Yellow Multibanded Pipe
Yellow Multibanded Pipefish is a type of reef pipefish or flagtail pipefish. This fish is a stronger swimmer than its seahorse cousins and rarely comes into direct contact with the substrate.The Yellow Multibanded Pipefish has a long, slender body with a tiny, tubular mouth and an oval, flag-like tail. The body is yellow with bright red to maroon vertical rings from head to the tail. The tail is bright red with a white tip and yellow dot in the center.Yellow Multibanded Pipefish is difficult to keep due to its unusual feeding requirements. It normally prefers to eat only live copepods in a mature reef aquarium with plenty of live rock or macroalgae. An ideal diet to start this fish on is Nutramar Tigrio Bottled Live Copepods, and vitamin-enriched live baby brine shrimp, however, live baby brine should not make up the majority of its diet.
- Scientific Name: Doryrhamphus Pessuliferus
- Origin: Indo-Pacific
- Max Size: 7 inches
- Food: live fish, shrimp and worms
- Approximate Size: Medium 3" to 4 1/2 inches