Endlers Or Fancy Guppies?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by neongirl, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. neongirl

    neongirlValued MemberMember

    I have a planted 40B (plus rocks and driftwood) with 10 neon tetras and a powder blue dwarf gourami. I'm trying to decide between endlers or guppies since I would really like to add some more fish to this tank. I just cannot decide! Based on everyone's experience with both of these which do you think would do best with the stock I already have? Thanks in advance!
  2. Nauthes

    NauthesValued MemberMember

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong but are endlers and guppies not the same?
  3. OP

    neongirlValued MemberMember

    I'm not 100% sure about that. I know they can breed and produce fertile offspring but I thought they were not supposed to be mixed just in case they breed. I'm not sure D:
  4. Kiks

    KiksWell Known MemberMember

    Not exactly the same. They don't look the same in color, Endlers are smaller than Guppies and wild-caught, as far as I recall? I'm not completely sure. Endlers probably have a lower bio load as well.

    Endlers and Guppies are not supposed to be mixed because Endlers are considered extinct.

    I wanted to also add if you live in a city with water treatment you may also have access to their yearly water report. This will give you a really good idea of what is in your water and how much the levels fluctuate.

    I believe nitrate is allowed to be as high as 10 ppm from your tap.

    Sorry missed that "rain water" part.

    Only thing I can think of that I've read about is this: Shake that bottle! (API Nitrate #2)

    You may have nitrites but getting false measurements.
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  5. ashenwelt

    ashenweltWell Known MemberMember

    Not the same. Please do not mix. Hybrids are comon but I would only recommend keeping N-Class pure endlers... Conservation needs to be considered.
  6. Bettanewb

    BettanewbWell Known MemberMember

    I have both endlers and guppies personality and activity wise they are about the same. But they are a different fish.