The Good Fish / Bad Fish Tool
for Saltwater Aquariums,
Award-winning tool for creating ocean-friendly aquariums.

Firefish

BAD Fish

Scientific Name Nemateleotris magnifica

Other Name(s) Fire Dartfish; Firefish Goby

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Firefish

BAD Fish
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Yellow head then white to mid-body; rear half pale orange/red gradating to deep red at tail; elongated white first dorsal fin. The Firefish is among the top 20 most imported marine aquarium fish in the U.S.,  many of which were likely captured with cyanide.