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Dartfish

Dartfish are a family of small, extremely colorful saltwater fish. Most species of dartfish are vibrantly colored and come in dazzling shades of red, yellow, orange, blue, purple, green and black. They are similar in appearance to gobies and are characterized by their long, eel-like bodies and split dorsal fins. Dartfishes are a fairly hardy species of fish and adapt quite readily to life in an aquarium. This makes them an excellent choice for most beginner and novice aquarists. They are also highly intelligent and have been a staple in the marine aquarium hobby for decades. Since Dartfish are carnivores Dartfish need to be fed a varied diet of live and frozen foods such as brine shrimp, mysis shrimp and krill. They will also readily accept most flake and the correctly sized pellet foods. Dartfishes are a fairly small species of fish and most aquarium varieties only reach a length of around 4 inches. This makes them excellent choices for just about any non-aggressive aquarium all the way down to nano-reef aquariums. They thrive in aquariums with large swimming spaces as well as plenty of hiding places. Like many marine fish they prefer aquariums with sufficient live rock and a soft substrate into which they can burrow. They are a a peaceful species of fish and do best when kept in groups of 4 or more. They also make excellent additions to most community aquariums. However, they should not be housed with larger, more aggressive tank mates that could harass or prey on them. The only other caution we need to adress is that they are easily startled and can jump out of an aquarium in a panic. Therefore dartfish need to be housed in saltwater aquariums equipped with lids.

Wild Collected, Aquarium Conditioned
Helfrichi Firefish
Nemateleotris helfrichi 

Description:   Helfrich's Firefish is a peaceful species that has a bright pink light front half, a lighter pink rear half, a yellow area on its head and pink and yellow on the fins. This splendid beauty lives over sand and mixed sand and rubble patches, on steep slopes, walls or at the base of reefs. This is a hardy aquarium fish that can be kept in a peaceful, fish-only aquarium, or reef tank. The most common question with this fish is "why is it so expensive compared to other firefish? Other species of Firefish are abundant in Indonesia and the Philippines where they are plentiful and labor is cheap. Helfrich's Firefish is collected only around the Marshall Islands near Hawaii, and is found only in deep water making it more difficult to find.
Recommended Tank size: Keep in mind they will try to jump out of the tank if stressed, so the Helfrichi Firefish Goby should be housed in a 10 gallon or larger tank with a lid.
Feeding and Diet: Helfrich's Firefish Goby are a carnivores and will eat Brine Shrimp, Flakes, Pellets, Mysid Shrimp, or chooped small crustaceans. At least 2-3 different kinds of food are recommended for Helfrich's Firefish Goby to keep variety in its diet.
General Comments: The Helfrich Firefish goby is timid and will require peaceful tank mates. Likes plenty of places to hide and is suitable for most reef settings.
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility :Excellent
Approximate Purchase Size: Large 2" to 3"

$129.99
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 Wild Collected, Aquarium Conditioned
Purple Firefish Goby
Nemateleotris decora

Description: The Purple Firefish from Maldives is a magnificent little fish that's perfect for reef tanks. These fish have a light lavender colored body with purple markings on their face and towards their tailfin, along with dark red and purple colored fins. The Purple Firefish also has an elongated first dorsal spine that "jumps" up and down. These little fish have lots of personality and should be kept in a tank with lots of rockwork. The Purple Firefish likes lots of crevices, caves, and overhangs where they can "hang" in place. These fish prefer to be kept in pairs and do well in the home aquarium. They are great for reef tanks and will accept most fish foods.
Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallon
Feeding and diet: The Purple Firefish Goby is a carnivore. It eats zooplankton, finely chopped small crustaceans, live & frozen brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, algae, spirulina flakes and other quality flake foods. Gobies will not touch corals and are too small to eat most crustaceans, so they are reef safe
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility :Very good reef or community fish.
Approximate Purchase Size: Large 2" to 3"

$39.99
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  Wild Collected, Aquarium Conditioned
Orange Firefish Goby
Nemateleotris magnifica (Maldives)

Description: The Orange Firefish Goby is a great choice for the begining to intermediate marine aquarist. They are known for hovering in beautiful groups in plain view in the center of the aquarium. The Orange Firefish Goby is also known as the Fire Dartfish, Flame Firefish, the Orange Firefish, Magnificent Dartfish and the Red Firefish. The entire Gobiidae family includes Firefishes, Mandarins, Jawfish and Tilefish. The Fire Goby comes from coral reefs in the central and western Pacific, including the Red Sea. Though from the coral reefs, they are totally reef compatible. The Orange Fire Goby with its long, narrow, cylindrical body, has a yellow head, pinkish yellow front half and a firey red/orange back half. The rear fins are highlighted in black. Its dorsal fin is divided into two sections, which distinguish gobies from blennies. The Fire Gobies’ most distinctive feature is an elongated first ray on the forward dorsal fin. This ray is pink at the front edge and is almost half the length of the entire body. It is used to wedge the Fire Goby into a burrow for safety from predators. The Fire Goby has a swim bladder, which allows it to hover in one location for extended periods with its head pointed upwards.
Recommended minimum tank size: Keep in mind they will try to jump out of the tank if stressed, so the Orange Firefish Goby should be housed in a 10 gallon or larger tank with a lid.
Food and diet: The Orange Firefish Goby is a carnivore. It eats zooplankton, finely chopped small crustaceans, live & frozen brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, algae, spirulina flakes and other quality flake foods. Gobies will not touch corals and are too small to eat most crustaceans, so they are reef safe
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility :Very good reef or community fish.
Approximate Purchase Size: Large 2" - 3"

$21.99
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Wild Collected, Aquarium Conditioned
Blue Gudgeon Dartfish
Ptereleotris heteroptera
Description: A beautiful addition to any peaceful aquarium, the Blue Gudgeon Dartfish also called the Threadfin Dartfish is quite docile and should not bother any tank-mates. The Blue Gudgeon Dartfish, Ptereleotris heteroptera, is a fish that does best in an established aquarium and can be kept single but does very well in groupings. With a maximum length from four to five inches, its size makes it perfect for large and for small aquariums. Its body is a blue-grey that fluoresces under actinic lighting. Its tail is marked with a pronounced black spot. It is completely peaceful against other species and of members of its own family. If more than one is to be placed in the same aquarium, it is best to introduce them simultaneously. Be sure to house it with compatible aquarium mates that will not be overly aggressive or confrontational to the Blue Gudgeon Goby.
Recommended Tank : It is best suited for a 30 gallon or larger aquarium.
Feeding and Diet: It will accept a variety of foods including Brine Shrimp and bloodworms, and will typically accept flake food fairly easily. It does require frequent feedings to ensure best health.
Level of Care: Very Hardy, easy to maintain
Reef Compatibility :Good Reef and Nano tank species
Approximate Purchase Size: 3" to 41/2"

$24.99
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   ReefPods™ Tisbe by AlgaGen
AlgaGen ReefPods™ Tisbe
Excellent food for Basslets, Blennies, Dartfish, Gobies, Mandarins, Seahorses, and many other finicky eating fish

ReefPods™ Tisbe the most popular aquarium Pod -they consumes your aquarium’s wastes and detritus, reproduce well, and are food for a multitude of reef inhabitants!

ReefPods™ Tisbe is a live culture of the harpacticoid copepod Tisbe biminiensis. Tisbe adult copepods live on bottom substrate such as live rock or sand and will eat detritus and microalage in the aquarium. They produce a small nauplii which is an excellent food for aquarium filter feeders and fish larvae. The adults are eaten by small bottom feeding fish such as gobies, dragonettes and blennies.

ReefPods™ Tisbe may be used as a starter culture to add to marine aquarium refugiums or the main tank. Once established they will reproduce quickly, growing from nauplii to adults in about nine days. They will thrive in a wide range of aquarium temperatures and a wide range of salinities. It is suggested they be added to the aquarium at night or to the refugium to avoid immediate fish predation.

Tisbe is an excellent all purpose aquarium copepod owing to its role in the natural environment as a detritivore. An opportunist feeder, Tisbe can be used as a tank cleaner consuming uneaten food and wastes as well as phytoplankton in the tank and refugium. Tisbe is capable of producing many eggs during its adult life span that hatch into nauplii which will enter the water column as food for your filter feeding reef inhabitants and replenish the adult population vital to tank hygiene. Tisbe adults and juveniles may also enter the water column and be tasty and nutritious treats for your reef fish!


ReefPods™ Tisbe 8 ounce $13.99
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Photos are representative of each species. All marine life will be unique and variations should be expected, colors and sizes may vary.

*Guarantee Restriction: All of our livestock are guaranteed. However for one or more of these species, they may be marked with a *Guarantee Restriction. If it does, it means the specific animal may not handle stress from environmental conditions well. These stresses can include poor water quality, harassment from tank mates or confined aquarium conditions. When stressed, these species can lose the ability to ward off infection and disease. Other species may be listed as Restircted because they have such specialized feeding requirements that is difficult recreate in a aquarium and may succumb to mal nutrition.