Firefish Goby (Nemateleotris magnifica)

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Firefish Goby

Firefish Goby

Nemateleotris magnifica

76 Litres (20 US G.)

5.1-7.6cm (2-3 ")


8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

10-15 years



Additional names

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

Sexing[edit | edit source]

No known difference between sexes.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Identification[edit | edit source]

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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