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Author Topic: Endlers Livebearers  (Read 8876 times)
tizzlefish
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« on: January 13, 2008, 04:54:50 PM »

I have never seen one in person before, but i have heard they are expensive. But when i went to a pet store called Aquarium Concepts, they were selling them as feeder fish!!!  jaw 1o for only 1 dollar!!! Anyway they are pretty cool but probably not for me, is this normal though?
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2008, 04:59:06 PM »

They may look similar to endler's, but those feeders are actually wild type guppies.  Once you see some real Endler's in person you will be able to tell the difference.  Endler's colors are much more vibrant and they have a slightly different body shape.
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2008, 05:00:37 PM »

o... I have never seen feeder guppies with color though. Well it was cool for awhile.. LOL
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2008, 05:10:38 PM »

Don't worry, I thought the same thing about feeders when I first heard about endler's livebearers.  I have seen some amazing looking wild guppies, they could have some fancy guppy blood in them too.
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2008, 06:08:22 PM »

you all realise that endlers are just a type of guppy and not a different species
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2008, 06:40:40 PM »

endler are very pretty
 
heres a vid of one.
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2008, 09:19:39 PM »

Ah cheese, a topic of much debate.
However, the endler's livebearer has been classified and has its own scientific name now, Poecilia wingei.
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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2008, 10:42:43 PM »

sorry this link should work.  Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2008, 12:09:27 AM »

I keep a colony of endlers.Much prettier than feeder guppies.
3 major differences from guppies
The color is more metallic,while guppies are more pastel
Endlers are more active than guppies if you can imagine that lol
Endlers are less likely to eat thier fry than guppies
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2008, 11:39:45 AM »

I also keep Endlers (Pure) and must agree that what is being sold as feeders, are NOT Endlers. 

These are mine
http://www.badmanstropicalfish.com/forum/index.php/topic,8062.0.html

What get's me is when the LFS sells "Wild Type Gullies" ( should say Guppies Smiley ) as Endlers  Angry
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« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2008, 12:35:35 PM »

I have kept and raised both and there are very distinct markings on male eldlers not shared by Guppies. IT is also critical that they not be mixed as they can and will cross breed. The females I can tell apart most days, but do not mix them for fear of losing track. Currently I ahve a good number of these little jewels, and always have fry. I find the endlers to be far more interesdting than Guppies (Guppies aren't bad though). Wild type guppies as are often used as feeders are similar in size and shape, the markings are still telltale to someone who has kept both.

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« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2008, 04:41:26 PM »

i saw some male endlers at Big Als last time i was there...they were in with the misc male guppies 2/$6...there were about 10 or so in the tank...i almost bought them on the spot as it's the first time i've seen them for sale, then remembered that the only place i could safely put them is in with my mollies...figure they'd get eaten in any other tank Sad  I wouldn't know where to get females, either....the closest you could get i think would be female wild type guppies, but then they'd be hybrids :S
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tizzlefish
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« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2008, 07:47:52 PM »

O WOW Shari those are beautiful  Smiley

Definately not what I saw... The feeders had only one or two marks per fish so definately not Endler's
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« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2008, 09:26:52 PM »

Nice Job getting pics of the finned lightning bolts Shari lol
Ill have to try that.
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« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2008, 11:37:27 AM »

Thanks, Tizzle.  It's amazing how easy they are and yet some stores just won't carry them????

If you succeed, let me know, Gomez Smiley  Took bribery and LOTS of photos for those Wink
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