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Old 06-06-2011, 11:58 AM   #1
 
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Anyone know the name of this fish

So i was at my LFS yesterday and spotted one of these guys. after watching it for a little while i had to buy it but i forgot to ask the guy what kind of fish is it. Can you guys help me out with the name or info on this fish? thanks


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Old 06-06-2011, 12:12 PM   #2
 
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please return that pipefish.
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:53 PM   #3
 
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please return that pipefish.

I'm sure there's a good reason but why?
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:20 PM   #4
 
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because they as hard if not harder to care for than Seahorses.....
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Old 06-06-2011, 07:50 PM   #5
 
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sorry, they are pretty fragile, your tanks pretty new, it doesnt seem to be in the best of shape as it is...
.. please research before buying.
it may possibly be an option further down the road, but please leave things you know you cant keep alive in the store until you have the set up to properly keep them alive. the less things bought means the less demand, the less demand the less things caught from our oceans.
- just my opinion.
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Old 06-06-2011, 08:48 PM   #6
 
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I didn't know what it was until today. Thanks for the tip I will be returning the fish back to the LFS
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:42 PM   #7
 
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I didn't know what it was until today. Thanks for the tip I will be returning the fish back to the LFS
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Good for you for doing the right thing.
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:38 AM   #8
 
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Good for you for doing the right thing.
+1. I wonder how well the LFS will be at keeping this poor critter alive? Most fishkeepers (LFS included) have no business keeping pipefish, seahorses, etc. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:02 AM   #9
 
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+1. I wonder how well the LFS will be at keeping this poor critter alive? Most fishkeepers (LFS included) have no business keeping pipefish, seahorses, etc. Just my 2 cents.
i agree to that too kym, but unfortunatly they always will until we ( as in everyone ) stops buying things like that. if we lowered the demand, and maybe certain things were kept to special orders our worlds natural populations wouldnt be hurting.

and bravo khacho for returning it.
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:30 PM   #10
 
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Where are you located? If you're anywhere near Northern Virginia I could help you get started with some of my livestock that I'm thinking about moving.
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