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Stoke88 10-26-2012 01:51 PM

Baby Endlers.
I was just given 6 baby Endlers ranging in size from 1/2 - 3/4 in or so. I read that a good diet for them is veggie and meaty flakes as well as freeze-dried blood worms. I have them both but it seems as though the blood worms will be to big for them to eat. Should I wait until they get bigger to feed them blood worms? About when will they start to color up? I'd like to know how many of what sex I have?

Tankfull Tropicals 10-26-2012 02:54 PM

Hi Stoke. You sound stoked. I raise hundreds of endlers for my local F S. Thye are pretty much vegetarians but some protein helps them grow faster. This is what I feed the couple hundred I have. I make a crushed mix with a rolling pin of 1 part carnivore sinking pellets and 4 parts Hikari sinking Algae wafers. I also give them fresh hatched brine shrimp one day a week and blanched spinach or beet tops. My fry are mature in 9 weeks with this diet. It is also important to keep the water CLEAN. I do 75% changes each week. Hope this helps.

Stoke88 10-30-2012 04:55 PM

Thanks for the reply. They are happily eating Tropical Flakes as we speak but would like to give your recipe a try. About how long does it take the Endlers to mature enough to reporduce? I have a larger female with a brown area behind the stomach. Any ideas?

Tankfull Tropicals 10-30-2012 07:02 PM

Stoke. From new born to giving birth to there own is only about 3 months. Just a single female can have about 20 young every 29 days even with out a female around. They are able to store sperm packets from a single mating and us them for the next two or three birthing cycles. You shpuld have many new friends soon. Have Fun.

Freyja 10-31-2012 01:29 PM

I waaaant Endlers. My LFS doesnt have any. :cry:

Tankfull Tropicals 10-31-2012 03:01 PM

You could ask them to order you some?

RackinRocky 11-29-2012 03:19 PM

I can't find endlers anywhere around here either! I wonder why they're so hard to find?

Stoke88 11-30-2012 02:49 PM

I couldn't find them for the longest time in my area either. Now that I have found them they're in every LFS. The basic colored Endlers are used as feeders around here. Mine aren't producing babies as much as I'd like. I don't know if there are getting eat as soon as they are released or what.

RackinRocky 12-01-2012 12:09 AM

Well, maybe they'll start selling them around here soon too. I've never even seen one except in pictures!

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