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Old 10/20/2019, 12:59 AM   #1
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Doryrhamphus japonicus

Today I scored a rare find: a male of Doryrhamphus japonicus from Indonesia.
I was actually just looking for a Doryrhamphus excisus female and therefore just looking at the snouts of the caged pipefish at the store. Only after taking a closer look I notice that one of the 3 males was not colored like the others.
I have been after this pipefish for decades and it is the first time I have seen one in real life.
Here a video of him with the African D. excisus.



(sorry for the vertical video, the stupid phone switched it without me noticing it.)

Now I just need to find him a female of his own species...


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Old 10/20/2019, 01:25 AM   #2
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Well, after checking the reference books it turns out that this might actually be a Doryrhamphus malus. D. japonicus should have two narrow blue stripes and this one has just one. Though D. malus supposedly only comes from the Australian Great Barrier Reef...


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3 P. diacanthus. 2 C. starcki

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Old 10/21/2019, 08:57 PM   #3
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Since they came from the same tank at the store I quarantine them together and they behave like a pair, always swimming next to each other. I kind of wonder if they will spawn and if what the babies might look like...


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3 P. diacanthus. 2 C. starcki

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Old 10/27/2019, 02:56 AM   #4
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Well, turns out the African D. excisus female is a racist... I caught her attacking the D. malus male and had to separate them and put her with a male of her own kind I got a month earlier.

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3 P. diacanthus. 2 C. starcki

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Old 10/27/2019, 07:51 AM   #5
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Maybe she is NOT a racist, but has something against MALES so you will have to watch here with other males now.


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Old 10/27/2019, 11:18 AM   #6
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No, she gets along fine with the male of her species.

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3 P. diacanthus. 2 C. starcki

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Old 10/27/2019, 11:19 AM   #7
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Did she get along with the OTHER male initially?


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Old 10/29/2019, 06:38 PM   #8
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Did she get along with the OTHER male initially?
It looked like it.


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3 P. diacanthus. 2 C. starcki

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