The smallest of the reef pipefishes available in the aquarium hobby. It has a long, slender body with a tiny, tubular mouth and a round, flag-like tail. The body is orange with a blue stripe on either side running from snout to tail. The tail is maroon to red with highly variable yellow, orange, and white markings.This species is best kept in mated pairs or harems of one male and multiple females in an aquarium that is 30 gallons or larger. Males are territorial and will not tolerate the presence of one another. If adding more than one bluestripe pipefish to the aquarium, it is recommended to add them at the same time.
- Scientific Name: Doryrhamphus excisus
- Family: Syngnathidae
- Max Size: 3 inches
- Diet: Carnivore
- Required Tank Size: 30+ gallons
- Shipping Size: 1 to 2 inches