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  1. Default Where to find striking livebearers?

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    I have been thinking about getting a couple endlers but I never seem to find any that look interesting. They are always muddled up and never have pretty colors. Do the colors develop as the fish matures?

    I run into this when ever I go look at fish. Even the privately owned pet store I go to has a small selection of rather dull looking mickey mouse platys, or some grey spotted mollies. Where do you buy your fish from?

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    that is the case with most mutt livebearers of today. the endlers you describe are likely hybrids with guppies.
    maybe try mail order or contacting your local aquarium society for some wild form or rare livebearers you wouldn't find in stores.

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    I actually go to my local Pets at Home - I'm in the UK. Though some branches have allegedly sold weaklings in the past, my branch is extremely diligent in their fish care. The 'adoption' process is very sound, which is a relief, and they make sure that you've had your tank cycling for two weeks before buying any fish, and they don't let you get specialist fish if you're a beginner etc.
    I bought three young platy from them recently, and their colours are absolutely striking. I have a fiery neon orange, a neon crescent sunburst and a pintail. Their mollies are lovely too.
    Pets at Home now isolate any ill fish and have really upped their game. I went to a specialist fish shop recently. The platy were bigger and stronger looking (older most likely), but were not available in interesting colours. Sometimes there's no harm in buying some hardy live-bearers from a generic petshop. They're actually unlikely to be ill or weak when you get them, and I've never had a problem. :)

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    Have you taken a look at
    Do as I say. Not as I do.

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    Thanks for the advice. I think I may have to order online. I hate not being able to see the actual fish I'm getting though. And it poses another problem. I live in another city to go to school for the week, and travel home on the weekends. The endlers were for my aquarium at school, and I don't have a mail box there. I wish our local pet shops took more care in their fish, it can be really depressing to go in there and look at them.

    I've never looked at I guess there's a first time for everything!

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    Look at lotsoffish on Aquabid. Some of the highest quality guppies you will find. I also have some chili endlers available

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