Introducing the Banded Pipefish, a breathtaking and agile fish with a unique and striking appearance! This reef pipefish, also known as a flagtail pipefish, is a remarkable swimmer and rarely touches the substrate. In its natural habitat, this majestic creature can be found gliding under rocky overhangs, among colorful corals, or near the ocean floor. Its slender and graceful body is adorned with dark red and black rings, while its tail boasts a vibrant red color with a delicate white border and center dot. Don't miss the opportunity to add this beautiful and fascinating species to your underwater world.
Due to the Banded Pipefish's eating habits we suggest expert's only purchase these fish. It normally prefers to eat only live copepods in a mature reef aquarium with plenty of live rock or macroalgae. An ideal diet to start this fish on is Live Copepods and vitamin-enriched live baby brine shrimp. However, live baby brine should not make up the majority of its diet. Over time, the Banded Pipefish may become accustomed to eating frozen CYCLOP-EEZE, small Mysis, and Nutramar Ova.
Searching for the perfect nourishment for your pipefish? We suggest AlgaGen Tisbe biminiensis.
In a mesmerizing courtship ritual, the female bonds her sticky eggs to the flat surface on the male's belly. When provided with ample nourishment, these graceful creatures will frequently reproduce in a home aquarium. Though it may be challenging to distinguish between sexes, mature males often display a flattened appearance due to their brood pouch, while females have a more rounded shape.
Passionately believe that the social Banded Pipefish (Dunckerocampus Dactylophorus) thrives in groups or mated pairs in a spacious 50-gallon aquarium. Allow these magnificent creatures to coexist with peaceful, small fish like gobies and firefish, but steer clear of aggressive or fast-moving companions. Avoid placing them with anemones or corals that may harm them, as well as invertebrates such as crabs and large shrimp.
Purchase Size: approx 4-5"
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