Category: Salt Water
Facts about the Orange Firefish, it is a class of Dartfish that belongs to the Nemateleotris genus of the Microdesmidae family. The binomial name of this fish is Nemateleotris magnifica and it is also called the Fire Dartfish, Fire Goby, Red Fire Goby, or just Fire Fish. The Orange Firefish species hail from the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean from the eastern African coastline to the Hawaiian Islands and from the north of the Australia Islands to the Ryukyu Islands. The Orange Firefish is one of the most popular fish in the maritime hobby. The Orange Firefish is a wonderful fish with dazzling coloration, a distinctive body shape, and matchless personality.
A matured Orange Firefish is capable of attaining a maximum body size of 3 inches (7.5 cm). Usually, the Orange Firefish has a bright yellow color head, merging into its white color body, steadily shading into a red-orange color tail. The dorsal fins of the Orange Firefish are extremely long, and it flicks its fins backward and forward. This is exercised as a gesture to conspecifics.
The Orange Firefish has its anal, dorsal, and caudal fins highlighted in black color. Besides its arresting coloration, the Orange Firefish class is heralded as a sweet-tempered fish, as well, with countless personality. Furthermore, owing to its small body size, the Orange Firefish makes an immense accumulation to the smaller reef aquarium.
The Orange Firefish is a dweller of reefs where it can be seen at a depth, ranging from 20 feet to 230 feet (6 meters to 70 meters). It is more often than not seen just above the base, facing the watercourse, where it waits for its petite preys, such as Benthic and free-swimming invertebrates. Adults dwell in sandy holes unaccompanied or in pairs, whereas the juveniles exist in small groups.
The passive, Orange Firefish is nervous and in the wild, each fish will encompass a bolt-burrow into which it swiftly dips when threatened. In the captivity or home aquarium, the Orange Firefish needs manifold safety regions in the middle of rock-strewn outcroppings or crags into which it may dart if stressed. This fish class is usually not aggressive towards other fish, excluding those of its own class. However, a mated couple can live serenely together.
To best rebuild their wild home, the Orange Firefish needs an aquarium with a minimum capacity of 10 gallons or bigger system with reasonable light conditions and a modest current passing over the subsist rock reef. Usually, when this Orange Firefish is stressed, it will try to jump out from the aquarium. As such, the Orange Firefish should be accommodated in an aquarium, covered with a lid. These fish species are monogamous and they can be kept unaccompanied or in duos in aquariums.
The Orange Firefish is a carnivorous fish and together with zooplankton and algae, growing in the aquarium, the major diet of this fish consist of vitamin-enriched frozen or live brine fish, finely cut small crustaceans, mysis shrimp, and geared up foods.
The average lifespan of the Orange Firefish ranges from 5 years to 7 years if they are maintained under perfect conditions.