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)
This animal is available captive bred
- 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.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )