Seahorse Frequently Asked Questions / Where can I buy Captive Bred Pipefish?

There are no commercial sources of captive bred pipefish at this time. Some hobbyists are breeding them, but they are few and far between. If you are looking to house your pipefish with seahorses, only do this if you are able to locate captive bred ones, though it is very likely you won’t be able to. However, hobbyists are working towards that goal, so there could be some before too long. Try your local reef clubs, along with MBI and MOFIB.

Because of their rarity, if you do find a fish store that is claiming to have them, inquire about the breeder. There are both unscrupulous fish stores along with unscrupulous distributors that will label fish as captive bred or tank raised even when they are not.

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