Firefish Goby - Pacific

Nemateleotris magnifica


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Firefish Goby - Pacific

Firefish Goby - Pacific

Nemateleotris magnifica


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Firefish Goby - Pacific Care Facts

Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Carnivore
Reef Safe: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons
Max Size: 3 inches

Firefish Goby

​​The Firefish Goby (Nemateleotris magnifica) is a captivating and popular addition to saltwater marine aquariums, known for its vibrant colors and engaging behavior. Originating from the warm waters of the Indo-Pacific region, including the Red Sea and the western Pacific Ocean, these gobies inhabit coral reefs and seek shelter in crevices or burrows. Reef safe and reaching sizes of 3 to 3.5 inches, they thrive in well-established aquariums with stable water conditions and moderate to high water flow.

Habitat

The Firefish is native to the warm waters of the Indo-Pacific region, including the Red Sea and the western Pacific Ocean. They inhabit coral reefs in the wild, seeking shelter in crevices or burrows.

Reef Safe

The Firefish is reef safe, making it a suitable addition to coral-rich environments. While they do not harm corals or other invertebrates, providing ample hiding spots is crucial to protect them from larger predatory fish.

Size and Lifespan

Firefish typically grow to be 3 to 3.5 inches (7.5 to 9 cm) in length. With proper care in a well-maintained aquarium, they can live for several years.

Diet

Firefish are omnivores, feeding on small crustaceans, zooplankton, and tiny marine worms in the wild. In captivity, they readily accept a variety of prepared marine foods, such as frozen or live brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, and high-quality pellet or flake foods.

Aquaculture

The Firefish is readily available in the aquarium trade, and the availability of captive-bred specimens is increasing. Successful aquaculture efforts have contributed to making this species more sustainable and accessible to hobbyists.

Compatibility

Firefish are generally peaceful and can coexist harmoniously with various tank mates, as long as they are not aggressive or predatory.

Ideal Tank Mates

  • Royal Gramma (Gramma loreto): Peaceful royal grammas can complement Firefish , adding color and diversity to the tank.
  • Banggai Cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni): These visually striking and peaceful fish are compatible tank mates, creating an eye-catching display.
  • Dartfish (e.g., Ptereleotris spp.): Peaceful dartfish can share the tank with Firefish, showcasing their unique swimming patterns.
  • Fairy Wrasses (Cirrhilabrus spp.): Peaceful and colorful fairy wrasses can contribute visual appeal and a sense of movement to the aquarium.
  • Anthias (e.g., Pseudanthias spp.): Peaceful anthias species can thrive alongside Firefish, especially in larger aquariums with ample swimming space.

Tank Requirements

To provide a suitable habitat for Firefish, set up a well-established aquarium with plenty of live rock for hiding spots. A sandy substrate is ideal for them to create burrows and feel secure. They thrive in aquariums with stable water conditions and moderate to high water flow.

Other Common Names

Apart from being called "Firefish Goby" or "Nemateleotris magnifica," this species is also known as the "Magnificent Firefish" or "Fire Dartfish."

Came to my doorstep energetic and lively. Had one fire fish already and luckily now I have a mated pair! Filthy.


Reviewed by: Spencer Murray on July 7, 2024


Reviewed by: Bobbi Wolgamott on July 4, 2024

Cool fish, peaceful temperament.


Reviewed by: Shaun Huddleston on July 3, 2024

Very reasonable prices


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Reviewed by: Andie Gomez on May 29, 2024

Fun to watch. Fast and skittish.


Reviewed by: Jared Hight on May 19, 2024

Nice size , beautiful specimen. acclimated well,


Reviewed by: Paige Young on May 19, 2024


Reviewed by: Robert Herndon on May 15, 2024


Reviewed by: Billy Springer on May 13, 2024

Already picked a spot in the rock, very colorful, and fun to watch.


Reviewed by: Raymond Lardani on May 12, 2024


Reviewed by: Jessica Barnhart on May 6, 2024


Reviewed by: Matthew Buckley on April 29, 2024

Healthy on arrival


Reviewed by: Bentley Blalock on April 29, 2024

Very energetic. Great little guy


Reviewed by: Debbie Yasenka on April 17, 2024

Nice fish


Reviewed by: Bradley Lockwood on April 10, 2024


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Reviewed by: Eugene Abbott on April 3, 2024

Same again, every fish I get from here is healthy, active and brightly colored upon arrival.


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Reviewed by: Debbie Konechney on March 17, 2024


Reviewed by: Cameron Kreger on March 17, 2024

Seems acclimated in tank, nice addition.


Reviewed by: Charles Caine on March 4, 2024

Different looking little fella but looks great in the aquarium with the clowns.


Reviewed by: Caren Christian on Feb. 26, 2024

Healthy


Reviewed by: Daniel Solis on Feb. 25, 2024

Healthy and fun to watch.


Reviewed by: William Chester on Feb. 25, 2024

Beautiful!


Reviewed by: Bridget Keating on Feb. 21, 2024

I now have 3 of these in my tanks. They are such a kind fish and don't bother any other fish and for the most part, other fish don't bother them unless it's another territorial goby. But they just move out of the way and usually stay towards the middle of the tank.


Reviewed by: Dale Pichelmayer on Feb. 19, 2024

Great deal, cool looking fish.


Reviewed by: Keith Blair on Feb. 19, 2024

Perfect addition to our reef tank


Reviewed by: Happy Valentines Day Aguirre on Feb. 14, 2024

I’m now sitting at 3 firefish gobies. They are very kind fish and stick to themselves. If you don’t already have one, make sure you get one especially at these unbeatable sale prices.


Reviewed by: Dale Pichelmayer on Feb. 14, 2024


Reviewed by: Michael Checkley on Feb. 14, 2024

Doing well


Reviewed by: Daniel Todd on Feb. 14, 2024


Reviewed by: Peter Moran on Feb. 9, 2024

Beautiful and healthy


Reviewed by: Joshua Aust on Feb. 8, 2024

These fish were nice and healthy when I first got them. Healthy when I first got home. They add nice color to the tank when they are out


Reviewed by: Tim Fuest on Feb. 6, 2024

Doing great!


Reviewed by: Kim Smith on Feb. 6, 2024

Love them! the pack is perfect. very vibrant.


Reviewed by: Jackie Mattina on Feb. 1, 2024


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Reviewed by: Ishaan Patel on Jan. 30, 2024

Look great


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Reviewed by: William Kornemann on Jan. 30, 2024

My second and plan to order more


Reviewed by: Alvin Barbes on Jan. 30, 2024

Arrived health and alive. Both of them are still doing well. They are very colorful and interesting fish to watch.


Reviewed by: Meghan Devine on Jan. 24, 2024

Happy healthy


Reviewed by: Mike Perdue on Jan. 17, 2024

Eating great and both make a beautiful addition to the tank.


Reviewed by: Andrew Hayes on Jan. 8, 2024


Reviewed by: Keith Loepker on Jan. 2, 2024


Reviewed by: David Goodwin on Jan. 1, 2024

Great size healthy


Reviewed by: Mike Perdue on Dec. 30, 2023


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Reviewed by: Tim Bunk on Dec. 25, 2023

Just awesome!


Reviewed by: Dale Pichelmayer on Dec. 24, 2023

Doing great


Reviewed by: Mike Perdue on Dec. 24, 2023


Reviewed by: Barbara Macey on Dec. 18, 2023


Reviewed by: Lynn Adams on Dec. 13, 2023

These took nearly a week to feel comfortable in the open, but are now doing well.


Reviewed by: Monte Puymon on Dec. 11, 2023

Healthy beautiful fish.


Reviewed by: Derek Meadows on Dec. 10, 2023


Reviewed by: Chris Anderson on Dec. 8, 2023

Great color and size


Reviewed by: Anthony Little on Dec. 7, 2023


Reviewed by: William Nesselrotte on Dec. 5, 2023


Reviewed by: Sheila Haettich on Dec. 4, 2023


Reviewed by: Jerry Albright on Dec. 4, 2023

Real nice. Fish


Reviewed by: Alvin Barbes on Dec. 4, 2023

Firefish were healthy and beautiful colors!


Reviewed by: Denise Nelson on Dec. 3, 2023

Beautiful color nice and bright


Reviewed by: Kim Smith on Dec. 3, 2023

Very beautiful and active. Acclimated great. Students love seeing their darting movements.


Reviewed by: Andrew Hayes on Dec. 3, 2023

Super healthy. Most eager to eat.


Reviewed by: John Atella on Nov. 27, 2023


Reviewed by: Danny Fenton on Nov. 21, 2023

Great


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Reviewed by: Reynaldo Sosa on Nov. 20, 2023


Reviewed by: Marty Costello on Nov. 15, 2023

Good to see healthy fish


Reviewed by: Alvin Barbes on Nov. 12, 2023

WAS OK


Reviewed by: Michael Taub on Nov. 7, 2023

Healthy! Fit right in with the other filefish.


Reviewed by: Sherri Meyer on Oct. 30, 2023


Reviewed by: Brad Fritza on Oct. 28, 2023

Well he jumped out of my tank thru a small hole in my top the second day I had him . I did Neil know he was a jumper .


Reviewed by: David Schneider on Oct. 24, 2023


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Reviewed by: Carlos Barajas on Oct. 22, 2023


Reviewed by: Rik Miller on Oct. 22, 2023

For a freebie, this little guy is great! Not going to be a permanent resident most likely, but could grow on me


Reviewed by: Devin Hayek on Oct. 22, 2023


Reviewed by: Bill Navarrette on Oct. 22, 2023

Gentle to watch and entertain.


Reviewed by: Alvin Barbes on Oct. 9, 2023

So far doing well in qt


Reviewed by: Jim Sharpe on Oct. 8, 2023


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Reviewed by: Richard Walker on Sept. 27, 2023


Reviewed by: Matt Reese on Sept. 24, 2023


Reviewed by: Susan Alexandre on July 24, 2023

A real character, fun to watch.


Reviewed by: Edward Rasmussen on July 18, 2023


Reviewed by: Lauren Frank on July 13, 2023

Nice fish


Reviewed by: Alvin Barbes on June 27, 2023

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