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Pipefish - Ringed
Doryrhamphus dactyliophorus
 
 
 
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Tank Stats
Size: 3-5 inches
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Brine
Origin: Indian Ocean
Acclimation Time: 2+ hours
Coral Safe: Yes
Invertebrate Safe: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons
  
  

The Pipefish - Ringed prefers to live in an environment with caves and crevices. It can grow up to 4 inches, and exhibits an elongated body which is quite similar to a small eel when it comes to body shape. The Pipefish - Ringed features greenish-yellow with black rings spaced evenly on its body, hence it is named aptly as the ringed pipefish. It is not easy to care and maintain, therefore it is only recommended for advanced aquarists. The Pipefish - Ringed is a peaceful and reef safe species, and should be kept in not less than 50 gallons. It can be kept with other pipefishes and seahorses, and other ornamental invertebrates. But it should not be housed with stinging corals, since the stinging effect can lead to injury to the pipefish. The Pipefish - Ringed should never be combined with triggerfish, porcupine fish, wrasses and blennies, since the pipefish is a peaceful fish and will not be able to fend for itself in captivity against these aforementioned species, and eventually you may lose your pipefish. The tank should contain overhangs, crevices, caves as hiding spots for giving a natural and realistic shelter to this fish. The Pipefish - Ringed thrives well in temperature range of 72-78 degrees Fahrenheit, and pH of 8.1-8.4. It eats very slowly and is carnivores in nature therefore should be fed with different meaty foods, such as, brine shrimp, grass shrimp, mysis shrimp, long with some vitamin enriched shrimps to maintain its beautiful colored pattern. The Pipefish - Ringed should be fed at least three times a day for its continued good health.

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