Reef Frontiers en-us http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish Wed, 18 Jul 2018 07:04:02 +0000 PhotoPost Pro 7.0 60 Shortnose Pipefish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=449&title=shortnose-pipefish&cat=515 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=449&amp;title=shortnose-pipefish&amp;cat=515"><img title="41Shortnose_pipefish.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/515/thumbs/41Shortnose_pipefish.jpg" alt="41Shortnose_pipefish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Micrognathus andersonii Max. size: 8.5 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine ; depth range 0 - 10 m Distribution: Indo-Pacific: East Africa and Red Sea to Samoa, north to southern Japan, south to Tonga; Belau, to the eastern Caroline and Mariana Islands in Micronesia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-24; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 3. Pale to dark brown in color, often with 2-3 blotches on sides of trunk. Biology: Inhabits tide pools, reef flats, and shallow sand flats among algae or seagrasses to a depth of 5 m or more. Aquarium Care:This Pipefish is difficult to keep in an aquarium and should be kept with other pipefish and seahorses in a separate species-only tank that is 50 gallons or larger with multiple caves and overhangs. It will not harm ornamental invertebrates in a reef setting. DO NOT HOUSE it with invertebrates with stinging tentacles (most corals and anemones), because they can harm it. The Banded Pipefish reacts poorly when harassed by other more aggressive fish such as blennies, wrasses, tobies, triggerfish, and porcupinefish. The diet should consist of small live invertebrates such as vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, baby guppies, grass shrimp, mosquito larva, and daphnia. If the Banded Pipefish will eat them, frozen mysid shrimp provide good nutrition. It needs to be fed at least three times per day, and is a very slow eater because of its tiny tubular mouth. mojoreef Wed, 29 Dec 2004 17:02:09 +0000 Tiger Pipefish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=450&title=tiger-pipefish&cat=515 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=450&amp;title=tiger-pipefish&amp;cat=515"><img title="41Tiger_pipefish.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/515/thumbs/41Tiger_pipefish.jpg" alt="41Tiger_pipefish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Filicampus tigris Max. size: 29.6 cm SL (male/unsexed) Environment: demersal; marine ; depth range 2 - 27 m Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean and Western Pacific: Australia (Western Australia, South Australia, Queensland and New South Wales). Biology: Occurs over mud, sand, rubble and rocky bottoms. Males may be brooding at 17.5 cm SL. Aquarium Care:This Pipefish is difficult to keep in an aquarium and should be kept with other pipefish and seahorses in a separate species-only tank that is 50 gallons or larger with multiple caves and overhangs. It will not harm ornamental invertebrates in a reef setting. DO NOT HOUSE it with invertebrates with stinging tentacles (most corals and anemones), because they can harm it. The Banded Pipefish reacts poorly when harassed by other more aggressive fish such as blennies, wrasses, tobies, triggerfish, and porcupinefish. The diet should consist of small live invertebrates such as vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, baby guppies, grass shrimp, mosquito larva, and daphnia. If the Banded Pipefish will eat them, frozen mysid shrimp provide good nutrition. It needs to be fed at least three times per day, and is a very slow eater because of its tiny tubular mouth. mojoreef Wed, 29 Dec 2004 17:02:09 +0000 Rock Pipefish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=445&title=rock-pipefish&cat=515 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=445&amp;title=rock-pipefish&amp;cat=515"><img title="41Rock_pipefish.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/515/thumbs/41Rock_pipefish.jpg" alt="41Rock_pipefish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Phoxocampus belcheri Max. size: 7.2 cm SL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine ; depth range 0 - 25 m Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa, eastward to Japan and Fiji Islands. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 20-24; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 3-4 Biology: Occurs in tide pools and rocky or coral reefs. Aquarium Care:This Pipefish is difficult to keep in an aquarium and should be kept with other pipefish and seahorses in a separate species-only tank that is 50 gallons or larger with multiple caves and overhangs. It will not harm ornamental invertebrates in a reef setting. DO NOT HOUSE it with invertebrates with stinging tentacles (most corals and anemones), because they can harm it. The Banded Pipefish reacts poorly when harassed by other more aggressive fish such as blennies, wrasses, tobies, triggerfish, and porcupinefish. The diet should consist of small live invertebrates such as vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, baby guppies, grass shrimp, mosquito larva, and daphnia. If the Banded Pipefish will eat them, frozen mysid shrimp provide good nutrition. It needs to be fed at least three times per day, and is a very slow eater because of its tiny tubular mouth. mojoreef Wed, 29 Dec 2004 17:02:08 +0000 Shultz's Pipefish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=446&title=shultz-27s-pipefish&cat=515 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=446&amp;title=shultz-27s-pipefish&amp;cat=515"><img title="41Schultz_s_pipefish.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/515/thumbs/41Schultz_s_pipefish.jpg" alt="41Schultz_s_pipefish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Corythoichthys schultzi Max. size: 16.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine ; depth range 2 - 30 m Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to Tonga, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 25-31. Superior trunk and tail ridges discontinuous; lateral trunk ridges straight, ending near anal ring; inferior trunk and tail ridges continuous; body rings 15-17; tail rings 32-39. Biology: Found among corals or sea fans in lagoon and seaward reefs. Adults in pairs or small aggregations when in the open or in safe places at night Aquarium Care:This Pipefish is difficult to keep in an aquarium and should be kept with other pipefish and seahorses in a separate species-only tank that is 50 gallons or larger with multiple caves and overhangs. It will not harm ornamental invertebrates in a reef setting. DO NOT HOUSE it with invertebrates with stinging tentacles (most corals and anemones), because they can harm it. This Pipefish reacts poorly when harassed by other more aggressive fish such as blennies, wrasses, tobies, triggerfish, and porcupinefish. The diet should consist of small live invertebrates such as vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, baby guppies, grass shrimp, mosquito larva, and daphnia. If the Banded Pipefish will eat them, frozen mysid shrimp provide good nutrition. It needs to be fed at least three times per day, and is a very slow eater because of its tiny tubular mouth. mojoreef Wed, 29 Dec 2004 17:02:08 +0000 Scribed Pipefish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=447&title=scribed-pipefish&cat=515 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=447&amp;title=scribed-pipefish&amp;cat=515"><img title="41Scribbled_pipefish.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/515/thumbs/41Scribbled_pipefish.jpg" alt="41Scribbled_pipefish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Corythoichthys intestinalis Max. size: 16.0 cm SL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine ; depth range 20 - 68 m Distribution: Western Central Pacific: Borneo to Samoa, north to Marshall and Mariana Islands, south to Rowley Shoals and New Caledonia; throughout Micronesia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 26-32 Biology: Occurs in shallow sandy or mixed sand, rubble, or coral areas of reef flats and lagoons, also sometimes on seaward reefs. Males may be brooding at 6.5-7.0 cm SL Aquarium Care:This Pipefish is difficult to keep in an aquarium and should be kept with other pipefish and seahorses in a separate species-only tank that is 50 gallons or larger with multiple caves and overhangs. It will not harm ornamental invertebrates in a reef setting. DO NOT HOUSE it with invertebrates with stinging tentacles (most corals and anemones), because they can harm it. Pipefish reacts poorly when harassed by other more aggressive fish such as blennies, wrasses, tobies, triggerfish, and porcupinefish. The diet should consist of small live invertebrates such as vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, baby guppies, grass shrimp, mosquito larva, and daphnia. If the Banded Pipefish will eat them, frozen mysid shrimp provide good nutrition. It needs to be fed at least three times per day, and is a very slow eater because of its tiny tubular mouth. mojoreef Wed, 29 Dec 2004 17:02:08 +0000 Sculptured Pipefish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=448&title=sculptured-pipefish&cat=515 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=448&amp;title=sculptured-pipefish&amp;cat=515"><img title="41Sculptured_pipefish.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/515/thumbs/41Sculptured_pipefish.jpg" alt="41Sculptured_pipefish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Choeroichthys sculptus Max. size: 8.5 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine ; depth range 2 - 3 m Distribution: Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Line and Gambier Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Tonga. Throughout Micronesia. Also from the Society Islands. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 27-34; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 4. Short-snouted; dark, blackish brown with small black spots and small white ocelli in parallel series along trunk, and some white speckles over the back. Males are characterized by vertical row of silver spots. Biology: Inhabits intertidal reef flats. Also found in seagrass habitats to few meters depth. Males may be brooding at 4.6 cm SL. Aquarium Care:This Pipefish is difficult to keep in an aquarium and should be kept with other pipefish and seahorses in a separate species-only tank that is 50 gallons or larger with multiple caves and overhangs. It will not harm ornamental invertebrates in a reef setting. DO NOT HOUSE it with invertebrates with stinging tentacles (most corals and anemones), because they can harm it. Pipefish reacts poorly when harassed by other more aggressive fish such as blennies, wrasses, tobies, triggerfish, and porcupinefish. The diet should consist of small live invertebrates such as vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, baby guppies, grass shrimp, mosquito larva, and daphnia. If the Banded Pipefish will eat them, frozen mysid shrimp provide good nutrition. It needs to be fed at least three times per day, and is a very slow eater because of its tiny tubular mouth. mojoreef Wed, 29 Dec 2004 17:02:08 +0000 Ornate Pipefish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=442&title=ornate-pipefish&cat=515 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=442&amp;title=ornate-pipefish&amp;cat=515"><img title="41Ornate_pipefish.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/515/thumbs/41Ornate_pipefish.jpg" alt="41Ornate_pipefish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Halicampus macrorhynchus Max. size: 18.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine ; depth range 3 - 25 m Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: northern Red Sea (Gulfs of Suez and Aqaba), Indonesia off Sumbawa Islands, Queensland in Australia, Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea, New Britain Islands and Guadalcanal Islands in the Solomon Islands. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 18-19. Superior trunk and tail ridges discontinuous; inferior trunk ridge ending at anal ring; lateral trunk ridge continuous with inferior tail ridge; body rings 14 or 15 25-25. Colors vary with habitat, colorful on algae-rubble and dull on sand. Biology: Inhabits reef flats where it is found in seagrass areas, among coral rubble and algae-covered rocks. Juveniles with round-leafed seagrasses on sand slopes, usually settling from pelagic state at about 8 cm long. Adults on sand or algae covered reefs to about 25 m depth Aquarium Care:This Pipefish is difficult to keep in an aquarium and should be kept with other pipefish and seahorses in a separate species-only tank that is 50 gallons or larger with multiple caves and overhangs. It will not harm ornamental invertebrates in a reef setting. DO NOT HOUSE it with invertebrates with stinging tentacles (most corals and anemones), because they can harm it. Pipefish reacts poorly when harassed by other more aggressive fish such as blennies, wrasses, tobies, triggerfish, and porcupinefish. The diet should consist of small live invertebrates such as vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, baby guppies, grass shrimp, mosquito larva, and daphnia. If the Banded Pipefish will eat them, frozen mysid shrimp provide good nutrition. It needs to be fed at least three times per day, and is a very slow eater because of its tiny tubular mouth. mojoreef Wed, 29 Dec 2004 17:02:07 +0000 Redstriped Pipefish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=443&title=redstriped-pipefish&cat=515 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=443&amp;title=redstriped-pipefish&amp;cat=515"><img title="41Redstripe_pipefish.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/515/thumbs/41Redstripe_pipefish.jpg" alt="41Redstripe_pipefish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Doryrhamphus baldwini Max. size: 14.0 cm SL (male/unsexed) Environment: demersal; marine ; depth range 6 - 50 m Distribution:Eastern Central Pacific: endemic to Hawaii. Biology: Usually occurs in caves or among rocks at depths from 6.1 to 48.8 m. Observed cleaning a cardinal fish (Apogon evermanni) and a moray eel (Gymnothorax sp.). Aquarium Care:This Pipefish is difficult to keep in an aquarium and should be kept with other pipefish and seahorses in a separate species-only tank that is 50 gallons or larger with multiple caves and overhangs. It will not harm ornamental invertebrates in a reef setting. DO NOT HOUSE it with invertebrates with stinging tentacles (most corals and anemones), because they can harm it. Pipefish reacts poorly when harassed by other more aggressive fish such as blennies, wrasses, tobies, triggerfish, and porcupinefish. The diet should consist of small live invertebrates such as vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, baby guppies, grass shrimp, mosquito larva, and daphnia. If the Banded Pipefish will eat them, frozen mysid shrimp provide good nutrition. It needs to be fed at least three times per day, and is a very slow eater because of its tiny tubular mouth. mojoreef Wed, 29 Dec 2004 17:02:07 +0000 Ringed Pipefish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=444&title=ringed-pipefish&cat=515 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=444&amp;title=ringed-pipefish&amp;cat=515"><img title="41Ringed_pipefish.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/515/thumbs/41Ringed_pipefish.jpg" alt="41Ringed_pipefish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Doryrhamphus dactyliophorus Max. size: 19.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine ; depth range 5 - 56 m Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to Samoa; throughout Micronesia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 20-26; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 4. Usually with one dark band crossing opercle. Biology: Inhabits tide pools, lagoons, and outer reef slopes. Found in caves and crevices. Has been reared in captivity Aquarium Care:This Pipefish is difficult to keep in an aquarium and should be kept with other pipefish and seahorses in a separate species-only tank that is 50 gallons or larger with multiple caves and overhangs. It will not harm ornamental invertebrates in a reef setting. DO NOT HOUSE it with invertebrates with stinging tentacles (most corals and anemones), because they can harm it. Pipefish reacts poorly when harassed by other more aggressive fish such as blennies, wrasses, tobies, triggerfish, and porcupinefish. The diet should consist of small live invertebrates such as vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, baby guppies, grass shrimp, mosquito larva, and daphnia. If the Banded Pipefish will eat them, frozen mysid shrimp provide good nutrition. It needs to be fed at least three times per day, and is a very slow eater because of its tiny tubular mouth. <br /><br />1 comment mojoreef Wed, 29 Dec 2004 17:02:07 +0000 Network Pipefish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=441&title=network-pipefish&cat=515 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=441&amp;title=network-pipefish&amp;cat=515"><img title="41Network_pipefish.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/515/thumbs/41Network_pipefish.jpg" alt="41Network_pipefish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Corythoichthys flavofasciatus Max. size: 12.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine ; depth range - 25 m Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Tuamoto Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia and the Austral Islands; throughout Micronesia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 26-36 Biology: Found among algal-matted rock and living corals of lagoon and seaward reefs from the low tide line to a depth of 25 m or more Aquarium Care:This Pipefish is difficult to keep in an aquarium and should be kept with other pipefish and seahorses in a separate species-only tank that is 50 gallons or larger with multiple caves and overhangs. It will not harm ornamental invertebrates in a reef setting. DO NOT HOUSE it with invertebrates with stinging tentacles (most corals and anemones), because they can harm it. Pipefish reacts poorly when harassed by other more aggressive fish such as blennies, wrasses, tobies, triggerfish, and porcupinefish. The diet should consist of small live invertebrates such as vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, baby guppies, grass shrimp, mosquito larva, and daphnia. If the Banded Pipefish will eat them, frozen mysid shrimp provide good nutrition. It needs to be fed at least three times per day, and is a very slow eater because of its tiny tubular mouth. mojoreef Wed, 29 Dec 2004 16:46:12 +0000 Booths Pipefish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=436&title=booths-pipefish&cat=515 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=436&amp;title=booths-pipefish&amp;cat=515"><img title="41Booth_s_pipefish.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/515/thumbs/41Booth_s_pipefish.jpg" alt="41Booth_s_pipefish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name:Halicampus boothae Max. size: 17.5 cm SL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine ; depth range 3 - 30 m Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: Comoro Islands. Western Pacific: Honshu in Japan, Lord Howe and Norfolk islands, Chesterfield Islands and Fiji. Morphology: Dorsal soft rays (total): 18-24; Anal soft rays: 3-4. Rings:14 33-37. Biology: Inhabits rock or coral reef. Aquarium Care:This Pipefish is difficult to keep in an aquarium and should be kept with other pipefish and seahorses in a separate species-only tank that is 50 gallons or larger with multiple caves and overhangs. It will not harm ornamental invertebrates in a reef setting. DO NOT HOUSE it with invertebrates with stinging tentacles (most corals and anemones), because they can harm it. This Pipefish reacts poorly when harassed by other more aggressive fish such as blennies, wrasses, tobies, triggerfish, and porcupinefish. The diet should consist of small live invertebrates such as vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, baby guppies, grass shrimp, mosquito larva, and daphnia. If the Banded Pipefish will eat them, frozen mysid shrimp provide good nutrition. It needs to be fed at least three times per day, and is a very slow eater because of its tiny tubular mouth. mojoreef Wed, 29 Dec 2004 16:46:11 +0000 Double Ended Pipefish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=437&title=double-ended-pipefish&cat=515 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=437&amp;title=double-ended-pipefish&amp;cat=515"><img title="41Double-ended_pipefish.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/515/thumbs/41Double-ended_pipefish.jpg" alt="41Double-ended_pipefish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: bicoarctatus Max. size: 40.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine ; depth range 1 - 42 m Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to New Caledonia, north to southern Japan; Mariana Islands in Micronesia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 24-32; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 4. Brownish in color, usually with small spots on trunk. Biology: Inhabits subtidal lagoon and seaward reefs, usually among algae or seagrasses. Most are seen on sand and mud areas, prone to currents; usually soft bottom to about 25 m Aquarium Care:The Belly barred Pipefish is difficult to keep in an aquarium and should be kept with other pipefish and seahorses in a separate species-only tank that is 50 gallons or larger with multiple caves and overhangs. It will not harm ornamental invertebrates in a reef setting. DO NOT HOUSE it with invertebrates with stinging tentacles (most corals and anemones), because they can harm it. The Banded Pipefish reacts poorly when harassed by other more aggressive fish such as blennies, wrasses, tobies, triggerfish, and porcupinefish. The diet should consist of small live invertebrates such as vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, baby guppies, grass shrimp, mosquito larva, and daphnia. If the Banded Pipefish will eat them, frozen mysid shrimp provide good nutrition. It needs to be fed at least three times per day, and is a very slow eater because of its tiny tubular mouth. mojoreef Wed, 29 Dec 2004 16:46:11 +0000 Max Webers Pipefish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=438&title=max-webers-pipefish&cat=515 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=438&amp;title=max-webers-pipefish&amp;cat=515"><img title="41Maxweber_s_pipefish.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/515/thumbs/41Maxweber_s_pipefish.jpg" alt="41Maxweber_s_pipefish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Cosmocampus maxweberi Max. size: 10.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine ; depth range 0 - 36 m Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Gulf of Aqaba; then from off Sumatra, Indonesia to the Marshall Islands and Samoa. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 23-27 Biology: Secretive, inner reefs; commonly collected from coral bottoms at less than 4 m, but has been collected as deep as 36 m Aquarium Care:This Pipefish is difficult to keep in an aquarium and should be kept with other pipefish and seahorses in a separate species-only tank that is 50 gallons or larger with multiple caves and overhangs. It will not harm ornamental invertebrates in a reef setting. DO NOT HOUSE it with invertebrates with stinging tentacles (most corals and anemones), because they can harm it. The Banded Pipefish reacts poorly when harassed by other more aggressive fish such as blennies, wrasses, tobies, triggerfish, and porcupinefish. The diet should consist of small live invertebrates such as vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, baby guppies, grass shrimp, mosquito larva, and daphnia. If the Banded Pipefish will eat them, frozen mysid shrimp provide good nutrition. It needs to be fed at least three times per day, and is a very slow eater because of its tiny tubular mouth. mojoreef Wed, 29 Dec 2004 16:46:11 +0000 Blackbreasted Pipefish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=439&title=blackbreasted-pipefish&cat=515 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=439&amp;title=blackbreasted-pipefish&amp;cat=515"><img title="41Conig_u6.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/515/thumbs/41Conig_u6.jpg" alt="41Conig_u6.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Corythoichthys nigripectus Max. size: 11.0 cm SL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine ; depth range 4 - 28 m Distribution: Indo-Pacific: northern Red Sea and from Ulithi Atoll (Caroline Islands) eastward to the Society Islands; throughout Micronesia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 25-31 Biology: Inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs Aquarium Care:The Belly barred Pipefish is difficult to keep in an aquarium and should be kept with other pipefish and seahorses in a separate species-only tank that is 50 gallons or larger with multiple caves and overhangs. It will not harm ornamental invertebrates in a reef setting. DO NOT HOUSE it with invertebrates with stinging tentacles (most corals and anemones), because they can harm it. The Banded Pipefish reacts poorly when harassed by other more aggressive fish such as blennies, wrasses, tobies, triggerfish, and porcupinefish. The diet should consist of small live invertebrates such as vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, baby guppies, grass shrimp, mosquito larva, and daphnia. If the Banded Pipefish will eat them, frozen mysid shrimp provide good nutrition. It needs to be fed at least three times per day, and is a very slow eater because of its tiny tubular mouth. mojoreef Wed, 29 Dec 2004 16:46:11 +0000 Messmate Pipefish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=440&title=messmate-pipefish&cat=515 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=440&amp;title=messmate-pipefish&amp;cat=515"><img title="41Messet_pipefish.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/515/thumbs/41Messet_pipefish.jpg" alt="41Messet_pipefish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Corythoichthys haematopterus Max. size: 19.8 cm SL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine ; depth range 0 - 21 m Distribution: Indo-Pacific: East Africa to Vanuatu, north to southern Japan. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 23-33. Fine lines on the head and series of spots over the back and along trunk; caudal fin mainly pink. Biology: Inhabits shallow protected areas of rubble and sand, usually semi-silty zones. Occurs more commonly at depths between 0 and 3 m. Males may be brooding at 9.0 cm SL. Adults nearly always in pairs Aquarium Care:The Belly barred Pipefish is difficult to keep in an aquarium and should be kept with other pipefish and seahorses in a separate species-only tank that is 50 gallons or larger with multiple caves and overhangs. It will not harm ornamental invertebrates in a reef setting. DO NOT HOUSE it with invertebrates with stinging tentacles (most corals and anemones), because they can harm it. The Banded Pipefish reacts poorly when harassed by other more aggressive fish such as blennies, wrasses, tobies, triggerfish, and porcupinefish. The diet should consist of small live invertebrates such as vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, baby guppies, grass shrimp, mosquito larva, and daphnia. If the Banded Pipefish will eat them, frozen mysid shrimp provide good nutrition. It needs to be fed at least three times per day, and is a very slow eater because of its tiny tubular mouth. mojoreef Wed, 29 Dec 2004 16:46:11 +0000 Banded Pipefish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=432&title=banded-pipefish&cat=515 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=432&amp;title=banded-pipefish&amp;cat=515"><img title="41Banded_pipefish.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/515/thumbs/41Banded_pipefish.jpg" alt="41Banded_pipefish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Micrognathus crinitus Max. size: 15.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine ; depth range 1 - 21 m Distribution: Western Atlantic: Bermuda, Bahamas to Bahia, Abrolhos Islands and Fernando de Noronha, Brazil; including lower east Florida coast but absent from the Gulf of Mexico except for a single record from Cayo Arcas, Mexico. Dawson (1982) noted that there are two distinct color patterns of this species with no definite intergrades. Some authors are of the opinion that these color extremes represent two different species and should this be true, Dawson stated that Kaup's vittatus has priority over ensenadae with AMNH 7792 documenting the Bermuda occurrence of Micrognathus vittatus. Morphology: Dorsal soft rays (total): 19-21; Anal soft rays: 1-3. Possess nine (9) different color phases. Similar to Halicampus zavorensis, it has a short snout (2.7-3.7 in HL) with a continuous and essentially linear median dorsal ridges. Different with H. zavorensis in having 17-18 trunk ridges (vs. 14); 32 - 35 tail rings (vs. 36 - 37); and having 18 - 22 dorsal-fin rays (vs. 22 - 23). Biology: Occurs in pockets of coral rubble (low coral growth on white sand bottom), usually in the vicinity of sea fans Aquarium Care:The Banded Pipefish is difficult to keep in an aquarium and should be kept with other pipefish and seahorses in a separate species-only tank that is 50 gallons or larger with multiple caves and overhangs. It will not harm ornamental invertebrates in a reef setting. DO NOT HOUSE it with invertebrates with stinging tentacles (most corals and anemones), because they can harm it. The Banded Pipefish reacts poorly when harassed by other more aggressive fish such as blennies, wrasses, tobies, triggerfish, and porcupinefish. The diet should consist of small live invertebrates such as vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, baby guppies, grass shrimp, mosquito larva, and daphnia. If the Banded Pipefish will eat them, frozen mysid shrimp provide good nutrition. It needs to be fed at least three times per day, and is a very slow eater because of its tiny tubular mouth mojoreef Wed, 29 Dec 2004 16:46:10 +0000 Beady Pipefish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=433&title=beady-pipefish&cat=515 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=433&amp;title=beady-pipefish&amp;cat=515"><img title="41Beady_pipefish.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/515/thumbs/41Beady_pipefish.jpg" alt="41Beady_pipefish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Hippichthys penicillus Max. size: 18.0 cm SL (male/unsexed) Environment: demersal; freshwater; brackish; marine Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: western Persian Gulf (Kuwait, Saudi Arabia), north central Indian Ocean, and eastward to Japan and Queensland, Australia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 23-31 Biology: Inhabit lower reaches of streams and rivers, also seagrass beds in estuaries and other shallow inshore habitats. Males exhibit parental care by incubating and guarding the eggs in their brood pouch Aquarium Care:The Beady Pipefish is difficult to keep in an aquarium and should be kept with other pipefish and seahorses in a separate species-only tank that is 50 gallons or larger with multiple caves and overhangs. It will not harm ornamental invertebrates in a reef setting. DO NOT HOUSE it with invertebrates with stinging tentacles (most corals and anemones), because they can harm it. The Banded Pipefish reacts poorly when harassed by other more aggressive fish such as blennies, wrasses, tobies, triggerfish, and porcupinefish. The diet should consist of small live invertebrates such as vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, baby guppies, grass shrimp, mosquito larva, and daphnia. If the Banded Pipefish will eat them, frozen mysid shrimp provide good nutrition. It needs to be fed at least three times per day, and is a very slow eater because of its tiny tubular mouth mojoreef Wed, 29 Dec 2004 16:46:10 +0000 Belly barred Pipfish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=434&title=belly-barred-pipfish&cat=515 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=434&amp;title=belly-barred-pipfish&amp;cat=515"><img title="41Bellybarred_pipefish.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/515/thumbs/41Bellybarred_pipefish.jpg" alt="41Bellybarred_pipefish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Hippichthys spicifer Max. size: 18.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: demersal; brackish; marine; pH range: 7.5 - 8.2; dH range: 20.0 - 30.0 Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to Sri Lanka and Samoa. Recorded upstream in freshwater of the Mekong, but this record may represent another species of this genus or another genus among the 15 genera of pipefishes expected in Mekong estuary and plume. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 25-30. Brownish, mottled or with prominent dark bars crossing lower half of side and venter of trunk; bars absent or obscured by dark ground color in some adults; dorsal rays without rows of distinct brown spots. Biology: Occurs in shallow coastal and estuarine waters, sometimes among mangroves. Also found regularly in freshwater in the lower reaches of rivers. Males maybe brooding at about 9.8 SL Aquarium Care:The Belly barred Pipefish is difficult to keep in an aquarium and should be kept with other pipefish and seahorses in a separate species-only tank that is 50 gallons or larger with multiple caves and overhangs. It will not harm ornamental invertebrates in a reef setting. DO NOT HOUSE it with invertebrates with stinging tentacles (most corals and anemones), because they can harm it. The Banded Pipefish reacts poorly when harassed by other more aggressive fish such as blennies, wrasses, tobies, triggerfish, and porcupinefish. The diet should consist of small live invertebrates such as vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, baby guppies, grass shrimp, mosquito larva, and daphnia. If the Banded Pipefish will eat them, frozen mysid shrimp provide good nutrition. It needs to be fed at least three times per day, and is a very slow eater because of its tiny tubular mouth. mojoreef Wed, 29 Dec 2004 16:46:10 +0000 Edmondsons Pipefish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=435&title=edmondsons-pipefish&cat=515 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=435&amp;title=edmondsons-pipefish&amp;cat=515"><img title="41Edmondson_s_pipefish.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/515/thumbs/41Edmondson_s_pipefish.jpg" alt="41Edmondson_s_pipefish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Halicampus edmondsoni Max. size: 9.4 cm SL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine Distribution: Eastern Central Pacific: endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. Biology: Specimens have been taken from a tide pool, shallow reefs and beaches. Males may be brooding at 9.4 cm SL. Aquarium Care:The Belly barred Pipefish is difficult to keep in an aquarium and should be kept with other pipefish and seahorses in a separate species-only tank that is 50 gallons or larger with multiple caves and overhangs. It will not harm ornamental invertebrates in a reef setting. DO NOT HOUSE it with invertebrates with stinging tentacles (most corals and anemones), because they can harm it. The Banded Pipefish reacts poorly when harassed by other more aggressive fish such as blennies, wrasses, tobies, triggerfish, and porcupinefish. The diet should consist of small live invertebrates such as vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, baby guppies, grass shrimp, mosquito larva, and daphnia. If the Banded Pipefish will eat them, frozen mysid shrimp provide good nutrition. It needs to be fed at least three times per day, and is a very slow eater because of its tiny tubular mouth. mojoreef Wed, 29 Dec 2004 16:46:10 +0000 Whitenose Pipefish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=420&title=whitenose-pipefish&cat=515 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=420&amp;title=whitenose-pipefish&amp;cat=515"><img title="41Whitenose_pipefish.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/515/thumbs/41Whitenose_pipefish.jpg" alt="41Whitenose_pipefish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Cosmocampus albirostris Max. size: 20.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine ; depth range 0 - 50 m Distribution: Western Atlantic: northeastern Florida and northern Gulf of Mexico in USA, and Bahamas to CuraƧao. Reported from southeastern Brazil. Caribbean. Biology: Coastal species, found in seagrass beds. A cryptic species. Avoids areas with lowered salinity Aquarium Care:This Pipefish is difficult to keep in an aquarium and should be kept with other pipefish and seahorses in a separate species-only tank that is 50 gallons or larger with multiple caves and overhangs. It will not harm ornamental invertebrates in a reef setting. DO NOT HOUSE it with invertebrates with stinging tentacles (most corals and anemones), because they can harm it. The Banded Pipefish reacts poorly when harassed by other more aggressive fish such as blennies, wrasses, tobies, triggerfish, and porcupinefish. The diet should consist of small live invertebrates such as vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, baby guppies, grass shrimp, mosquito larva, and daphnia. If the Banded Pipefish will eat them, frozen mysid shrimp provide good nutrition. It needs to be fed at least three times per day, and is a very slow eater because of its tiny tubular mouth. mojoreef Wed, 29 Dec 2004 16:03:33 +0000 Alligator Pipefish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=421&title=alligator-pipefish&cat=515 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=421&amp;title=alligator-pipefish&amp;cat=515"><img title="41Alligator_pipefish.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/515/thumbs/41Alligator_pipefish.jpg" alt="41Alligator_pipefish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Syngnathoides biaculeatus Max. size: 29.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea south to South Africa, east to Samoa, north to southern Japan, south to New South Wales; throughout Micronesia except the northern Marshall Islands Southeast Atlantic: Knysna, South Africa. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 38-48; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 4. Variable green to brown or grey, depending on habitat. Biology: Occurs in protected coastal shallows over or among algae, seagrasses, or floating weeds. Juveniles occasionally found near the surface. Aquarium Care: Just like their seahorse relatives, alligator pipefish gulp down zooplankton or tiny animals and phytoplankton or tiny plants with their straw-like suction-powered mouths. Must be feed constant through the day. mojoreef Wed, 29 Dec 2004 16:03:33 +0000