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Purple Firefish
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Purple Firefish

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Purple Firefish also known as the decorated firefish, purple dartfish or flame firefish are found around Mauritius to Samoa, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to New Caledonia.

Livestock arrives in and out of stock very regularly, depending upon availability of the item from the source. The more rare and expensive items are often difficult to hold in stock, and can take time to source, so we generally require a deposit to locate and purchase the extremely rare items
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The Purple Firefish has a colourful body base is varied degrees of yellow to white, and deep shades of purple which begin at the head and ends with maroon-tipped fins. They require an aquarium with plenty of loose coral rubble as part of the aquascape, and a tight-fitting mesh lid to prevent it from jumping out of the tank.

They will rarely become aggressive towards other fish, but is territorial, and will fight with its own kind unless they are a mated pair. The Purple Firefish will feed mostly on prey suspended in the water column, but will pick food off the substrate.

Its varied diet should consist of chopped or shaved seafood, frozen food preparations for carnivores, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, and mysis shrimp. The vibrant colouring will fade if not fed a vitamin-enriched diet.

This species is similar to the Exquisite Firefish, however this species is less yellow in colour.

Minimum Aquarium Size

100 L

Max Size

9 cm

Reef Safe









West Indian Ocean


Wild Caught



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