Care Level: Easy
Reef Compatible: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons
Water Conditions: 72-78°F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 3″
Color Form: Black and white
Origin: Coral Sea, Indonesia, Maldives
The Firefish Goby is also known as the Firefish, Fire Goby, Magnificent Dartfish, or Fire Dartfish. Its head is yellow, the anterior portion of the body is white, and the posterior portion a pinkish to orangish red. The dorsal, anal, and caudal fins are highlighted in black. The Firefish Goby also has an elongated first dorsal spine that “flicks” up and down.
They are easy to keep, sometimes very shy, and the perfect candidate for a peaceful reef tank. These little fish have lots of personality and should be kept in a tank with lots of rockwork. Each Fire Goby will have a “bolt-hole,” which it quickly ducks into when threatened. These fish are also jumpers, so precautions should be taken to secure openings at the top of the aquarium.
Along with algae and zooplankton growing in the tank, the diet of the Firefish Goby should consist of finely chopped small crustaceans, brine or mysis shrimp, and a good quality flake food.