Firefish Goby (Nemateleotris magnifica)

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Firefish Goby

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Firefish Goby

Nemateleotris magnifica

76 Litres (20 US G.)

5.1-7.6cm (2-3 ")

pH

8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

10-15 years

Family

Ptereleotridae



Additional names

Firefish Goby, Orange Firefish, Common Firefish, Dartfish, Red Fire Goby


Origin

Sexing

No known difference between sexes.

Tank compatibility

This fish can be quite timid so keep with peaceful tank mates. Likes to be kept in mated pairs, but unmated pairs may be territorial towards one another.

Diet

A carnivorous fish that prefers brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, will also accept some marine pellets or flakes. Their diet should be kept varied.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

This fish must have plenty of secure hiding places in live rock. It requires an SG of 1.021 - 1.022. It is essential to make sure there is a secure lid as this fish can jump.

Behaviour

Will never venture far from the rock work, will move in short bursts and flick it's dorsal fin up and down.

Identification

This fish has an elongated pale body with a rounded head. It is pale from the front to mid-section where it then goes into bright orange and red. It has a long spiked dorsal fin and a small upturned mouth.

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