Purple Community Fish?

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Lately I've been searching, unsuccessfully I might add, for purple fish that could go in a 10 or 29 gal community tank. Does anyone know of any?
 

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Right off the top of my head I can only think of two things.

1. Purple rasboras, which usually become dark enough that they're more black.

2. A purple betta. Not very easy to find is the only problem.

Maybe there's some kind of endler or killifish? Hopefully someone else will have ideas.
 

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Glowfish easy choice if you're into that. Even without the glow light can look sweet.

Oh. But Betta just as long as you're having the right stock. And purple guppies shouldn't be impossible to find.
 
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GoldfishBreeder said:
Some types of guppies can be purple but I don't know how hard they are to find or how much they cost. Also a purple male betta could do well in a community tank.
Kolby Holdren said:
Oh. But Betta just as long as you're having the right stock. And purple guppies shouldn't be impossible to find.
Most purple guppies I found were $35+ a pair so that's a no for now sadly.
 

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What I can think of off the top of my head:
Emperor tetras (they don't get fully purple but have a nice purple sheen to them)
Glofish tetras (there is purple varieties)
Certain guppy and betta varieties are bred with a purple coloration
Purple rasbora hets
I have kept rainbow shiners and they were had purple in them....not sure how well they would do in a community though.
 

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TheCrazyFishGuy said:
Most purple guppies I found were $35+ a pair so that's a no for now sadly.
Yeah normally those are from specialty breeders or imported. I have a very good guppy breeder pretty close. So that's cool.
 

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How community friendly are kribensis?

Purple fish are really rare in the freshwater hobby.
 

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Fahn said:
There are purple African cichlids but they are definitely not community safe and require larger tanks.
They don't require that large of tanks. Potentially depending on which one you're speaking of a 40 would be good for a handful. Now the haps that are purple wouldn't be able to fit in there. And never seen a purple peacock. But either way definitely not a community fish.
 

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Rusty Cichlid males can be very purple.

I've seen Purple Guppies locally raised, but we've got a lot of Guppy enthusiasts in the region.

There are some purple-ish Killies, but none that would be commonly available, or cheap.
 
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chromedome52 said:
Rusty Cichlid males can be very purple.

I've seen Purple Guppies locally raised, but we've got a lot of Guppy enthusiasts in the region.

There are some purple-ish Killies, but none that would be commonly available, or cheap.
Rusty cichlids seem interesting, and from what I read, they aren't really aggressive either.

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Rusty cichlids seem interesting, and from what I read, they aren't really aggressive either.
That said, they do need a bigger tank than what I've got.
 

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You could do a purple spot gudgeon? Not super purple but they’ve got a definite tint to them
 
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