Red Firefish (Nemateleotris magnifica) Care
The Red Firefish, Nemateleotris magnifica, is also known Fire Goby. These fish come from the Indo-Pacific region. They have an elongated body that is white in the front and slowly transitions to red at the tail. The dorsal, anal, and caudal fins are highlighted in black. The very front of the face is yellow. They are notorious jumpers and should be kept in a tank with a lid.
These fish are carnivores and require a diet rich in both meaty foods, such as mysis and brine shrimp and finely chopped seafood.
The Red Firefish can grow to be about 3″ and can be housed in aquariums as small as 10 gallons with live rock and plenty of room for swimming. They should be kept singly or as a mated pair.
These fish are hardy, easy to care for, peaceful, and reef safe.