very rarely we obtain the freshwater pipefish Microphis aculeatus from
Nigeria. The fish belong to the free swimming members of the family and
are very attractive. As in all pipefish the male has to care for the
eggs until they hatch. The eggs are deposited in a pouch along the
belly. So the male can be easily recognized by the totally different
shape of the body. Moreover the up to 15 cm long males (females stay a
bit smaller) have a pretty red stripe along the back and a nice pattern
on the snout.
For our customers: the fish have code 149204 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer