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  • Pipefish, Solenostomus paegni

Pipefish, Solenostomus paegni

Product Description

Product Description

With their incredible ability to mimic their surroundings and their tiny size, it is not surprising that these spectacular critters are seldom spotted by divers. Usually they are seen hovering next to their matching host, perfectly camouflaged. Their bodies are small and compressed, with large, often ornate fins. They can take on a wide variety of colours including red, white and yellow, depending on their surroundings. Ghost Pipefish are also characterised by their hard body plates and tubular snouts, similar to the closely related seahorses.

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Temperament

Semi-aggressive

Max Size

The smallest Ghost Pipefish is the Halimeda Ghost Pipefish (Solenostomus halimeda) with adults only 5cm long, the largest is the Robust Ghost Pipefish (Solenostomus cyanopterus) which can grow as long as 16cm.