Helfrichi, plural. Redux.
by, 03-15-2012 at 03:04 AM (1205 Views)
A year ago, I tried purchasing three of these beautiful firefish. It didn't go well. Business is good, so I figured I'd try once more. I ordered three more for my reef, which arrived today.
I'd been up all night and kind of felt like I should stay up all day to get stuff done, but even a three hour nap would be better than no sleep at all. At 9:45am, the doorbell rang with the Fedex guy standing box in hand. He told me he was glad I was here, because what was he going to do with live fish?! hehe I took the box inside, quickly checked the three bags and floated them in the QT and went back to sleep for two hours. That's how tired I was.
I got up, and added the firefish into the QT. They were shipped in some type of medication because the water was quite yellow, at least with the blue actinic lighting flooding my fishroom. Here are a few pictures.
Firefish, Helfrichi (Nemateleotris helfrichi)
These are such beautiful fish, the type I'd love to enjoy seeing daily. I hope these do well in the 400g. For now, they will be fed and observed in quarantine. They were purchased from Pacific Island Aquatics, the same place I got my angels. I'll try to get some better pictures of these little guys.