Purple Firefish Goby (Nemateleotris decora)
Common Name: Purple Firefish
Scientific Name: Nemateleotris decora
Min. Tank Size: 10 gallons
Captive Care: Easy
Max. Size: 9 cm (3.5")
Range: Ranges from Mauritius to Samoa, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to New Caledonia.
Depth: 28 - 68m (92 - 223ft)
Remarks: Very passive fish. The depth they are collected from is reflected in their higher price. Forms pairs when two individual found sharing the same sheltering hole. Fish from the Indian Ocean region has more vivid violet and duller red portions.