Fish Species

Orange Firefish

Orange Firefish - Description

The Orange Firefish is also known as a Fire Goby, Fire Wormfish or Magnificent Dartfish. It is a very hardy fish and makes an ideal fish for the beginner, its recommended to place them alone or in a pair as this fish can become aggressive in a group.

The Orange firefish is known as a tank jumper so make sure your tank has a lid to avoid them trying to escape!

Popular Name: Orange Firefish
Species: Nemateleotris magnifica

Profile of the Orange Firefish

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Orange Firefish species.

  • Size: Up to 9cm

  • Diet / Feeding: Copepods, Crustacean larvae, Zooplankton but will accept frozen food

  • Temperament: Very nervous fish, needs plenty of hiding places, ideally place alone or in pairs to minimise aggression

  • Range: Reef dwellers, marine water of the Indo-Pacific and Central Pacific regions

  • Behaviour: Known as 'tank jumpers', ensure the tank has a lid to avoid them escaping!

Scientific Classification of the Orange Firefish

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Nemateleotris magnifica

  • Popular Name: Orange Firefish - Fire Goby - Fire Wormfish - Magnificent Dartfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

Marine Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Orange Firefish

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.

A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.


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