Yellow Spotted Pipefish Sml

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Care Level: Difficult
Temperament: Depends on Species
Color Form: Red, Blue, Yellow, Brown & Black
Lifespan: 5-10 Years
Size: Up to 8″
Diet: Carnivorous
Minimum Tank Size: 30 Gallons
Tank Set-Up: Mature Reef: Rocks, Caves and Gentle Currents
Reef Compatible: Depends on Species
Compatibility: Only Other Pipefish or Seahorses

This species is best kept in mated pairs or harems of one male and multiple females in an aquarium that is 30 gallons or larger. Males are territorial and will not tolerate the presence of one another. If adding more than one pipefish to the aquarium, it is recommended to add them at the same time.

After an elaborate courtship dance, the female will attach her adhesive eggs to the concave area on the underside of the male's trunk. A pair will regularly mate in an aquarium if well-fed. It is not easy to determine gender, but mature males typically have a flattened appearance due to the brood patch, while females are more round. With the help of a magnifying glass, opaque papillae can be seen on the snouts of mature males.

It may be kept with small, shy fish such as small gobies, seahorses, dragonets, and firefish. Aggressive, territorial, or fast-moving fish do not make good companions. Pipefish will be harmed by anemones and corals with stinging tentacles or corals that are large enough to consume them, such as brain corals. They can also be harmed by invertebrates such as crabs and large shrimp. These pipefish usually spend daylight hours swimming vertically behind a pipe or upside-down under a rock ledge. At dawn and dusk they can be found swimming out in the open in search of food.
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