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Old 06/17/2017, 03:10 PM   #1
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Black white banded pipefish

Trying to identify a new pipefish I got today. It's black with white bands. Not sure what kind. Also will it survive long term in my 1 year old 93G? LFS told me it eats mysis. I saw it eating when I put cyclop eeze + mysis.

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I'm assuming you mean that Banded Pipefish.

Not an easy fish to keep. Very slow to acclimate and doesn't readily accept food.

Will it survive? Depends on the care you provide and the habitat. Aggressive feeders might outcompete it for food. Coral may sting it. Typical lifespan, even in nature, isn't very long. Long term success may just be 2-3 years.

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