Common Name: Firefish, Fire Dartfish, Magnifica Dartfish, Fire Goby, Firefish Goby.

Scientific Name: Nemateleotris magnifica

Reef Safe: Yes

Temperament: Peaceful

Care Level: Easy

Max Size: 3 to 4 inches



These are very attractive looking little fish.  The head will have slight yellow like coloring to it followed by white coloring back to about the midpoint of the body.  From the midpoint of the body to the end of the tail fin, the Firefish will have a striking red color. The fins will also have a black trim or boarder to them.



These are fairly peaceful fish.  The only time you may experience any aggression would be when kept with other members of its own species unless you get a mated pair.



As this is a very small fish, you can keep one in a tank as small as 20 gallons. They will need smaller hiding spots throughout the aquarium within the live rock for this fish to go to when it feels stressed or threatened.  The Firefish has also been known to be a jumper so it would be best to have glass tops or a canopy on your aquarium.  They will do best when added to a mature set-up.


Recommended water conditions:

I would refer you to the below article for the typical water conditions that a Firefish will do best in:



As these fish are omnivores, they will do best when offered a combination of frozen foods such as brine shrimp along with algae based marine flake or pellet foods.  They will also eat algae and different types of plankton, pods, and larvae that can naturally develop in your aquarium.



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