pipfish identifacation

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    [FONT=arial, Arial, Helvetica]The Caribbean Pipefish (Syngnathus caribbaeus) also includes Florida in its habitat. LiveBrineShrimp.com is offering wild-caught Pipefish in 3 sizes: [/FONT][FONT=arial, Arial, Helvetica]small (3 inches long), medium (4 1/2 inches long), and large (5 inches long) at the prices shown in the right column. [/FONT]
    Pipfish are in the same family as Seahorses and therefore require the same environment (species tank) and food (small, live food). We suggest that a buyer purchase an LBS-3 (1/4 size bag of live brine shrimp) to feed the newly acquired pipefish. Pipefish should be in their own tank so tank-mates don't eat all the brine shrimp before the pipefish. Pipefish and Seahorses can share the same tank​
     
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    From what I have read they max out around 10".
     
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    The pipefish, if caught on the Atlantic coast of Florida where the seller is located will most likely be Syngnathus louisianae (long snout) or S. scovelli (shorter snout). Both are nice fish. If caught on the Gulf side then scovelli or S. floridae. S carribaeus is very rare along the coasts of Florida (occasionally found as strays or in the keys but is mostly found around tropical islands), but because the morphology for many species in the genus Syngnathus are very similar, they are often all referred to as "Carribean" pipefish. If you buy some and post pics I can ID it for you. Good luck. Also, Syngnathus are usually pretty easy to convert over to frozen mysis (easier then wild caught seahorses for sure).
     
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    I will get photos up as soon as possable
     
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    those links are to photos of the fish
     
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    I am so sorry about the links haveing to make you log in

    Here are the links that you don't have to log into for
     
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