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Microphis brachyurus brachyurus


Family: Syngnathidae
Species: Microphis brachyurus brachyurus
Common Name: Short-tailed Pipefish
Size: Up to 8.6 inches (22cm)
Habitat: Africa: East coast from Kenya south to Natal area.
Min Tank Size: 40 gallon.
Diet: Omnivorous, live preferred but will eat anything meaty.
Behavior: Peaceful.
Water: pH 7.0 to 8.0, dH range 12-18° dH, temperature range of 75 to 82°F (24-28°C)
Note: Juveniles live in brackish water and adults in fresh.
Care: Hard, due to changing water requirements.
Communities: Best in a species tank.
Suitability: For the advance aquarist who can meet its' changing needs.

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