Written on: 10/07/2006 by keith565 (2 reviews written)
Easily available, easy to keep and breed, great colours, should be more popular than guppies given time
Lots of mixed hybrids about and some unscrupulous people selling them as pure.
First discovered in 1937 by Franklyn F. Bond then forgot about until 1975 when Professor John A. Endler rediscovered them in Laguna de los Patos in northeastern Venezuela.
they are similar to the guppies found in all lfs but are smaller in size, approx 25mm for the male and 50mm for the female. there are a ray of colours and patterns available and they are generally easy to keep and breed.
they will breed with guppies so should not be kept in the same tanks.
the males are the ones with the colour and there many patterns are availavle, such as yellow top sword, white peacock, black bar, red line and the list goes on. females tend to be olive green in colour
they are live bearers and will produce live fry every 30 days or so.
they prefer harder water with a neutral to high ph, but are very flexible so should be OK in most waters providing extremes are avoided.
please be care full when buying endlers as there are many mixed hybrids out there, many being sold as pure.
if you are lucky enough to find some good stock, snap them up. they are a fab little fish
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