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Discussion in 'Oddball's institute' started by Mr._Fishy, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. Mr._Fishy

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    Anybody know anything about these? I have the chance to get some of these but I don't really know anything about them besides the fact that they grow to around 40 cm and eat insects and invertebrates.

    Ryan

     
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    invader I'm a girl.

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    Fella Research!

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    Any chance you can share your info with the rest of us? ;)
     
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    invader I'm a girl.

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    Ah, sorry. I was telling Mr. Fishy that there is a member on another forum who has these and I wasn't sure if I could post that or not.
     
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    As with any pipefish the frequency of the feedings are the main focus. Since pipefish do not store much body fat they need to be fed almost twice a day. If you can get ahold a steady supply of guppy or livebearers smaller than the pipefishe's mouth you migh do okay. Really it comes down to what you think belongs in captivity. Personally I try not to support the importation of certain species by buying them. I'm not wild about most pipefish.
     
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    I concur with Marine/Freshwater above. Pipefish are incredibly difficult to keep for any but the most experienced hobbyists. They need to be kept alone, in groups, and must have suitable foods fed to them every day. Most specimens only ever take live food, though some will adapt to good wet frozen foods. A while back I wrote a piece for TFH, and Bob Fenner's reprinted it up at the Wet Web Media site, here:

    http://www.wetwebmedia.com/brackishsubwebi...ipeshorsart.htm

    The vast majority of specimens die within days or weeks of being brought home down to nothing more than lack of food. In other regards they are often quite hardy and adaptable. So I'd suggest you read up on keeping wild-caught seahorses, with which pipefish are virtually identical in terms of care.

    Cheers, Neale
     
  7. Mr._Fishy

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    Alright then, I guess I'll pass on them. I don't think feeding would have been that much of an issue but I don't have a large spare tank to turn into a species tank for these fish.

    Ryan

    EDIT: Oh, and btw the link doesn't work.
     
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    The link works fine for me!

    Cheers, Neale

     
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    Hmm, both the links work fine now. Thanks!

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