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Yes Yes! These are plant-like fish that swim, lay eggs and cuddle with them!

Yes Yes! These are plant-like fish that swim, lay eggs and cuddle with them!

es! These plants-look-alike fish swim, lay eggs and brood them !!

Yes Yes! These are plant-like fish that swim, lay eggs and cuddle with them!

They are called the “Ghost Pipefish” or Tube-Mouth fish and are related to seahorses. They can be found in tropical waters of the Indian Ocean. None of which are longer than 15 centimeters.

These fish are called “tube phantom fish” or “mouth tube” fish and belong to the seahorse species. It can be found in the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean and is no more than 15 cm long.

No doubt they have very striking resemblance to plants.

Without a doubt, they are very similar to the shapes of plants.

Ghost-pipefish float nearly motionless, with their mouth facing downwards. They feed on tiny crustaceans, sucked inside through their long snout. They live in open waters except during breeding. When they find a coral reef or muddy bottom they change color and shape to minimize visibility. Female ghost-pipefish use their enlarged pelvic fins to brood their eggs until they hatch.


Tubular ghost fish float almost motionless with their mouths down. It feeds on small crustaceans, where it sucks with its long snout. It lives in open water except during mating. When you find a coral reef or mud bed, change its color and shape so that it does not appear. The female tube ghostfish uses its wide fins to incubate its eggs until they hatch.

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