Fire Dartfish (Nemateleotris magnifica)

Also known as Dartfish, Dartgoby, Fire Dartfish, Fire Wormfish, Firefish, Firefish Goby, Firegoby, Gudgeon, Hovergoby, Magnificent Dartfish, Magnificent Firefish, Magnificent Firegoby, Orange Firefish, Orange Firegoby, Red Dartfish, Red Firefish, Red Firefish Goby, Red Firegoby, Sailfin Hovergoby, Wormgoby

Description

Also known as Dartfish, Dartgoby, Fire Dartfish, Fire Wormfish, Firefish, Firefish Goby, Firegoby, Gudgeon, Hovergoby, Magnificent Dartfish, Magnificent Firefish, Magnificent Firegoby, Orange Firefish, Orange Firegoby, Red Dartfish, Red Firefish, Red Firefish Goby, Red Firegoby, Sailfin Hovergoby, Wormgoby.

Found in pairs or family groups hovering just above the bottoms and facing the current feeding, close to their holes over upper portions of outer reef slopes.
They feed on crustaceans, crustacean larvae and zooplankton.
Length - 7.5cm
Depth - 6-70m
Widespread Indo-Pacific

These cute little fish usually in pairs hovering directly above the ocean floor, facing the current to catch their food.
When predators approach they dart back into their holes or under a rock. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Nemateleotris-magnifica.html

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