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Thread: Poecilia Wingei

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    Here's a delightful little fish that has taken the trade by storm the last few years. To be honest with you, the first time I saw them; I didn't see what the big deal was; I thought they were the wild guppies from my childhood. After research and seeing live ones, you can see the difference. They are smaller than their guppy cousins and like their temperatures a little higher than them.

    Here's a video of the original strain discovered by Franklyn F. Bond in 1937, and rediscovered by Dr. John Endler in 1975.



    Since I'm not an expert by any means, having just gotten interested in them recently, here are some good sources.

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...xgDekzoqUvgTKw

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    A good video of the different varieties discovered over the years.

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    And some of the hybrid crosses with guppies.

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    They really are such great little fish, wonderful addition to any tank they are gentle and active and inquisitive and very prolific. I love my endlers and am so happy to have them in my 75. Bold little guys even eat from my fingers- no other fish will do that.
    Two 5.5g- Shrimp tanks; 1st with Bloody Mary and Rose shrimp and 2nd with Blue Dream shrimp
    Two-55 gallon tubs, 1st w/ 1BN pleco male, 3 clown pleco, gouramis, kuhli and female betta; 2nd w/female BN pleco, albino, panda and pgymy corys, and male betta.
    One tub with 90% plants and one Diva-pea puffer.

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    Very nice strain. Colorful yet subtle as well.

    Love it.

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    I kept them for years, had several tanks full at one time, including a selectively bred leucistic strain. Nobody seemed interested in the pale ones, and I finally ended up moving larger fish into the endler's tanks that eventually cleared them out. Once there are a fair numbers of breeding females in the group they really run amok, since they don't eat their young like guppies usually do.

    ^^^Please click the eggs/dragons, thanks...^^^^

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    Even with guppies, it depends on the individual fish. Mine never ate the fry and I was overwhelmed for a few years, trying to separate males out from the female tank into another. Now guppy free. But I do have 13 male endlers in one tank and 2 females in another that have never been bred. I do get tempted, but I've resisted so far.

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    I believe the tiger endler is my favorite guppy/endler hybrid ;-)

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    These blue hybrids are pretty cool though ;-)

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