Freshwater pipefish originate from riverine systems in the West African countries of Gambia and Angola. They are considered a rather challenging species to keep in the home aquarium due to the need for a constant source of live food. Make sure to use a sponge filter so the food isn't sucked up.
Freshwater pipefish have been recorded to live for over 10 years in captivity if cared for properly. Some pipefish have recently been captive-bred at fish farms. These individuals are much easier to care for than their wild-caught counterparts. An aquarium for freshwater pipefish should ideally be heavily planted with a sandy substrate.
Freshwater pipefish are best kept in a species-only aquarium, although it is possible to house this species with others that are calm and peaceful. Other tankmate choices may include bristlenose plecos (Ancistrus sp.), Corydoras species, badis (Badis badis), neon green rasboras (Microdevario kubotai), ember tetras (Hyphessobrycon amandae), and galaxy danios (Danio margaritatus).
-Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between the availability of the actual livestock.
-And based on availability, your fish will be selected from an assortment of males and females, as we are not able to guarantee specific gender.