Elegant Firefish

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Elegant Firefish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Elegant Firefish and the correct latin name is Nemateleotris decora. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Dartfish family. (e) It's origin is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful Dartfish which can be kept by newbies thanks to the size and demands.

Elegant Firefish can grow up to 9 cm what is approximately 3 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 1080cm2 of water surface which is approximately 167 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is medium. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is easy to keep the Elegant Firefish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The pH levels shouldn't be outside of 8.0 - 8.3 since most marine fish are used to the mentioned range of pH values.

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