Pretty sure they are just semi-wild guppies. No endlers as emeraldking said. You can tell if a livebearer is male/female by looking at their analfin. If there is a gonopodium (extension of analfin used to breed) it is a male.Obi3ice said:Wow. That’s a beautiful male endler. Lovely specie you got there. I have 2 male endlers but they are not as lovely as yours.
Well noticed about the semi-wild guppies...The Aquatic Weasel said:
Interesting read.emeraldking said:Well noticed about the semi-wild guppies...
The pattern on his body does show characteristics of wild influence. So, that's correct. But I do have to say that this is a commercial guppy. Overhere in Holland you see similar ones in the mix at an average lfs. But yes, also wild traits are still used to create new strains.
A small note on the gonopodium story:
A transformed analfin into a gonopodium only refers to males belonging to ovoviviparous livebearers. With real viviparous livebearers such as goodeids, halfbeaks and so on... the male analfin will develop a small notch on the front of the analfin which is called the andropodium.
A lot of people don't know that there are both ovoviviparous and viviparous livebearers. Therefore most people will call all livebearers viviparous. Which is technically not correct.