What kind of Guppy is this?

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A week or so ago I bought myself some guppies. I bought pairs of 2 different kinds. One of them was an endler pair, or so I thought. The male is definitely an Endler, but the female that was marked in the store as a female Endler is different from the image of the female Endler on their website and it is also different from the plain grey Endler images I see online. The store is also supposed to have Koi guppies and I'm wondering if this one is a female coy guppy by any chance?

This is the other male that I bought and a corresponding female. The male endler hangs out with these two and the female (the one I need help with) is mostly a loner. I'm heading to the store tomorrow to buy some corys and I was wondering if I should get another of this kind of female guppy just in case it is not really a loner but a different kind that needs the company of its own.

On the left you see the male endler. The orange tailed, slightly orange faced guppy is the one I need help with. This is the Koi guppy (kind of but not exactly the same as mine imo) on the website of the store I bought from: The labels on the guppy tanks were all messed up when I visited the store.

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e_watson09 said:
It looks like in the photo you have a type of endler or endler mix and a platy.
A platy, interesting. Do you think it's a mix between a Endler/guppy and a platy? Is that sort of hybrid possible? I'm wondering because I have not come across a platy that is greyish in the center. They have always been fully coloured or blackish regions in the center from what I've seen.
 

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e_watson09 said:
It looks like in the photo you have a type of endler or endler mix and a platy.
I agree with e_watson09. The place u bought from seemed a little weird... Maybe cuz it's in German.
 
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FishGuy4563 said:
I agree with e_watson09. The place u bought from seemed a little weird... Maybe cuz it's in German.
Haha, hornbach is a German business, yes. If it is a platy, then I'd better get at least another tomorrow.
 

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It is a platy, it doesn't look like a hybrid to me you can have them alone they don't need a school. The endler could be a mix of guppy and endler, most pet store guppies/endlers are not pure regardless they're often a mix in terms of strains.
 
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e_watson09 said:
It is a platy, it doesn't look like a hybrid to me you can have them alone they don't need a school. The endler could be a mix of guppy and endler, most pet store guppies/endlers are not pure regardless they're often a mix in terms of strains.
I figured that there were chances they could be mixed, but I did not really worry about that because I would be mixing them in my tank anyway :) I like to see some random variations and I do not plan on selling. But the platy totally surprised me. I noticed that it was behaving differently, etc. and it is my favourite of the 4 that I bought. I did some Googling and was surprised that they come in different colours. Found a pic that matches the one I have: ended up being on a German site too. Probably some kind of German variety. Thanks for the information about the schooling etc. I will look around and maybe get a few more.
 

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