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New here - but not to Syngnathidae

« posted: 2 years ago »
Hi everyone,
I decided to sign up here since one of my interests is keeping and breeding pipefish.
I'm originally from northwest Germany and had tropical saltwater ranks since 1978 while still at school, though my first contact with pipefish was earlier during vacations on the North Sea.

My favorites are the Doryrhamphinae (Flagtail Pipefish) and especially the many species of the genus Doryrhamphus.
In the past I also tried seahorses (kuda & reidi), but found that they are not really my cup of tea.

Currently I have the following pipefish.
Doryrhamphus exisus, pair #1 (Indian Blue-stripe Pipefish, Africa)
Doryrhamphus exisus, pair #2 (Indian Blue-stripe Pipefish, Africa)
Doryrhamphus exisus, single male (Indian Blue-stripe Pipefish, Africa)
Doryrhamphus janssi, pair (Cleaner Pipefish, Indonesia)
Doryrhamphus paulus, single male (Fantail Pipefish, Nicaragua)

A pair of Doryrhamphus melanopleura (Pacific Blue-stripe Pipefish) from Indonesia I fond at a local store unfortunately didnít make it through quarantine.

What I like about these is that they not just do fine in a reef tank but actually do better in the presence of other fish.

Next on my list is to breed as many of these as possible.

« Last Edit: 2 years ago by ThRoewer »

  • Doryrhamphus excisus, Doryrhamphus janssi, Doryrhamphus paulus
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Re: New here - but not to Syngnathidae

« Reply #1 posted: 2 years ago »
Hi everyone,
I decided to sign up here since one of my interests is keeping and breeding pipefish.
I'm originally from northwest Germany and had tropical saltwater ranks since 1978 while still at school, though my first contact with pipefish was earlier during vacations on the North Sea.

My favorites are the Doryrhamphinae (Flagtail Pipefish) and especially the many species of the genus Doryrhamphus.
In the past I also tried seahorses (kuda & reidi), but found that they are not really my cup of tea.

Currently I have the following pipefish.
Doryrhamphus exisus, pair #1 (Indian Blue-stripe Pipefish, Africa)
Doryrhamphus exisus, pair #2 (Indian Blue-stripe Pipefish, Africa)
Doryrhamphus exisus, single male (Indian Blue-stripe Pipefish, Africa)
Doryrhamphus janssi, pair (Cleaner Pipefish, Indonesia)
Doryrhamphus paulus, single male (Fantail Pipefish, Central America)

A pair of Doryrhamphus melanopleura (Pacific Blue-stripe Pipefish) from Indonesia I fond at a local store unfortunately didnít make it through quarantine.

What I like about these is that they not just do fine in a reef tank but actually do better in the presence of other fish.

Next on my list is to breed as many of these as possible.

Welcome to fusejaw ThRoewer!  It cool to have a pipefish enthusiast as a member.  I am sure with your experience that you can offer help and suggestions to pipefish newbies.  Please post some pics of your past or present pets.
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Re: New here - but not to Syngnathidae

« Reply #2 posted: 2 months ago »
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