The Blue Striped Pipefish has an orange body with a blue stripe running down both sides, from its snout to the tail. The tail is flag like and can be variable in color. The Blue Striped Pipefish prefers the under side of rocks, caves or crevices. The Blue Striped Pipefish have a tube like mouth with no teeth and small gill openings. Syngnathids can move their eyes independently (like chameleons). Pipe fishes inhabit sheltered areas in coral reefs, sea grass beds and sandy lagoons.