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Firefish, Purple

Greek Name: Nemateleotris decora

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Purple Firefish, also known as the Decorated Firefish, Purple Dartfish, Decorated Dartfish, or Flame Firefish, was first discovered in the Indo-west Pacific Ocean through Randall and Allen. The body’s color is diverse in its yellow-to-white, as well as deep shades of purple that start at the head and end tipped in maroon.

It needs a 20-gallon or larger tank with lots of loose coral rubble to form the aquascape. Also, it requires the lid must be tight enough to stop it from escaping the tank. It is not likely to become aggressive with other tank mates, but it is territorial and fights with its own kind unless it is a mated pair.

This saltwater fish will feed mostly on prey that is suspended within the water but it can also pick up food off the bottom. Its diverse diet will consist of shaved or chopped seafood and frozen food preparations for carnivores and vitamin-enriched mysis shrimp. The vibrant coloring fades in the absence of a vitamin-enriched diet.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 3/4″ to 1-1/4″; Medium: 1-1/4″ to 2″

Category:

Care Level

Easy

Temperament

Peaceful

Color Form

Purple, Red, White, Yellow

Diet

Carnivore

Reef Compatible

Yes

Water Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Max Size

3¼"

Origin

Indonesia

Family

Gobiidae

Minimum Tank

20 gallons

Description

Information about Firefish, Purple 

The Nemmateleotris decora is commonly referred to as Purple Firefish, Purple Dartfish, Flame Firefish, Decorated Dartfish, Fire Goby or Decorated Firefish. It was found in Indo-west-Pacific Ocean region and was discovered in 1973. This marine fish is white, with various shades of yellow and deep purple hues starting at the top and ending with various maroon hues at the fins’ tips.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small

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