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Janss' Pipefish, Doryrhamphus janssi, has a blue front and back region bisected by a large section of red/orange. These unique fish make perfect dwellers in small seahorse and pipefish only tanks. They are found most abundantly off the coasts of southeast Asia.
Janss' Pipefish Care Facts
Janss' Pipefish is best kept on a carnivorous diet of live copepods found on live rock as well as macroalgaes. They can eat frozen brine and mysis but this should not be their main source of sustenance.
Due to their unusual feeding habits, Janss' Pipefish should only be kept by experienced aquarists.
They are best kept with other pipefish or seahorses in a tank of at least 25 gallons.
They should NOT be housed with inverts bearing stinging tentacles or large claws.
Janss' Pipefish should be housed in tanks with plenty of live rock creating places for them to hide.
They are often successfully bred in home aquariums when kept well fed.
Overall Janss' Pipefish is extremely unique in both appearance and habit. They require intense care and tank specification to ensure the best survivability rates of the pipefish in your aquarium.