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Exquisite Firefish

Greek Name: Nemateleotris exquisita

$59.99

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The Exquisite Firefish, is the Western Indian Ocean relative of the more well-known and similar-looking Purple Firefish (Nemateleotris decora) however it’s brighter and yellower than Western Pacific Purple Firefish. This Exquisite Firefish can also be believed to live in deeper waters and is significantly larger than the Western Pacific Purple Firefish. The other distinctive characteristics of the Exquisite Firefish are that it is slightly slimmer and has a shorter face and a first dorsal fin.

It is required to have a 20-gallon or larger tank, with plenty of coral rubble to form the aquascape. The lid must be tight enough to stop it from escaping the tank. It rarely becomes aggressive toward other fish, however it can be territorial and will engage in battle with its own species in unless a mating pair.

The Exquisite Firefish is a fish that feeds primarily on prey that is suspended inside the water column however it can also pick up food from the substrate. Its diverse diet will consist of mysis enriched shrimp, brine shrimp enriched, shred or chopped seafood, and frozen recipes for carnivores. The vivid color can fade in the light of intense illumination, and when the diet is not supplemented with vitamins.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1-3/4″ to 2-3/4″

 

Category:

Care Level

Easy

Temperament

Peaceful

Color Form

Purple, Red, White, Yellow

Diet

Carnivore

Reef Compatible

Yes

Water Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Max Size

3"

Origin

Maldives

Family

Gobiidae

Minimum Tank

20 gallons

Description

General information regarding Exquisite Firefish

The Exquisite Firefish can be described as the Western Indian Ocean relative of the more well-known and similar-looking Purple Firefish (Nemateleotris decora) however it is more vibrant and yellower than Western Pacific Purple Firefish. It is also more slender and has a longer tail. Exquisite Firefish has also been known to live in deeper water and become slightly larger than Western Pacific Purple Firefish. The other distinct features of the Exquisite Firefish are that it is slightly slimmer with a smaller face and a first dorsal fin. It is a requirement for home aquariums to have plenty of coral rubble to form an aquascape. And an encapsulated lid that is tight enough to stop it from leaping out of the tank. It’s not likely to be aggressive with other fish, but it is territorial and fights with its own species, except if they are a mated pair.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small

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