General information regarding Exquisite Firefish
The Exquisite Firefish can be described as the Western Indian Ocean relative of the more well-known and similar-looking Purple Firefish (Nemateleotris decora) however it is more vibrant and yellower than Western Pacific Purple Firefish. It is also more slender and has a longer tail. Exquisite Firefish has also been known to live in deeper water and become slightly larger than Western Pacific Purple Firefish. The other distinct features of the Exquisite Firefish are that it is slightly slimmer with a smaller face and a first dorsal fin. It is a requirement for home aquariums to have plenty of coral rubble to form an aquascape. And an encapsulated lid that is tight enough to stop it from leaping out of the tank. It’s not likely to be aggressive with other fish, but it is territorial and fights with its own species, except if they are a mated pair.