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redchigh 03-26-2010 11:06 AM

Thought endlers were rare/endagered.
 
Don't these look like endlers?
http://www.sunpet.com/images/products/13201.jpg


They are sold as feeder guppies. :shock:
Might go rescue a few. Would probably revitalise my guppy tank since they're been inbreeding for a while now.

fryup 03-26-2010 04:05 PM

they look like endlers to mee :)

redchigh 03-26-2010 04:41 PM

The same company sells endlers for $4.
Feeder guppies are 8 cents each, or .50 if I want to choose specific ones.

Probably guppy hybrids, but still they're too pretty to feed to something!

aunt kymmie 03-26-2010 05:06 PM

The tails don't look like Endler's to me...

kelly528 03-26-2010 05:13 PM

They appear to be hybrids. Pure endlers are very rare, even a lot of hybrids are indistinguishable from pure endlers. There are many endler-guppy hybrids, ranging from fish that look completely different from endlers or guppies to hybrids all but the best trained eye could mistake for an endler. But garden variety endlers (all of which have about 1 zillionth part guppy) usually sell for $3-6 depending on region. They are rarely seen in stores in some areas but they breed like rabiits (like guppies without the fry-eating) so even one hobbyist could pretty much supply the whole region.

redchigh 03-26-2010 05:32 PM

Yea, a lot of places only sell males... but there's a kinda easy way to tell whether a female endler is pure or not.
If it's silver/gray/brown/ etc then it's a hybrid.

If it's got golden scales, it's likely pure (or close to it)

And Kymmie, I thought that endlers could have different kinds of tails... lyre, sword, upper sword, spade, etc.
They look like spade-tails to me. *shrug*

kelly528 03-26-2010 05:39 PM

Usually any endler you see with a tail variation is a hybrid. The only exception I know of is the painstakingly selesctively bred endlers sold by adrian of SwampRiverAquatics. But yeah there are tons of sweet-looking hybrids with all tail types. I personally think the hybrids look awesome.

aunt kymmie 03-26-2010 05:48 PM

I saw some Endler's (well, at least that's what the tank label said) yesterday at the LFS and the colors were so crazy looking I swear they were dyed. I was assured thay they were not. I'd never seen fish with that crazy type of coloring before.

Mikaila31 03-26-2010 07:32 PM

Those are wild type guppies. They look like endlers, because endlers usually have a much more natural pattern. However I've never seen a endler that colorless. Endlers are uncommon in most places, but depending where you live they can be common.

biokid101 03-26-2010 08:35 PM

i dont even know what endlers look like and my lfs doesnt sell them.


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