Long snout pipefish
Long thin pencilfish with a long dorsal fin used for propulsion and a slender long tail that lacks a fin.
- Scientific Name: Stigmatophora macropterygia
- Habitat: Usually found inhabiting harbours and sheltered coastlines amongst seaweeds around rocky areas in fairly shallow water, can be found in deeper waters as well. They are more active at dusk and night than in the daytime spending most of the day anchored by their tail to rocks or weed.
- Temperament: Peaceful, Easy to keep in a mature system if you can supply live foods.
- Tank Age/Maturity: 100 litres At least six months old Preferably longer to establish a Pd population
- Diet: Pipefish feed on small crustaceans, such as amphipods and shrimp, which are sucked into their tube-like snouts and ingested whole, in the aquarium they can be fed on live mysid Shrimp, mosquito wrigglers, daphnia and whiteworms (very fatty) also frozen foods such as mysid and brineshrimp
- Threatened Species: N/A
- Special Requirements: Easily out competed for food by faster fish, does well with Weed fish and seahorses.Pipefish should only be kept in a mature, cycled marine aquarium. Their tank must have gentle to moderate currents for them as they are not strong swimmers and to enable them to be able to feed properly. Very hard to get to accept frozen foods
- Size: 22cm