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    According to the name of Syngnathidae, we can know that it should have a dragon-like body. Indeed, it is a bony fish, also known as poplar fish and pipefish. Syngnathidae and sea horses are close relatives and are members of the Hippocampinae family. People used to define this fish as pipefish because their mouths are indeed tubes. There are 60 genera and nearly 300 varieties in this family.

    In fact, Syngnathidae move slowly and cannot be reared with other ornamental fish or invertebrates. They will be preyed on, sometimes stung by coral tentacles or eaten by large corals. Syngnathidae are difficult to feed. They are only interested in live foods. Their favorite are sea shrimps and fish. Small river prawns can be used as substitutes. In the early days of rearing, Syngnathidae can be trained to accept frozen brine shrimp, but they should never eat feed.

    1. Ghost Pipefish

    Also called razorfish, it is usually disguised as leaves in nature. Various body colors. It is difficult to raise in an aquarium, and can be mixed with other Syngnathidae and seahorses in a 150-liter or larger aquarium. Putting it in a coral tank generally does not harm the invertebrates used for viewing, and requires enough hiding places, like caves or rock joints. The current should be weak and sandy. The reaction was slow when harassed by other fish. Food includes small live invertebrates like sea prawns, amphipods, grass shrimp, mosquito larvae and daphnia. When just entering the tank, you can use live brine shrimp to lure its opening. Because feeding is slow with a small tube-shaped mouth, it needs to be fed several times a day. It is recommended to soak the food with nutrient solution and feed it to ensure nutrition.

    2. Multibanded Pipefish

    An oblong body resembling an eel. The white has many vertical red stripes, and the long mouth is yellow and red. Red oval tail with white. It is difficult to raise in the family aquarium, and it should be kept in the aquarium of pure sea dragon fish larger than 150 liters. In coral reef tanks generally do not harm invertebrates used for viewing. Don’t put it with invertebrates with barbed whiskers (most corals and anemones) because they will harm it. Need to hide caves and hanging places. Susceptible to harassment by other fish with aggressive behavior. When just entering the tank, use live brine shrimp to lure its opening. Usually live bait is required, like nutrient-rich sea shrimp, guppy larvae, grass shrimp, mosquito eggs and daphnia. If you start eating these, frozen mycelium shrimp can provide rich nutrition. Feed at least three times a day, because its tubular mouth is very small, so it is slow to eat.

    3. Doryrhamphus Dactyliophorus

    The body is oblong and shaped like an eel. The green-yellow body has a black circular pattern, the tail is bright red with white edges, and there are several white dots in the middle. It is difficult to raise in the family aquarium, and it should be larger than 250 liters of pure fish with a large number of caves. In coral reef tanks generally do not harm ornamental invertebrates. Don’t put it with invertebrates with barbed whiskers (most corals and anemones) because they will harm it. Doryrhamphus Dactyliophorus is susceptible to harassment by other aggressive fish. Food includes small live invertebrates, such as nutrient-rich sea shrimp, guppies, grass shrimp, mosquito eggs and daphnia. If you start eating these, frozen mycelium shrimp can provide rich nutrition. Feed at least three times a day, because its tubular mouth is very small, so it is slow to eat.

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