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|Fresh water pipefish!|
Hi I was out today and saw a little pet shop and they had a few tanks with the usual, mollys, neons etc the tanks wernt fantastic but they had somthing I have never even heard of before, they were selling it simply as pipe fish and were unable to give me the scientific name for it but ive done a bit of research and im fairly certain it is Syngnathus scovelli or the gulf pipe fish.
http://www.aquariumfish.com/aquariumfish/detail.aspx?aid=21424&cid=4150&search= thats an article about them.
I was just wondering if anyone had any info about them? On that site he says 5-6 can be kept in a ten gallon? Is this right because I was looking for a smaller tank and that might be the ideal candidate for it? So yeah any info would be aprciated. Thanks Andy
|Posted 19-Jul-2007 00:46|
Well i know that they are saltwater fish here because they are found in shallow waters here in florida. They may be brackish but i doubt they would survive in a full fresh environment. They like to hide in sea grass. Thats all i know about them.
|Posted 19-Jul-2007 01:11|
Ultimate Fish Guru
there are a few fish under the name pipefish,
there are freshwater and saltwater, but i think the freshwater is mostly brackish.
I certainly remember a image of a pipefish with killie fish in one of my fish books.
But, 5-6 in a 10 gallon isnt correct. These fishes will usually grow over 5-6 inches so that is to much for a 10 gallon. They would love soft substrate like sand.
the saltwater pipe fish is alot larger and i believe is a green ba
|Posted 19-Jul-2007 01:31|
Yeah I thought it was a bad bit of advice really. The one I saw was really small 3 inch max and it was hiding behind a filter. Im not sure if it was actually being kept in light brackish as there were mollys in there.
Thanks for the quick replies guys, I think im going to leave it as I didnt want much bigger than a 10 (the old plans for a 29 went out the window ) I think im gona set up a betta tank with females just 2 ^^.
|Posted 19-Jul-2007 01:56|
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