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Old 10/20/2019, 12:59 AM   #1
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Doryrhamphus japonicus

Today I scored a rare find: a male of Doryrhamphus japonicus from Indonesia.
I was actually just looking for a Doryrhamphus excisus female and therefore just looking at the snouts of the caged pipefish at the store. Only after taking a closer look I notice that one of the 3 males was not colored like the others.
I have been after this pipefish for decades and it is the first time I have seen one in real life.
Here a video of him with the African D. excisus.

(sorry for the vertical video, the stupid phone switched it without me noticing it.)

Now I just need to find him a female of his own species...

Pairs: 4 percula, 3 P. kauderni, 3 D. excisus, 1 ea of P. diacanthus, S. splendidus, C. altivelis O. rosenblatti, D. janssi, S. yasha & a Gramma loreto trio
3 P. diacanthus. 2 C. starcki

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