Pure endler

Discussion in 'Endlers Livebearers' started by momiji345, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. momiji345Valued MemberMember

    Am hoping to get a pair of pure endler fish for my 5 gallon aquarium ( 2 female and 1 male ) .My question is how do you tell if its a pure endler or hybrid endler/guppy? Please post some picture it would help me see the different.


  2. endlercollectorFishlore VIPMember

    Without a DNA test, you just have to believe the source. At times, people just don't know if their stock is pure or not. You can look at the top of the Endler's forum on this site for photos. Another place to look is Swampriveraquatics.com, where they have all kinds of amazing colors in N class and hybrids.

  3. Falcon JJValued MemberMember

    Have you considered a male only tank or are you actually wanting to breed them? Just a thought because the rate at which Endler's reproduce, a 5 gallon will be overflowing with them pretty fast... ;D I got my Endler's at Petsmart. They look legit to me but endlercollector is right, there's really no way to be 100% sure.
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2014
  4. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    Unless you buy from a reputable breeder with a pure strain most endlers in Lfs will be endler/guppy hybrids
  5. Claire BearWell Known MemberMember

    I have pure endlers from Adrian H. They mass produce and unless you want to constantly remove fry, I would recommend an all male tank! Just my thoughts as I am really tired of pulling fry.
  6. momiji345Valued MemberMember

    The reason am keeping them in the 5 gallon is because it's all ready set up ;-) I have another aquarium that am setting up in case the family grows fast .Just need to wait till the aquarium is cycle before i can put any fish ,I can;t wait to get my endler ;0 ) I love these fish just hope there pure breed and not guppys >_< YES GUPPY FISH I LIKE YOU TOO I JUST I like my endler a bit more ..
  7. endlercollectorFishlore VIPMember

    Yes, the family is going to go very fast :) How many tanks are you willing to set up for them and what sizes?
  8. momiji345Valued MemberMember

    I really want to set my 20 gallon long aquarium.Right now i don't have the desk that will fit it as the one i need is in my student room :;swls I will use a 20-25 gallon bowl front .I had my old endler in there and was thriving but I ended up giving them way to my friend when I went on a trip .When i came back some how i got guppys back and a few male endler back... :;thx friend you know how much i love guppys.No am not a guppy hater.There lovely fish but when cross breed to many times ( like hers ) they start to deform and color is wired ?? Or is it me ! my endler blood was cross breed .Am on the hunt to get pure ones.
  9. emeraldkingWell Known MemberMember

    True! Not always it's possible to say wether you're dealing with pure strains or hybrids. Don't let anyone tell you just by the way those fish look if they're N-, K- or even P-class endlers. There are lot of endlers which have the specific look of the natural ones but a strain which had an interference of another strain doens't always show the influence of that other strain. I have K-class red chests but their appearance is just like the N-class. And I'm sure of this simply because I used also other strains in the beginning. But at the end the same markings and coloration of the original red chest became dominant in appearance. So, it's hard to say wether a line is pure or not.
    Like Endlercollector already mentioned, it's a matter of trust to assume if that specific strain is pure. But I still don't know what strain you chose? There are so many strains to work with (wether they're pure or hybrids). Overhere, I've got 29 different endler strains swimming around.

    Post a pic when the new endlers have arrived...

    Take care,

    Below: two juvenile males of staeck endlers which I caught out of my outdoor tank this afternoon.
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  10. momiji345Valued MemberMember

    Thank you for the picture . I got my endler yesterday :;hug2 But There small around 1cm ,I will have to wait couple months to tell if the males are truly Pure breed .Your endler are beautiful..

    Thank u ( i update soon when they start to grow bigger)
  11. junebugFishlore LegendMember

    Swamp river aquatics has registered strains. If you're set on pure lines, that's where I would get them.
  12. emeraldkingWell Known MemberMember

    Swamp river aquatics would be more in your area to order pure strains of endlers. Junebug's right on that one.

    Well Momiji345, congrats with the new fish! I'm curious how they'll look like once they're a bit older.

    And thx for the picture compliment. Pics of most of my fish are posted on my own site.
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2014

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