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Old 01/03/2007, 02:44 PM
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i have a 10 gal nano would it be posible to keep a pipe fish in there if i do alot of waterchanges and fill it up with water from my 65 reef and put live rock from my 65gall
would i be able to keep him alive?
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Old 01/03/2007, 06:11 PM
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These are my little guys... They live in the 55g refugium. Sorry the pics are a little blurry, they just didn't want to pose for the camera
Alligator pipe - and yes, those are fake plants... The real ones were not big enough and I wanted him to have some place to put his tail


Blue lined and Jannus



My blue lined feeds exclusively on copepods. The Jannus feeds on copepods and occasional brine shrimp. My alligator (King Henry VIII) eats 5-10 small grass shrimp 3 times a week, brine shrimp, and occasionally hunts pods.
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Old 01/03/2007, 07:01 PM
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In a 10 gal. you could probably get away with a pair of bluestripes as long as they accept frozen food.
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Old 01/03/2007, 09:07 PM
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danfrith isn't it extreemly hard and rare to find a pipe that eats frozen foods i thopught they only eat what was in your tank
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Old 01/03/2007, 11:48 PM
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My Janns' only eats pods. When I feed cyclopeeze he seems to want to go for it, but never does.

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Old 01/04/2007, 12:58 PM
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Heres some pictures of my Dragon Pipes. Ive had them for maybe 2 months now. They are feeding only on pods. I try some smaller frozen food and some other live food but they dont give it the time of day. Please excuse the shotty pictures, its the best I can get with this camera. Hey fishyvet dont worry I got the fake plants also they love em and the pods are all on em so its somewhat real.




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Old 01/05/2007, 11:14 AM
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Old 01/05/2007, 09:35 PM
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Old 01/07/2007, 02:15 AM
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Old 01/07/2007, 06:38 AM
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Here's a little video of my piepfish eating mysis.

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Old 01/13/2007, 12:21 PM
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Very cool video! Love the pics everyone. Keep them coming.



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Old 06/07/2007, 12:45 AM
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Loving the pics....keep posting !
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Old 06/07/2007, 11:21 PM
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Old 06/09/2007, 08:58 PM
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I haven't seen this thread in a while....keep the pics rolling people.....


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Old 06/10/2007, 12:37 PM
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Here's mine. I've had him for about 6 weeks and so far he seems very happy. He lives in my sps tank with lots of flow and 3 tangs. He's the only pipefish in there now, but I'm thinking of adding a couple more or maybe just one more in the future since there seems to be more than enough food for him.
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Old 06/10/2007, 10:58 PM
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Great pics everyone and chris nice video
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Old 06/11/2007, 03:02 PM
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Gorgeous pipe and amazing pic hatfielj!



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Old 06/11/2007, 03:15 PM
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Thanks AVALover5498!
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Old 06/17/2007, 06:09 AM
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Old 06/17/2007, 09:01 AM
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Awesome waterfaller. I want a dragon face like yours! Very Cool.
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Old 07/05/2007, 08:03 AM
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Old 07/05/2007, 09:48 AM
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Thank you, she is the sweetest fish. I have them flipped now, the bluestripe is in the main tank because it does eat mysis. The dragonface resides in my refugium because she only eats pods. If I keep her in the main tank she just scoots along the bottom and her color begins to fade. As soon as she is in the refugium her color comes back, so that's her home now. I tried a few times and each time the same thing happened..she just won't eat prepared food.
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Old 07/05/2007, 10:20 AM
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nice fish. Does having her in the fuge in any way deplete your pods, or does she not eat that much for your size fuge?
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Old 07/05/2007, 10:31 AM
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She does'nt really put a dent in them, it is a 29 gal. But, I do add live pods to the main tank and the refugium every other month or so to insure their numbers.
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Old 07/05/2007, 05:20 PM
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I'm sorry to be a naysayer here, but once you put ANYTHING in a refugium that eats or is a predator of the refugium's inhabitants it is no longer a refugium. The word refugium is derived from the root word refuge.

Refuge is a safe haven, shelter, protection from danger.

If you're putting a predator (as mild mannered as it may seem) in there, even in the form of a pipefish, then you no longer have what is the true sense of a refugium.

If you're using the 'fuge as a means of nutrient export exclusively, then there is no problem with a pipefish or any other predator in there. However, if you're using the 'fuge as a means to propagate pods for your display, you're defeating the purpose of the refugium.

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