Greater Pipefish - Syngnathus acus - Family syngnathidae

Pipefish

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Species Compatibility

Macropodia
15 Spined Stickleback
Pipefish

Suitable DisplayShoreline Tank
Estuary Tank
With Artificial eel
grass we make and supply

Identification

Has a brown , greenish colouring it has dark rings down its body.
A long curving fish, which can grow up to 70 cm long.
Has a large long snout.

Habitat

Found in rock pools on the lower shore and down to depths of 90 m.
Found on mud and sand where sea grass and seaweed are present.
Coils around rocks and imitates sea grass for protection.

Species fact

Closely related to seahorses.
Males brood up to 400 eggs in a pouch under the rear of their bodies, releasing live young after five weeks.