March 27

Sarah Robertson

Why Endler Guppy Make Great Aquarium Fish

Endler guppies are also known as Endler livebearers. It's a brightly colored freshwater fish with a similar appearance to popular guppies sold in fish stores and pet shops. Their striking coloration draws everyone's attention in the aquarium, despite their tiny size. The adaptable and robust ornamental fish is perfect for both beginners and experienced aquarium hobbyists.

Endler's Guppy is a lovely addition to tiny planted aquariums with their stunning bright metallic coloration. However, because of their close relationship to the common Guppy, they hybridize very easily. Endler's Guppies are found in a tiny region of Venezuela, where the water is usually greenish and shallower at around 15cm depth. Endler's livebearers are members of the Poecilia genus, which also includes mollies and guppies. The fish is the same as the common guppy from a genetic standpoint. However, for conservation purposes, it was given its own scientific name.

To learn more about keeping Endler's Livebearers, read on!

Quick Facts about Endler Guppy

  • Scientific Name: Poecilia wingei
  • Family: Poeciliidae
  • Other Names: Endler’s livebearer, Endler’s guppy, Cumana Guppy or Campoma Guppy
  • Distribution: Can be found in Campoma and Buena Vista Lagoons in Carupano, Venezuela.
  • Sexual Dimorphism: Males are brightly colored, with a gonopodium, while females are a normal light grey/beige.
  • Maximum Size: 1.8 inches (4.5cm)
  • Lifespan: 2-5 years
  • Minimum Tank size: At least 5 gallons(20 L) is required, but 10 gallons(40 L) or larger is recommended.
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Diet: Omnivorous
  • Temperature: 72°F- 82°F (22 to 28 deg C)
  • Water parameters: 0 ppm ammonia, 0 ppm nitrite, < 20 ppm nitrate
  • pH: 6.7-8.5
  • dH: 12-25 degrees.
  • Water hardness: 9–25 dGH
  • Tank Region: Swims in the middle and near the top.
  • Filtration/Water Flow: Low to moderate
  • Lighting: Medium
  • Compatibility: Community
  • Ease of keeping: Easy

Endler Guppy Care 

The fish often travel in large groups and graze on the substrate and consume plant life and algae around them. There are more females than males in the wild due to the fact that the males are often picked off by predators. So the home aquarium should ideally contain 2-3 females for every male. The tank should be well-planted and contain floating species that will diffuse strong lighting. The water should be hard and alkaline in nature.

Endler's Guppies can live with other docile fish that enjoy the same water conditions. Because they breed quickly, it's important to keep an eye on how many are in the tank so that overcrowding doesn't become an issue. There are many different types of Wild Endler's Guppies, but they have also been bred with domestic guppies to create an even wider variety of colors. Domesticated guppies and hybrids are more adaptable than their highly-bred fancy counterparts, due to greater genetic diversity.

To take care of these lovely little creatures, provide them with a clean and spacious tank. Guppies are known to be hardy fish, but they are still susceptible to diseases that can be caused by poor water quality. It is recommended to do a partial water change of about 20-30% every 2 weeks. Be sure to vacuum the gravel and remove any uneaten food or debris. To keep them healthy and happy, provide them with a diet that is rich in plant matter as well as protein. You can feed them live, frozen, or freeze-dried foods. Guppies are not fussy eaters and will accept most types of food. However, it is important to offer a variety of foods to ensure that they are getting all the nutrients they need.

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Endler Guppy Size

When fully grown, the average Endler's livebearer measures 1.8 inches(4.5 cm) in length.

Generally, female Poecilia wingei grow larger than males and can reach up to two inches.

Endler Guppy Lifespan

Endler's livebearers have an average lifespan of two to five years. In many cases, females will outlast males. This is due to the body's extensive strain caused by continuous spawning.

Of course, there's no way to predict how long an Endler's livebearer will live. Life expectancy is influenced by a variety of factors including genetics and the care you provide. With optimal care, they will live long and happy lives.

Endler Guppy Appearance

Endler's livebearer fish resemble guppies in both shape and size. Occasionally, you may see normal guppies mislabeled as Endler's guppies. However, these fish are much brighter in color than regular guppies, making them easy to distinguish.

The most colorful of the bunch is, without a doubt, males. Male Endler's livebearers have iridescent spots on their fins and tails that shimmer in the light. These colors are used to attract mates and show off to other males. Females are not as brightly colored as their male counterparts, but they still have unique patterns and colors. The colors and patterns on each Endler's livebearer fish are one of a kind. They come in a range of metallic and neon hues.

Some have spots, while others have stripes. There is an endless variety of color combinations that you'll find on these beautiful fish. Some fish have transparent fins with splashes of color. The transparent base gives the fins a unique appearance.

Endler Guppies are available in different color strains. The most popular color strains include the following:

  • Red Endler Guppy
  • Emerald
  • Snake Chest
  • Yellow Tiger
  • Flame Tail
  • Red Stripe
  • White Peacock
  • Sunburst Cobra
  • Peacock
  • Blue Star Endler Guppy

The Poecilia wingei is sometimes divided into different categories. These fish are quite easy to breed with normal guppies, thus the classification method was created to shed light on a fish's genetics.

  • "N Class" fish come from Laguna de Patos, which is why they are considered the purest.
  • "P Class" refers to a fish that is pure in appearance, but its genetic roots are unknown.
  • "K Class" fish are the ones born from crossbred or hybrid fish.

The most popular types of Endler's livebearers or Guppy Endler Hybrid include a black bar, tiger, cobra, El Silverado, and lime green Endlers. Here are some details about each:

Cobra Endler Guppy

The Cobra Endler's Livebearer is an extremely colorful, peaceful fish whose small size makes it absolutely perfect for the nano or planted aquarium. This fish is very similar to the larger common guppy (Poecilia reticulata). It is very hardy, especially for such a small fish.

Lime Green Endlers

The beautiful lime green, red, and black coloration of the Lime Green Endler is not only eye-catching but unique. It is a beautiful, peaceful fish that is perfect for the nano or planted aquarium. They are excellent for inhabiting the top of the aquarium.

Three Spots Endler

The Three Spots Endler is one of the most popular members of the guppy family. These fish come in shades of silver and orange, with black spots all over their bodies. They have more than three spots, adding beauty, charm, and color to any aquarium tank they enter. They enjoy a tank with water that is both hard and warm, as well as plenty of aquatic plants. They are very active fish, Thus they require plenty of space to swim around.

El Silverado Endler

The El Silverado Endlers is a beautiful and calm fish that doesn't grow too large. It's the perfect type of fish for people who have nano or planted aquariums. It has a silvery-blue body coloration, which makes it appear identical to Poecilia reticulata. The fish is very hardy for its size and prefers to swim near the top of the water. This fish likes to swim and feed in the middle and bottom of your aquarium. They prefer to live in groups and are not picky eaters. A varied diet of meaty and plant-based meals is enjoyed by them. Make sure to get an El Silverado Endler-specific tank that is at least 5 gallons so they have enough room to swim and play.

El Tigre Endler

These fish are brightly colored in neon blue, red, green, and black. They have a reputation for being peaceful creatures. They bode well with other peaceful fish and invertebrates. The El Tigre Endler is a small, hardy fish that does well in captivity. They are omnivores that feed on a wide range of high-quality dry and frozen foods. They do best when maintained in groups of six.

Japan Blue Endler

The Japan Blue Endler Guppy is one of the newest color variants, with a body that is colored in vibrant blue hues. It's a fantastic addition to any aquarium since it comes in such an attractive hue and has such a fun personality. This type of fish is easy to take care of, and they enjoy a diet that includes fish flakes, blood worms, and java moss. With excellent water conditions and care, an adult Japan Blue Endler can grow to be 1.5 inches and live up to 3 years.

Black Fire Endler

Endler's black fire strain is highly desirable and beautiful. The color of this fish is black, but it has bright red details near the belly. It derives its name fire from its crimson-colored dorsal and caudal fins, as well as the irregular black markings that resemble flames issuing forth from its body.

An aquarium with a volume of at least 5 gallons is required for Black Fire Endler to swim in.

Yellow Tiger Endler

These stunning creatures are some of the most lovely Endlers in the aquarium business, with an incredibly bright yellow and black-colored body. They can prosper in various types of aquariums and gets along well with other fish. This fish is versatile and can thrive in a nano tank, as well as larger tanks and community setups. It is better not to keep them with larger and more aggressive fish like the Tiger Barbs or Cichlids, as these breeds can attack their fins.

The top level of an aquarium is generally home to the Yellow Tiger Endler, but it goes to the middle and bottom levels for feeding and courtship. Celestial Pearl Danios, swordfish, platies, and other small peaceful fish make great tank mates.

Santa Maria Endler

The Santa Maria Endler is a beautiful black and orange fish with a strong body. It is the result of breeding Poecilia reticulata with P. Wingei. They are peaceful and hardy fish with unique coloring. They don't have any special water or diet requirements, making them ideal for novice aquarists.

Santa Maria Endlers, also called Bleeding Heart Endlers, are gentle fish that do well with other peaceful community fish. So long as you have a well-planted aquarium, these fish will do fine whether there are other species present or not. Keeping these fish in groups is ideal, as they are social creatures that can make your aquarium more lively.

Staeck Endler

A Staeck Guppy male is crossed with a Yellow Top Sword Endler female to produce Staeck Endler. The Staeck Endler is a rare and beautiful fish that is perfect for any aquarium. These active and hardy fish are popular due to their small size and peaceful temperament. The Endlers are a great choice for both novices and experts alike. Staeck Endlers like to swim in large groups consisting of more females than males. Keep a ratio of 3 to 4 females for every male in order to reduce the chances of violence between them. For most peaceful fish, Staeck Endlers are a fantastic tankmate. They can be kept with Danios, Rasboras, Dwarf Barbs, Corydoras Catfish, Loaches, shrimp, or snails. They should not be kept with bigger or more aggressive species, such as Cichlids, because they will frequently become prey.

Black Bar Endler Guppy

The grey-colored body of the Grey Bar Endler is stunning, with vivid yellow, orange, and black streaks. One key characteristic that sets this variety of fish apart is their double swordtail caudal fin and orange-red dorsal fins. Even though they are small, these fish are both peaceful and hardy, meaning they can adjust to different surroundings easily. You have the option to keep them in either single-species tanks or community setups with several other fish species. They're docile and calm, so long as other fish don't bother them. It's not advised to mix this peaceful fish with more territorial, aggressive, or even hyperactive fish. They swim in groups of six or more and enjoy an omnivorous diet.

Blue Start Endler

These Endlers are one of the most beautiful varieties with vibrant neon-blue or red/orange color. They are beautiful and peaceful fish, perfect for both nano and larger aquariums. They get along well with other calm fish and invertebrates. For the best results, get at least 6 Blue Star Endlers and make sure there are more females than males to prevent fighting.

They enjoy eating meaty foods, spirulina, and other vegetables. By offering high-quality flake food, pellets, and frozen or freeze-dried tubifex to your cat, you may also improve their health and longevity.

Sexual Dimorphism

Male fish are like a rainbow. They may have various coloring: from red to violet. Its long tail has fancy patterns. At that, the pattern of each fish is a unique one, like a snowflake. The anal fin of the male fish has transferred into gonopodium – its organ of generation.

The body color of Poecilia wingei females is usually dull silver or golden. Unnoticeable marks may be observed on their bodies. The female fish's body is longer and heavier than the male fish's. The female has short, pale-colored fins as well.

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Endler Guppy Behavior

The Endler's livebearer is an active and inquisitive species that will keep you entertained! They are generally shy fish that like to stay hidden among the plants in their aquarium. They are not an aggressive species and will usually only bother other fish if they are being harassed by them. Endler's livebearers are also known to be very good jumpers, so it is important to have a lid on your aquarium to prevent them from jumping out.

These fish are always on the move, exploring their tank and zipping through the water.

You might see them searching through the plants, examining the substrate, or playing with each other. Though Endler's livebearers are typically not aggressive, some females might display questionable behavior from time to time. Intense combat is uncommon, but you may witness some larger fish bullying smaller ones. Females can also become territorial.

You should keep at least three females to every male, ideally. The bigger the group, usually the better! Having more female fish will prevent any one fish from being constantly bullied by the others.

Feeding & Diet

Endler's livebearer are not finicky eaters and will accept most aquarium foods. They are omnivores that do well on a diet of live, frozen, and flake foods.

To keep your fish healthy and vibrant, we recommend feeding them a variety of foods.

In captivity, a typical diet of dry flakes or pellets is preferable. Also, look for nutritious food that is designed to enhance the color of your rabbit. You can offer live, frozen, or freeze-dried treats as a supplement to commercial food.

Here are some good options to include in their diet:

  • Bloodworms
  • Baby Brine Shrimp
  • Daphnia
  • Tubifex Worms
  • Black Worms
  • Mosquito larvae
  • Cyclops
  • Microworm

These foods will help bring out the beautiful colors in your fish. Although they may nibble on some delicate fine-leaved plants, the damage usually isn't bad and can be ignored if you have fast growing plant species.

Endler Guppy Tank Mates

Endler guppies are peaceful, vibrant fish that make great tank mates for a variety of other fish. They are compatible with most community fish, as well as other peaceful guppy breeds. If you want to keep Endler's livebearers in a group tank, there are a variety of compatibility alternatives. Never keep these fish with larger, aggressive species. They're too small to put up a fight against an agitated or hungry fish. It is best to keep them with fish that are close in size and temperament, and peaceful enough to get along.

Here are some excellent species for livebearer tank mates if you're searching for them:

  • Cory Catfish
  • Tetra (Neon Tetra, Glow Light Tetra, Ember Tetra)
  • Barb (Cherry Barb, Rosy Barb)
  • Glass Fish
  • Gourami (Dwarf Gourami, Honey Gourami)
  • Harlequin Rasbora
  • Swordtail
  • Kuhli Loach
  • Molly
  • White Cloud Minnow
  • Platy
  • Bolivian Ram Cichlid
  • Zebra Danio
  • Otocinclus

As Endler's Livebearers are compatible with a wide variety of fish, there are many options to consider when stocking your tank. It's a good idea to do some research on the various species to find out which ones will work best with your Endlers. It's also important to have plenty of hiding places and plants in the tank, as this will help reduce stress levels and provide a place for the Endlers to hide if they feel threatened.

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Endler Guppy Tank Setup

Endler's livebearer fish are easy to take care of, even for beginners. These freshwater fish are just as easy to care for as their more popular guppy cousins! Because they originate from a single wild environment, these fish have specific requirements that must be met. For setting up an Endler guppy tank, you need to consider the following:

Tank Size

Endler's livebearers don't need a large tank as they are relatively small fish. In fact, a 20-gallon tank is more than enough for four or five Endler's livebearers to thrive in. If you want to keep one fish in a tank, a 5-gallon tank is sufficient. If you want to store more, simply increase the tank size as needed. As a rough rule of thumb, add four or five gallons of volume for each fish.

Water Parameters

The secret to keeping an Endler's livebearer healthy is to replicate their natural surroundings as closely as possible. This isn't limited to décor. Water parameters must also be compatible.

Endler's livebearers do best in hard water with high pH levels. They are really tough and can survive a wide temperature range, but they usually prefer moderate temperatures. The ideal water temperature is 72°F- 82°F (22 to 28 deg C) with a pH level of 6.7-8.5. Ammonia and nitrite levels must be zero, and nitrate levels should be below 20 ppm. The hardness of water isn't as critical, but it should ideally be between 12-25 degrees.

Substrate

Livebearers, in general, spend the majority of their time at the top and middle of the water column, but they occasionally descend to the ground. You may construct your own fish tank with small pebbles or large grain sand. A substrate of fine gravel or sand can help your fish move more easily. You'll also need a secure lid because Endler's livebearers are very good jumpers!

Decorations and Plants 

Their natural habitats are usually full of plant life and algae. While setting up their tank you don't have to add algae, but live plants are a must-have. They enjoy tiny tanks with lentic water, which are densely planted. Tanks with floating plants offer a natural environment that fish feel comfortable in. It would be good to put some fluctuating species on the water surface. These become a shelter for Poecilia wingei juveniles.

If you're looking for plants suitable for Endler's Livebearers tank, here are some choices:

  • Java fern
  • Cabomba
  • Hornwort
  • Water sprite
  • Water wisteria
  • Duckweed
  • Hygrophila polysperma
  • Anacharis
  • Water Lettuce

Filtration

You don't need an incredibly powerful filtration system for these fish because they don't produce a lot of waste. However, efficiently cycling the tank will help to keep ammonia and nitrates low.

A standard hang-on-back filter is sufficient. The outlet of this filter has a lot of water flow, which is excellent. Make sure you either have a cover for the intake or are using a sponge. If not, the tiny and weakfish might get sucked into the filtration system!

You should replace about 25-30% of the water volume every week. abrupt changes in tank water temperature and quality can have negative impacts on fish, so it's best to renew the water often, but only in small amounts.

Lighting

Endler's livebearers don't need special lighting. In fact, they do best in tanks with low to moderate light. Too much light can encourage the growth of algae, which can be a nuisance.

If you want to grow live plants in your tank, then you will need to provide them with a little more light. In this case, use a fluorescent tube.

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Endler Guppy Breeding

If you're familiar with guppies, then you have a general idea of what to expect from Endler's livebearers. In most circumstances, there is nothing you have to do to stimulate spawning. They'll just breed on their own. Not only that, but they'll breed often! A single male can fertilize several females, and a female can have several broods in a single year. Among dense planting, two females to every male is ideal. This will help to reduce aggression and give the females a place to hide if they need it. If you only have a single female, the male will mate with her until she's exhausted. This can cause health problems for the female, so it's best to avoid letting this happen if possible. By having a larger group of females to mate with, mothers are able to rest between breeding cycles and stay healthy.

The male transfers his milt to the female through his gonopodium, where it is stored and utilized to fertilize her eggs. The female begins to display a dark black 'gravid spot' close to the vent just before the live young are released. Mature females usually have 10-15 fry every 28 days, but larger specimens may produce 20 or more. The adults do not typically eat the young but sometimes may eat the very small fry. If you heavily planted your tank, most of the fry will likely have a better chance of swimming to safety. The young are ready to mate after approximately 5-6 weeks, with females able to breed after 2 months. It's essential to separate some of the youngsters from the adults to prevent inbreeding, which can cause abnormalities. Introduce a few new adults to the breeding colony on occasion, which will also assist to maintain a wider gene pool.

Though it's not wrong for guppies and Endler's livebearers to breed with one another, it will tamper with the genetics of their offspring. Many aquarists want to keep the Poecilia wingei species as pure as possible because they are rare!

Endler Guppy Fry

When they are born, the fry will immediately sink to the bottom of the tank. They'll eat the yolk sac for a while, but you'll need to start feeding them live or frozen food as soon as possible. Since there are chances that the adults might eat the fry, it's best to keep them in a separate tank. A heavily planted aquarium will aid in the survival of your fish. If you want all the fry to survive, you'll need to move the adults into a different tank. Adding more moss into the tank will also help the juveniles to survive and will give them a place to hide.

Immediately after hatching, fry can be fed powdered food. They are born free of swimming, so they will take powdered food right away. You'll be able to offer them brine shrimp in a week or two.

This species matures rapidly. In as little as two months, they will reach sexual maturity. Around four to five weeks of age, males will develop their signature color. For the first two weeks, feed them 3 times a day and then reduce to twice a day. Feeding them 2-3 times a day is ideal to ensure they grow properly.

Endler Guppy Diseases

Endler's livebearer is a sturdy fish and not known to suffer from any particular diseases. However, they are still susceptible to many of the same health issues that other freshwater fish face.

Ich, parasites, and fin rot are three of the most common problems that can plague these fish.

Ich

The common name for Ichthyophthirius multifiliis is Ich, which are external parasites that look like small grains of salt. fish are more susceptible to Ich when they feel stressed. If the water parameters in your tank are not correct, your fish are at a higher risk of this disease. Possible causes include improper temperature ranges or too much ammonia. Whatever the reason may be, you must act quickly! If you aren't careful, ich can spread throughout the entire tank and decimate your fish population. Using a medication like Ich X might also be necessary to eradicate the parasites.

Fin Rot

Fin rot is another common problem in freshwater fish, and it can affect Endler's livebearers just as easily as any other type of fish. This disease is caused by bacteria that attack the fins, causing them to become ragged and eventually fall off. Fin rot is usually a secondary infection that occurs after the fish has been injured or stressed. Improper water quality can also lead to this disease.

If you notice that your fish's fins are beginning to look tattered, you need to take action immediately.

Extremely clean water is one of the simplest ways to prevent these types of diseases. So, as a first step, increase the number of water changes you do every week. If the problem persists and gets worse, quarantine the fish and give them medication. Seachem's Kanaplex is an excellent option for treating severe instances of fin and tail rot.

Parasites

Parasites, such as skin flukes and roundworms, are quite prevalent among this species. Especially with wild-caught fish, you should keep a close eye out for any parasites. To maintain aquarium health, always quarantine new fish separately from the others to prevent any potential parasites or diseases from spreading. The best way to avoid parasites is to purchase your fish from a reputable dealer who tests their fish and quarantines them before selling.

If you do find parasites on your fish, there are several medications that can be used to treat them. Praziquantel and Levamisole are two of the most effective medications. Be sure to follow the directions on the package.

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FAQ

What is the Difference Between Guppies and Endlers? 

Guppies and Endlers are both livebearers, meaning they give birth to live young instead of laying eggs. However, there are some notable differences between the two species.

Endlers are much smaller than guppies, only reaching about 1.8 inches (4.5 cm) at full size. Guppies can grow much bigger, up to 2.5 inches (6.4 cm).

The color patterns on Endlers are also much more varied and intricate than those of guppies.

Finally, Endlers are not as widely available as guppies. They are not as popular, so they are not bred and sold in the same numbers as guppies.

Are Endler Guppies Easy to Keep?

Yes, Endler's livebearers are very easy to keep. They are hardy fish that can tolerate a wide range of water conditions. As long as you provide them with clean water and proper food, they will thrive in your aquarium.

What Do I Need to Know Before Getting Endler's Livebearers?

Before getting Endlers, you need to research what type of fish they are compatible with, what their ideal water conditions are, and what their diet consists of. You also need to make sure you have a tank that is large enough to accommodate them. Once you have all of this information, you will be able to provide them with the care they need in order to thrive.

How Many Endlers Should I Keep in My Tank?

Ideally, you should keep at least six Endlers in your aquarium. This will give them enough companions to socialize with and will also help to spread out their aggression. If you have a larger tank, you can keep even more fish. Just be sure to add them a few at a time so that the tank doesn't become overcrowded.

Can You Mix Guppies and Endlers?

Yes, you can mix guppies and Endlers in the same tank. These fish are very similar in size and temperament, so they will get along well together. By spawning them together, they can create fertile offspring. Poecilia wingei is an Endler's livebearer, Poecilia reticulata is a guppy, and a hybrid of the two is an Endler guppy.

How Big Do Endler Guppies Get?

Endler's livebearers only grow to be about 1.8 inches (4.5 cm) long at full size. This makes them one of the smaller freshwater fish species.

Do Endlers Produce Lots of Waste?

No, Endlers do not produce a lot of waste. They are very efficient at using the food they eat and don't create much waste. However, like all fish, they do produce some ammonia, so it's important to have a good filtration system in place to remove it from the water.

Do Endlers Eat Their Own Fry?

Yes, Endlers will eat their own fry if given the opportunity. This is one reason why it's important to have good breeding setup in place if you want to raise the fry. If you don't have a separate breeding tank, you can use a floating breeding trap to keep the fry safe.

Are Endlers Fin Nippers? 

No, Endlers are not fin nippers. They may nibble on the fins of other fish if they are feeling stressed or threatened, but they will not do serious damage.

Are Endlers Good Beginner Fish? 

Yes, Endlers are good beginner fish. They are hardy and can tolerate a wide range of water conditions. As long as you provide them with clean water and proper food, they will thrive in your aquarium.

Do Endlers Need a Lot of Space? 

No, Endlers do not need a lot of space. A single fish can live happily in a tank as small as 5 gallons. But it is always better to keep them in groups. A 20-gallon tank is a good size for a small group of Endlers. It's always best to give your fish more space. A larger tank will provide them with more room to swim and will also help to keep the water cleaner.

What Fish Can Live With Endlers?

They are compatible with most peaceful community fish that are not big enough to eat them, such as smaller tetras, danios, and cory catfish. They can also be kept with other Endlers.

What Do Endler’s Livebearers Eat? 

They are not fussy eaters and will consume anything small enough to fit in their mouths, such as flakes, pellets, Repashy gel food, and daphnia. They're excellent scavengers, whether they're searching for food at the water's surface or in the substrate. They will also consume algae if they're hungry enough. Make sure to offer them a variety of meals so that they get all of the necessary nutrients in order to strengthen their immune system and exhibit bright coloration.

How Often Should You Feed Them?

You should feed them two to three times a day, but only give them as much food as they can consume in 2 minutes. It's better to underfeed them than to overfeed them because the excess food will just sink to the bottom of the tank and decompose, which can lead to water quality issues.

Are Endlers Aggressive?

Though they are usually peaceful, at times they can be aggressive. Compared to males, female Endlers are more aggressive, so house at least three females together to prevent bullying. On the other hand, male Endlers create a social structure where there is usually a dominant male or a couple who challenge each other for dominance. Providing adequate hiding places will help reduce aggression.

How Long Do Endler's Livebearers Live?

In the wild, they have a lifespan of about 2 years. But in captivity, with proper care, they can live up to 3 or 5 years. Their lifespan can also be affected by the quality of their diet, water conditions, and stress levels. So if you want your Endlers to live a long and happy life, make sure to provide them with everything they need.

What Is the Ideal Temperature for Endler's Livebearers?

The ideal temperature range for them is 72-82 degrees Fahrenheit. But they can also tolerate a wide range of temperatures.

How Much Does an Endler Guppy Cost?

The cost of Endler Guppy is determined by the amount of fish you wish to purchase. Buying more fish will save you money over purchasing only one. An Endler Guppy typically costs $10.

Final Thoughts

The Endler's guppy is an excellent freshwater fish for aquariums. They come in a variety of colors, are hardy, and active, making them ideal for both beginners and experienced fish keepers alike. Furthermore, they are not afflicted with any unique illness in addition to the typical illnesses that affect freshwater fish, so there is no need to be concerned about your aquarium being completely destroyed by diseases. They are also compatible with most other freshwater fish, so feel free to experiment with different tank mates. It is very easy to feed them, and they will accept almost any type of food. Just remember to provide them with a variety of foods so that they get all the nutrients they need. It is essential to provide them with plenty of hiding places so that they can feel safe and secure. Tanks with plenty of live plants are ideal for them since they like to hide among the leaves. Lastly, they are relatively cheap, so you won't have to break the bank to add these beautiful fish to your aquarium.

Endler's guppies are an excellent choice for anyone looking for a beautiful freshwater fish that is easy to care for. With proper care, they can live up to five years in captivity.

Sarah Robertson


I am a passionate blogger who also happens to be a fish keeping enthusiast. Writing about my hobby is something that I absolutely love to do, and it's no secret that my chosen topic is always centered around fish keeping.

Sarah Robertson

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