What are your experiences with fire fish

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by Fish Boss, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. Fish Boss

    Fish Boss Supporting Member

    So I've been doing some research on these guys, and Ive read a lot of conflicting information on these guys. I've read that their sex is determined at hatch, but I've also read they are sequential hermaphrodites. I've heard they do great in groups forever, but then I've also heard they do great in groups until they mature, and then they whittle themselves down to a pair or single in time. They seem super timid, shy, and docile, but I've read they are aggressive to conspecifics ( like most fish). I would love if everyone shared their experiences. I bought 2 standard firefish about a week ago, they are side by side about 75% of the time. Seeing as this fish has been around for so long and has a relatively high demand, I think it would be great if the reefing community could breed them. Also, I saw hybrids on reef builders, they look awesome!
  2. Kremis

    Kremis Supporting Member

    never have worked in groups. I was only able to keep them in singles
  3. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    Bought 5......... within 3 months I was down to 1. Had that same one for a couple years now. Never bothers anyone.

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  4. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    I have 2 purple fire fish. I started with 3 but one didn’t eat pellets. I switched to LRS shortly after losing the third one and the other two are thriving. They are skittish but I’ve never seen them be aggressive towards each other or the other fish.
  5. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

    I have had a purple fire fish and a red one together in a 25G IM lagoon for about 4-5 months and they haven't given me any trouble in the least bit. They're both very skittish though and hide a lot in the rocks.

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