Fish Database

Decorated Firefish

Scientific Name: Nemateleotris decora

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Aggressiveness: Non-Aggressive
Diet: Formula I & II, Flake, Mysis Shrimp
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Minimum Tank Size: 20gal
Relative Care: Easy
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A very good fish that does well in both reef and nano tanks. To do well, they require a sandy bottom or rock rubble with caves. Try not to mix them with any aggressive fish that may think of them as a meal, such as a wrasse, hogfish, or a dottyback. Even though they usually live on the bottom of the tank, near a hole or an opening in a rock crevice, they need a good cover on top of the tank, as they are prone to jump.

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