Red Firefish (Nemateleotris magnifica)
Family: Microdesmidae (Dartfishes, Wormfishes)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific Region
Depth: 20 to 230 ft. Size: 3 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 10+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful
Natural History: The Red Firefish is found on the upper parts of outer reef slopes, hovering above the bottom. It darts into a hole at any sign of danger. It is observed to flick its dorsal fin back and forth. Juveniles are seen in small groups, sharing the same burrow. They are reported to be monogamous.
Husbandry: The Red Firefish is a peaceful community fish that should only be housed with other peaceful species. If a male-female pair can be found they can be kept together in an aquarium, otherwise this species should be housed singly. This species is an excellent jumper and a good aquarium covering is a must to keep it contained.
AKA: Fire Goby, Fire Dartfish
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