Purple Firefish - Nemateleotris decora
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The Purple Firefish, also known as the Purple Dartfish or Purple Firefish Goby, is a beautiful and striking specimen for reefers of all skill levels. They feature a purple capped head with a white front of the body transitioning to lavender purple at the rear. The center of the tail is deep purple, and appears to fork with bright red coloration at the top and bottom.
Purple Firefish grow to a maximum size of 3-3.5", and can generally be found hovering near the rockwork by their favorite bolt holes. As such, they are perfect for smaller tanks of 20 gallons or more. They're a very hardy reef safe species, which, combined with their small size, makes them excellent beginner fish. As with other firefish and dartfish, it's important to provide plenty of rock to hide in, and a well fitted mesh lid to prevent jumping.
Purple Firefish typically aren't picky eaters, and will readily accept small frozen, flake, or pellet foods.