This isn't my fish but I can't take any good pictures after an hour so I just googled a purple cambodian female and there ya go! She is a crowntail though. Her caudal obviously is spiked but the color changes from purple to red to a blue/green.
not the male but very similar. The blue on my male isn't as defined and its a bit lighter. The blue "seeps" into the white at several places.
His name is Cambria :) and he's another one of my petco babies!
Right now I am getting my infusoria cultures ready and I am starting to condition by feeding frozen bloodworms twice a day and frozen brineshrimp in the middle of the day. I have conditioned them for a week or so already but plan on waiting another 2 before I let them see each other. I will introduce him into the spawn tank in a couple days. The tank is going to be heavily planted 20 gal with a few fake plants and live plants. I will also have a piece of driftwood with several places for her to hide. I'm going to keep this as the growout tank for the females and I have about 20 mason jars for males. I'm not expecting a huge spawn(its both my first time and their first time but i'm ready for a big spawn).
Wish me luck! any "last" minute tips would be great!