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Helfrichi Firefish - Hawaii
Nemateleotris helfrichi
Helfrichi Firefish - Hawaii
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Size: 2 inches
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Planktivore predominantly
Origin: Hawaii
Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
Coral Safe: Yes
Invertebrate Safe: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 20
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The Hawaii Helfrichi Firefish is also commonly known as Helfrich's Dartfish, or Mano'o-sugale. Since at times, the Hawaii Helfrichi Firefish becomes territorial especially towards other firefish unless introduced to a tank simultaneously. Therefore, it is best to house the Helfrichi Firefish with docile fishes and passive fishes. It is very good at jumping, and requires a tight fitted tank to avoid any unnecessary accidents. The Helfrichi Firefish doesn?t bother any corals or sessile invertebrates, and is considered a reef safe species. It thrives well in a temperature range of 72-78 degrees Fahrenheit and pH of 8.1-8.4. The Hawaii Helfrichi Firefish eats meaty foods, such as frozen Cyclops, frozen fish eggs, preparations for marine carnivores and even flake food. It should not be combined with the dottybacks, damsels (including larger anemonefish) pygmy angelfish, hawkfish, sand perches and wrasses. The Helfrich?s firefish sometimes suffers from swim bladder disorders. It has an elongated first dorsal spine that ??jumps?? up and down, and is suggested to keep with enough rockwork. The Hawaii Helfrichi Firefish fish loves to hang in and therefore we advise you to keep a few live rocks, crevices and overhangs to set a realistic feeling to the fish.
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Also known as the Helfrich Dartfish.This little fish is a wonderful addition to the aquarium. These delightful fish are peaceful and get along with others of their own species. Keep with other non-aggressive fish in a sandy bottom tank and provide lots of rockwork for this fish to dart in and out of and hide in. This fish will hide itsself in the sand when it feels threatened or at night. This fish will do better in pairs or small groups. This fish will jump out of small openings at the top of the tank, and has been known to spawn in captivity.Feed live brine shrimp, mysid shrimp, finely chopped fresh or frozen seafood and frozen carnivore food. Feed two times per day.The maximum length this fish will attain is 2.4 inches.Gobies compose one of the largest family of fish in the ocean. These small fish live around reefs or on sandy flats. Many of the Gobies are known for their burrowing behavior. These fish use burrows in the sand for safety. Some of the Goby species are known to share their burrows with Pistol Shrimp; behavior that can be duplicated in the home aquarium. Most Gobies have cupped ventral fins that nearly join just below their gill plates that serve as perching mechanisms so the Goby can always be on the lookout in a resting position. The Goby is a tremendous addition to the home aquarium.
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