Care Level: Moderate to Difficult
Main Diet: Carnivore (live and frozen foods)
Compatibility: Peaceful, but can be territorial towards other pipefish
Reef Safe: Yes, but may eat small crustaceans
Adult Size: 4-6"
Suggested Tank Size: 30+ gallons
The Dragonface Pipefish, also known as the Longsnout Pipefish or Flagtail Pipefish, is a unique and captivating marine fish. This species requires a moderate to difficult level of care due to their specific feeding requirements. They are carnivores and should be fed a diet of live and frozen foods such as brine shrimp, copepods, and mysis shrimp. While generally peaceful, they can be territorial towards other pipefish and should be housed in a tank of at least 30 gallons with ample hiding places. The Dragonface Pipefish is generally reef safe, but caution should be taken as they may consume small crustaceans. Maintaining stable water parameters is essential, including temperature (72-78°F), pH (8.1-8.4), and specific gravity (1.020-1.025). The Dragonface Pipefish requires experienced aquarists who can provide the necessary care and attention to ensure its well-being in a marine aquarium.