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 ")


8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

7-10 years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

Bluestripe Pipefish

Additional scientific names

Doryrhamphus excisus excisus

Origin[edit | edit source]

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

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males have ridges on top of snout. Females have smooth snouts. Males have brood pouches.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

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

Diet[edit | edit source]

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

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Reef tank

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Males are territorial. Two males will fight to the death. Sometimes two females will fight.

Identification[edit | edit source]

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

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