to provide any captive bred pipefish. Because of their size they will not eat brine shrimp but as Quentin suggested any attempt at raising them even with newly hatched brine shrimp is better than no attempt at all.

    If you can get your hand on rotifer and green water cultures you might be one of the first to change the luck of those who have tried and failed. I have in the past managed 3 - 4 days at the most. Sadly a clear indication that they starved.

    If you have a video, please share as they are incredible to see and footage of them are limited. I will upload tomorrow.

    Good luck - here is hoping that you are the game changer.
     
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