Corythoichthys nigripectusis commonly referred to as Black-breasted pipefish. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. A aquarium size of at least 300 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 2811 AphiaID: 217994 Scientific: Corythoichthys nigripectus German: Schwarzbrust-Seenadel English: Black-breasted Pipefish Category: Pipefishes Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Syngnathiformes (Order) > Syngnathidae (Family) > Corythoichthys (Genus) > nigripectus (Species) Initial determination: Herald, 1953 Occurrence: Bali, Caroline Island, Egypt, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Indo Pacific, Marschall Islands, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Papua, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Red Sea, the Society Islands, Tonga Sea depth: 5 - 30 Meter Size: up to 4.33" (11 cm) Temperature: 75.2 °F - 78.8 °F (24°C - 26°C) Food: Brine Shrimps, Living Food, Mysis Tank: 65.99 gal (~ 300L) Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Least concern (LC) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs. The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail.
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