Endler Female?

upinak

Member
I got a bunch of endlers at my lfs guys, who told me they rarely ever get females in. So I notice this one.

Now I’m not saying I don’t notice my little flirty men of color, but this one looks chubby and I haven’t fed them yet. I also have a small guppy which is pregnant so I’ve been keeping an eye on her.

Any help appreciated.
 

SM1199

Member
Quite honestly looks like a male to me. I see the little chubbiness you're talking about, but it's towards the front rather than towards what would be the gravid spot, and my male endler/guppy hybrids always look like this just from munching on algae and whatnot in the tank. The color and lack of gravid spot also tells me it's definitely a male.
 

richiep

Member
Looking at the tail as well you can see the bottom starting to push out, I noticed the colour change and tail in my young endlers and they turned into males just like your picture
 
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upinak

Member
Thanks. I see the sheath but he is so much bigger than my others. Might be a hybred? He barely has any color compared to my other endlers, which why I asked if possible it might have been female.
 

richiep

Member
With mine it took quite some time after being born for the transformation
 

SM1199

Member
upinak said:
Thanks. I see the sheath but he is so much bigger than my others. Might be a hybred? He barely has any color compared to my other endlers, which why I asked if possible it might have been female.
My first response to seeing him was, "this looks like a feeder guppy." I think you might have accidentally taken home a feeder guppy who jumped into the endler tank for a chance at a better life
 
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upinak

Member
SM1199 said:
My first response to seeing him was, "this looks like a feeder guppy." I think you might have accidentally taken home a feeder guppy who jumped into the endler tank for a chance at a better life
Ha! Not my lfs guys. They would freak if it was a feeder. Just odd that I have all these really pretty endlers and then I have that one... the chubby dude.
 

Yale Kim

Member
its a male and you can tell by its gnopodium
 

emeraldking

Member
It's a male and definitely not an endler...
It's a wildtype guppy and quite often used as a feeder guppy. The two small spots/dots (on the abdomen and caudal penducle) are guppy traits. In case of a pure endler, it depends on the strain whether a monocle or peacock is shown on its body but not to be compared with these dots as been shown in picture#2.

I do keep and breed endlers and guppies. In both cases I keep and breed both wild and fancy strains. Yours is most likely not a wildguppy but a wildtype guppy. If you mix all kinds of fancy guppies in one tank and they'll cross, there's a small percentage of male offspring that can revert to wild phenotypes. This can also happen after a couple of generations of mixing.

But no way that the male shown above is an endler...
 

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