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Purple Firegoby

( Nemateleotris decora )

Other names

Decorated Dartfish, Elegant Dartfish, Elegant Firefish, Purple Fire Goby, Redbanner Goby

How to Catch
Fast Facts
  • Is a member of the family¬†Ptereleotridae (dartfish)
  • Can grow to 9cm in length
  • Frequent hard reefs, drop-offs and adjacent sandy patches
  • Found hovering above the bottom and will dart into their hole if disturbed
  • Popular among aquarists
  • Commonly found in pairs