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Pipefish - Alligator
Syngnathoides biaculeatus
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Tank Stats
Size: 5-6 inches
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Feeder Shrimp, Live Brine
Origin: Indian Ocean
Acclimation Time: 2+ hours
Coral Safe:
Invertebrate Safe:
Minimum Tank Size:

The Pipefish - Alligator is a small in size that also resembles a seahorse, but this specie exhibits a straight body, unlike the body of a seahorse. The Pipefish ? Alligator has a long and thin body, which makes it a snake like creature. It is named aptly because of its snout which looks like a pipe. The Alligator pipefish doesn?t have any teeth, and its skeleton is highly specialized, and has developed into armored plating. It is equipped with a dorsal fin, which is also responsible for its locomotion. The Pipefish - Alligator is a comparatively weak swimmer, and prefers to float in the current in the aquarium. It can grow up to 12 inches in the wild, therefore keeping it in a larger aquarium is recommended. The Pipefish - Alligator is basically docile and peaceful aquarium inhabitant. It can be fed with small ghost shrimp, brine shrimp, or mysis shrimps. The Pipefish - Alligator can be housed with many other pipe fishes, and looks lovely when they will form a ??pipefish-trains?? by floating together in a long row. Since the seahorse enjoys grabbing the alligator pipefish by the tale and hitch-hike, it serves a special relationship with sea horse and thus keeping it with seahorse is a safe option. The Pipefish - Alligator requires plenty of plants in its tank so as to imitate its natural habitat. It is considered reef safe but with caution, because it loves to hook its tail onto things, and if it does on stinging coral, then it might be in trouble. The Pipefish - Alligator should not be housed with sea anemone, aggressive shrimps or crabs. It should be fed at least three times a day and with vitamin enriched mysis shrimps.

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