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Striped Shrimpfish EXPERT ONLY

Greek Name: (Aeoliscus strigatus)

$54.99

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The Striped Shrimpfish occurs within the reefs of the Indo-Pacific in large clusters of whip corals seagrasses Acroporas as well as within the long spine of urchins. They possess a long body, which is dark in color when young. As they grow older the body’s color changes to a silver color and they begin to develop a dark line that runs across the entire distance of their body. These are very fascinating fish who are able to swim in a vertical position.

Shrimpfish are a nuisance. Shrimpfish will be difficult for you to maintain in aquariums as long as they are kept in a mature tank with lots of live macro and microscopic algae, and only in a similar environment including seahorses and pipefish. They are not harmful to the coral reef aquarium. It needs lots of hiding spots like caves or overhangs. This Striped Shrimpfish reacts poorly when confronted by aggressive fish like gobies, wrasses, and blennies or triggerfish. It also has a tendency to attack porcupinefish.

When the fish are introduced into the aquarium fresh saltwater feeder shrimp must be employed to get the fish to consume. The diet should comprise of small invertebrates that live, such as brine shrimp that are vitamin-enriched baby guppies, grass shrimp, mosquito larvae, and daphnia. It should be fed at a minimum three times per day.

Looking for the perfect food source to feed your Pipefish? We suggest the AlgaGen Tisbe biminiensis.

Approximate Size: Small: Less than 1-1/2″; Small/Medium: 1-1/2″ to 2″; Medium: 2″ to 3″; Medium/Large: 3″ to 4″; Large: 4″ or larger

We are able to assure you that ALL aquarium species we sell will be alive and in good health. However, due to the higher amount of attention required for this specific species, it is classified as “Expert only.” This species is only recommended to the aquarist who is an expert or zoo or research institution. Expert only aquatic life is not covered by our guarantee for a period of time after their arrival.

 

Category:

Care Level

Expert Only

Temperament

Peaceful

Color Form

White

Diet

Carnivore

Reef Compatible

Yes

Water Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Max Size

6"

Origin

Indo-Pacific

Family

Centriscidae

Minimum Tank

50 gallons

Description

General information on Striped Shrimpfish

The Striped Shrimpfish occurs within the reefs of the Indo-Pacific in which they form huge clusters of whip corals seagrasses Acroporas as well as within the long spine of urchins. They sport an elongated body, dark-colored when they are young. Once they reach maturity the body’s color changes to a silvery-colored hue, and they form a dark line that runs length of the fish. They are fascinating fish who can be seen swimming vertically. They are very interesting to watch. Shrimpfish is not easy to keep in aquariums and should be kept in a mature aquarium with lots of live macro and microscopic algae. They are kept together with other species like seahorses and pipefish. It is not harmful to the coral reef aquarium. It needs ample hiding spaces like caves or overhangs. This Striped Shrimpfish reacts poorly when confronted by aggressive fish, such as gobies, wrasses, and blennies or triggerfish. It also has a tendency to bite porcupinefish.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small

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