Bluestripe Pipefish (Doryrhamphus excisus)

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Bluestripe Pipefish

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Bluestripe Pipefish

Doryrhamphus excisus

114 Litres (30 US G.)

5.1-7.6cm (2-3 ")

pH

8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

7-10 years

Family

Syngnathidae

This animal is available captive bred



Additional names

Bluestripe Pipefish

Additional scientific names

Doryrhamphus excisus excisus


Origin

Indo-Pacific and Eastern Pacific: Persian Gulf and East Africa to the west coast of the Americas.

Sexing

Not possible to visually sex.

Tank compatibility

Best kept in a mated pair, or a harem of one male, and many females. Can be kept with their relative, the seahorse.

Diet

A more eager feeder on frozen foods than some of its other pipefish relatives.

Feeding regime

Daily

Environment Specifics

Reef tank

Behaviour

Males are territorial

Identification

The body has a blue stripe. The tail is red to maroon with yellow, orange, and white markings.

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