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Old 12/02/2019, 05:48 PM   #1
ThePurple12
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Question Why can you keep pipefish in warmer temperatures, but not seahorses?

They're both pretty much the same except for shape, so why can pipefish thrive in 80 degree water and not seahorses/why does vibrio affect seahorses much more than pipefish?

Is it because pipefish aren't captive-bred and come straight from the tropical ocean and seahorses, generally being captive-bred, have adapted to cooler temperatures?

Or maybe wild caught pipefish and seahorses just have stronger immune systems from being exposed to vibrio?

Anyone know?


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IMO, the MAIN reason is that seahorses just don't have as great an immune system as the pipe fish. They are MUCH more susceptible to pathogens than pipe fish are, especially bacteria related.


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