6 Different Types of Endlers Rare & Common

Endlers have rapidly become the most popular livebearers in the fishkeeping hobby second only to guppies, thanks to their general hardiness and brilliant colouration. Because of their smaller size, they are also suitable for the increasingly popular nano aquarium.

Below is a list of 6 different types of Endlers (with photos) found in the fishkeeping hobby, both rare & common.

Black Bar Endler(Poecilia wingei)
Blue Star Endlers(Poecilia wingei)
El Tigre Endler(Poecilia wingei)
Santa Maria Endler(Poecilia Wingei)
Staeck Endler(Poecilia wingei)
Yellow Tiger Endler(Poecilia wingei / Poecilia reticulata)

Frequently asked questions

Are Endlers aggressive?

No, endlers are one of the least aggressive community fish for sale. The males will occasionally spar with each other, but this is little more than a display of fins and colours that doesn't result in any injuries.

Can Endlers breed with Guppies?

Yes, Endlers and guppies can and will cross-breed if housed in the same aquarium. Purposely hybridizing the two has resulted in the development of new Endler strains (although technically not a pure Endler); this includes the Yellow Tiger Endler as well as the unique Santa-maria Endler strain.

Can you keep an all-male Endler aquarium?

Yes, keeping an all-male Endler aquarium isn't problematic.

Do Endlers eat algae?

Yes, Endlers, especially fry will typically graze on aquarium glass and filter algae as a supplement to their primary diet. If you are searching specifically for help with controlling algae, there are several superior choices compared to Endlers, such as the Siamese Algae Eater or Nitrite Snail.

How big do Endlers grow?

Endler's livebearers remain comparatively little, males grow to just shy of an inch in length, while females, especially mature females, can sometimes reach approximately 2 inches in length.

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