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Old 09/22/2019, 01:04 PM   #1
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Is this a “pregnant” bluestripe pipefish?

So I have a pair of bluestripe pipefish. The two look different. I’m pretty sure the one in the video below is the male and is carrying babies. Can someone confirm?

https://youtu.be/_YLGjJPpTUc


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Old 09/22/2019, 01:35 PM   #2
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If you have two you have a pair as two of the same sex will ultimately fight until one is gone one way or the other.
If you have a pair they will spawn. I had a lot of these as pairs and the males were always carrying eggs.

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Old 09/22/2019, 02:10 PM   #3
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Well I’ve had them for a couple of months and there has been zero aggression. One is nearly full grown. I thought two females wouldn’t fight.


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Old 09/24/2019, 01:01 PM   #4
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Two males fight as well.
That in the video is definitely a male with eggs.


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