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      Shultz's Pipefish

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      mojoreef


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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      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.
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