Marine/Saltwater Fish

Purple Firefish: A Shy Beauty for the Small, Peaceful Aquarium

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  1. Avatar P says:

    Love this guy. He hasn’t jumped once! My Scotts wrasse jumps way more. He does disappear into his cave for a day or two every once in awhile though.

  2. Avatar Kevin says:

    I’ve never had mine jump (can’t say the same for my last coral beauty D:) but I could see it happening. Their ability to shoot into tiny holes in the rockwork in the blink of an eye without getting banged up in the process continually amazes me.

    1. Avatar Jeff Kurtz says:

      I’m glad you’ve been able to keep your firefish in the tank, Kevin, and I share your wonder over this species’ remarkable dexterity. It gives a whole new meaning to “spacial awareness.”

  3. Avatar Paul Baldassano says:

    As was said they are notorious jumpers, so much so that now, whenever I buy one, to save time, I open the bag and throw it on the floor.
    I have lost every one by jumping out as my tank is not covered.

    1. Avatar Jeff Kurtz says:

      He he! You might save even more time by asking the dealer to throw it on the floor for you–cutting out the middle man, so to speak.

    2. Avatar Chris Aldrich says:

      That’s some progressive thinking there, Paul! Hahaha.

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