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Old 05/15/2018, 07:45 PM   #1
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dragonface versus blue stripe

I know blue stripes will fight each other but will they tolerate dragonface pipefish?

I have a trio of dragonface pipefish already but my fish store has the cutest couple of blue stripes (waiting to see if they are a pair) he says their vents look different and they seem to be swimming side by side for now.


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Old 06/08/2018, 10:48 PM   #2
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Did you test this out? I'm interested in doing a tank with many types of pipefish. By the way do you have a breeding log for your Dragonface Pipefish?


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Old 06/09/2018, 08:58 AM   #3
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Well in my 70 gallon I have 3 dragonface and 1 blue stripe. They get along fine. But most things get more aggressive with breeding. My dragonface aren't breeding but it is the blues I was worried about. I'm hoping my LFS has a boy today. I got a boy but it didn't make it through quarantine even though it was eating.

All my pipes eat frozen mysid and live brine so they don't have to fight over food or worry about Copepods/amphipods. You could never stock this heavy if they weren't on frozen. This tank also has a mandarin.

I can't wait until I need a dragonface breeding log!


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Old 12/20/2018, 06:08 AM   #4
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Thought I'd follow this up. I now have a pair of mating blue stripes in with about 5 dragonface pipefish with no problems.

These are also in with Erectus with no problems. Both the erectus and the blue pipe are breeding. I"m waiting and hoping for the dragonface to join the breeding ranks.


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Old 04/05/2019, 06:47 PM   #5
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Congrats on the blue-stripe pair! Any picts of the babies?


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Old 04/08/2019, 09:26 AM   #6
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Been having trouble catching the babies. I'm also in high mode with work right now so my copepods aren't where they need to be to raise babies.

But the male gets visible eggs that grow and then disappear every week.

Last week I caught them transferring eggs but didn't get pictures.

I am also just trying to keep up with the new seahorses. I didn't have any for a while but they spit some out Saturday.


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Old 04/12/2019, 12:28 AM   #7
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Congratulations on the new additions in your tank.


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