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The Many Banded Pipefish, doryrhamphos multiannulators, a unique species featuring a slender and elongated shape and makes a great addition in a peaceful home aquarium. Its body is encased in armor, and features a toothless mouth at the end of a long tubular snout. The Many Banded Pipefish needs quite a bit of attention and care and is recommend for advanced users only.
It can grow up to 7.5 inches and should be kept in a tank no less than 40 gallons. The Many Banded Pipefish is a docile and peaceful aquarium inhabitant and should not be housed with predators. The Many Banded Pipefish can be housed with many other pipefishes, and will sometimes form lovely pipefish-trains by floating together in a long row. The Many Banded Pipefish 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 Many Banded Pipefish should not be housed with sea anemone, aggressive shrimps or crabs.
the Many Banded Pipefish will eat a carnivorous diet of vitamin enriched Mysis and Brine Shrimp, along with Copepods and Macroalgae. It should be fed at least three times a daily for continued health. Pipefish are not great at competing for food and for this reason they should be kept in a tank with only other pipefishes or seahorses, or other slower moving and slower eating tank mates. They will thrive in a temperature range of 72 – 77oF and a pH of 8.1-8.4.