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pipefish

« posted: 7 years ago »
Well, after doing some research on freshwater fish, I found out you could keep pipefish, which are a kind of seahorse.  My problem is I don't know where to get them? What size tank to dy need? And what do they eat? I have a 20 gallon aquarium with angel fish and a couple corys, will that be okay?

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« Reply #1 posted: 7 years ago »
Freshwater pipefish can be hard to find. You may have to ask your local fish store to special order them. Or you can sometimes get them from aquabids.com or franks aquarium.Their are also a wide variety of freshwater pipefish, and some are actually brackish and need salt in the water. Since your tank is freshwater, you have to make sure you get ones that aren't brackish.

They only eat live food, so you must provide black worms, glass worms, and scuds. Brine shrimp is okay but isn't a complete diet.

They would probably do fine with your fish if you have a lot of plants for them to hide in, real or fake.
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« Reply #2 posted: 7 years ago »
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They only eat live food, so you must provide black worms, glass worms, and scuds. Brine shrimp is okay but isn't a complete diet.

They would probably do fine with your fish if you have a lot of plants for them to hide in, real or fake.


Great, thanks so much for the information, I was looking at franks aquarium, I think I will try to order some from there. My local fish store isn't very good and they told me wrong information when I first set up my tank.  I will make sure to get freshwater ones. Off to buy some more plants!.   ;D ;D