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Endler's Livebearer
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Endler's Livebearer (Poecilia sp.)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black, Green, Orange, Red
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions 64-82° F, KH 10-30, pH 5.5-8.0
Max. Size 1"
Origin Captive-Bred
Family Poeciliidae
Minimum Tank Size 10 gallons
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Endler’s Livebearer’s first collected by Franklyn F. Bond during the 1930’s in warmer harder water than many of the other live bearer’s that normally prefer cooler water temperatures. Later during the 1970’s Professor John A. Endler collected the Poecillia sp. in the northeastern part of Venezuela in the Laguna de Patos. The Endler’s Livebearer didn’t receive its common name until the 1980’s when colleague Dr. Kallman introduced the “Endler’s Livebearer” or “Endler’s Guppy” to the German aquarium community.

A classification system has been created so that the type of Endler’s and the origin is easily distinguishable to hobbyists. Any Endler’s Livebearer that can be traced to their native waters in Venezuela are considered ‘Class N' Endler. Any Endler's Livebearer of unknown origin appearing to be an Endler’s Livebearer based on its size, shape and color will be considered ‘Class P' Endler. Any Endler’s Livebearer crossed with any other livebearer will be considered 'Class K' Endler.

Over the years, the Endler’s Livebearers may have been hybridized to some degree with other live bearers (such as Fancy Guppies) to achieve the brilliant and unique colorations that are currently being offered by as “Class K Endler’s.” The closest to the “True” Endler’s Livebearer offered is the Red Flame Endler’s Livebearer. Endler's Livebearers are becoming more common in the hobby, and gaining popularity thanks to their wild, psychedelic coloration and ease of care.

The Endler's Livebearer requires an aquarium with at least 10 gallons of water and is very tolerant of changing aquarium conditions. Plants should be hardy varieties such as Java Fern and Java Moss that can handle the increased hardness in the aquarium. Other peaceful fish would make good tank mates.

The Endler's Livebearer is an omnivore and requires both algae-based foods as well as meaty foods. An algae-based flake food, along with freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and brine shrimp will provide guppies with the proper nutrition.

Approximate purchase size: 1/2" to 1"

Customer Testimonials

Endler's are a very good species. If you have a female and a male, they will breed. Breed endler's and fancy guppies together and the fry cannot have babies.
Courtney M Marysville , WA
Received two beautiful males that were even more stunning than the example picture. They're getting along well with my other endlers, betta and ghost shrimp. Far more interesting than guppies or neon tetras in my opinion. So many bright, beautiful colors makes the planted tank interesting.
Mason G Morgan Hill , CA
I got one male and female a few days ago and they are a perfect addition to my tank. My Livebearers like to swim around with my tetra and are a perfect addition to my tank.
Fernando De Hoyos Kingsville , TX
I disagree with the comment on interbreeding endlers with fancy guppies...I have had fry from numerous crosses...And, the fry are not steril...They can have babies...How do you think that the various forms of endlers have been achieved???
Amanda Lynch St. Paul , MN
One of these was accidentally shipped to us by mistake, along with an extra sparkling gourami, but he is stunning. Really tiny in a 55 gal! I am looking forward to turning on the lights with our black substrate. Thank you for this oppurtunity for our school!
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