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Old 02-02-2015, 11:27 AM   #1
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Endlers Livebearer- Species Profile

These unsung heroes of the hobby are truly awesome. They are probably the hardiest fish commonly available in the fishkeeping hobby. They are quite small, and almost never grow over one inch long. Poecilia wingei is quite similar to the common guppy. On to the care! Water quality: With these fish it really doesn't matter. Avoid extremes though. Diet: These fish can live completely on flake food, but a variety is best. Tankmates: Avoid fish that will nip fins and tails, and take caution because endlers can squeeze into almost any mouth size. The fry are almost always eaten. Tank size: Endlers can live in five gallons or more. Temper: These fish are extremely peaceful. Cost: These fish are very, very cheap. I once got 2 net sweeps full for only $20! Reproduction and sexing: Females are bigger and duller than males. Males are more colorful and the anal fin is formed into a rod called a gonopodium. These fish will breed if you leave them alone together. They can cross breed with guppies
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One thing I would add is that they rarely eat their own fry.

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Yeah, I meant in a community tank the fry have a low chance of survival. Nice pics. I just sold all mine and my best one died today.


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My endler's are orchids: and they just had over 15 fry!

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These are Class-N (non-hybrid). They're gorgeous when they mature!


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Cool! Nice fish. I didn't know N class meant non hybrid. I had 7 N class and 1 wild endler-tankbred-guppy hybrid. I recently lost him to stress from a water change. My others disappeared mysteriously. I think the others jumped onto the floor and made a treat for my cat.



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I sold a ton of mine too after about 4 of 'email disappeared.


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Cool! Nice fish. I didn't know N class meant non hybrid. I had 7 N class and 1 wild endler-tankbred-guppy hybrid. I recently lost him to stress from a water change. My others disappeared mysteriously. I think the others jumped onto the floor and made a treat for my cat.



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Hey there! That's so sad, but I've had fish commit suicide via cat treat, too.

There are three classes of Endler's.

N: can trace their lineage directly back to their native waters and have only been bred with other N class Endler's. These are documented fish, kinda like a pedigree.

P: any Endler which appears to be non-hybrid and directly descended, but has no documentation to prove it.

K: any Endler which is a hybrid with another livebearer (ex: guppy).

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Oh, then I probably had 6 P class and 1 K class


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Cool! Nice fish. I didn't know N class meant non hybrid. I had 7 N class and 1 wild endler-tankbred-guppy hybrid. I recently lost him to stress from a water change. My others disappeared mysteriously. I think the others jumped onto the floor and made a treat for my cat.


They're very good jumpers. Did you keep them with other fish?
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Yeah, but really peaceful fish.


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