Male bluestripe pipefish: Was 30. Now 10.
We have a mated pair of bluestripe pipefish and can't keep a second male. He's separated in a breeding box in the main tank. He gets a nice ball of chaeto in with him so he has plenty of copepods to eat, but we need to clear out the breeding box for a male seahorse that's going to be having babies soon.
When they're happy, they're beautiful. If you've seen one at a lfs, it probably wasn't happy. They're fine on copepods like a mandarin, but they will start to feed on frozen mysis. The pictures at the bottom are from the display tank. The m