I lost my black beauty, Obsidian, to either age or an illness I couldn't detect a couple of weeks ago. This flashy fellow is the new resident of the tank, after I spent three and a half hours scouring it to make sure that whatever killed Obsidian was dealt with.
Mist is a double tail, a double delta, I think. When I brought him home he was the palest of purples, with hints of pink and blue in his fins. That pale color earned him the name Mist Dancer. After a few days he darkened to royal purple, with an attitude to match, and his name has been shortened to just Mist. The light in the photo doesn't do his color justice. He is a glorious royal purple from jaws to fin bases, with deep pink and red on his fins, and white tips on red ventrals. As I type this he's parading back and forth across the front of his tank, waving his fins at me and trying to take bites out of a hairclip shaped like a hibiscus flower sitting on the dresser next to the tank.