A tender pipefish which may breed in captivity. Should be kept in a tank without larger fish. The more live-rock the better.
Synonym: Doryrhamphus pessuliferus (Fowler, 1938)
Dunckerocampus pessuliferusis commonly referred to as Yellowbanded Pipefish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. A aquarium size of at least 250 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
The offspring of Dunckerocampus pessuliferus are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Dunckerocampus pessuliferus, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Dunckerocampus pessuliferus, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.