Aberrant pink-spot firefish is both unique and spectacular

The firefish, Nemateleotris magnifica, is a staple beauty in the aquarium industry – aberrant firefish however, are not. Having seen hundreds of firefishes all resembling cookie cutter clones of each other over the years, this is the first time that…

Navigobius dewa, a new firefish genus and species

Navigobius dewa is a sensational new species and genus of dartfish with some very firefish-like qualities. Described in 2009 from specimen collected in Kagoshima Bay, Japan, Navigobius dewa is so unique that it was placed into a genus all it’s…

Cook Island Helfrich firefish shows up again in the Diver’s Den

What can we say? The “true” Helfrich firefish from the Cook Istlands is a fish that we just can’t get over. For the longest time the Helfrich firefish, Nemateleotris helfrichi was the holy grail of dartfish and over the years…

And you thought Helfrich’s firefish were rare

What we have here is a glowing deepwater morph of the already highly sought after Helfrich’s firefish, Nemateleotris helfrichi. This particular variant comes from Cook Island at about 220 feet which is over 100 feet deeper than the normal Helfrich…