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    Default Sorry: repost - Is this an Endler hybrid?

    Sorry for the duplicate post - I couldn't figure out how to delete the first post.

    I purchased three Endlers from a LFS about 2 1/2 months ago. The little male endler was a black bar but only survived a few weeks. The other two were tiny silver females. Then about a month ago this little "female" started changing colors. I'm guessing maybe an Endler/Guppy hybrid. He's much smaller than the guppies I see at Petco and Petsmart.

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    Fahaka Puffer Michael's Avatar
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    Your fish looks a lot like the "tiger Endler's" I raise. I put that in quotes because tiger Endler's are believed to come from an accidental hybridization of a female Endler's and a male snakeskin guppy. The tigers are intermediate in size between pure Endler's and the large fancy guppies. And the males show color when very young and continue to grow even after they are well colored.

    He is a nice looking fish.



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    Michael, please correct me if I'm wrong. If I remember, when I asked this same question about the endlers I had purchased, I was told that most likely all "endlers" sold at LFS are endler/guppy hybrids. People that raise and sell pure bred endlers will charge accordingly.
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    Thank you. He is a pretty little fish. If you hit him with a flashlight he has some iridescent green well.



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    Plant Lady, yes it is common for hybrids to show up in stores unless the store is careful about who they buy from. If you are really interested in "pure" Endler's it is best to buy from a specialist.



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    Never kept endlers but is it possible to keep males only from different strains in one tank
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    Quote Originally Posted by oscar-lover View Post
    Never kept endlers but is it possible to keep males only from different strains in one tank
    yes lots of people keep male only guppy/endler tanks because of how often the breed.



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