Max Size: male 2.5cm, female

Yellow Tiger Endler (Poecilia wingei / Poecilia reticulata)

Yellow Tiger Endlers are a stunning addition to any aquarium. These adaptable, peaceful fish are perfect for beginners or experienced hobbyists looking to add some colour and vibrancy to their tanks. Their bright yellow and black colouration is eye-catching, and their hardiness and prolific breeding make them an excellent choice for those interested in breeding fish.

These fish can happily coexist with most other species, making them ideal for community tanks. However, caution should be taken when pairing them with larger, aggressive fish or fin nippers. Yellow Tiger Endlers are active swimmers and typically occupy the top level of an aquarium. However, they can also be found swimming in the middle and bottom levels, foraging for food and courting females.

To ensure the best health of these fish, a balanced diet of dried, live, and frozen foods, along with the occasional treat of vegetables, should be provided. However, overfeeding should be avoided to prevent health issues.

Overall, the Yellow Tiger Endler is a stunning, hardy fish that will add colour, vibrancy, and life to any aquarium.

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Yellow Tiger Endler
Yellow Tiger Endler
Yellow Tiger Endler
Yellow Tiger Endler
Yellow Tiger Endler
Yellow Tiger Endler
Yellow Tiger Endler
Quick Facts
Scientific NamePoecilia wingei / Poecilia reticulata
Other NamesTiger Endler, Super Yellow Tiger Endler
Aquarium LevelMiddle - Top
Best kept asGroups 5+
Lifespan1 - 2 Years
Water Parameters
Water TypeFreshwater
PH7.0 - 8.5
GH5 - 12
KH15 - 3
75 - 86℉
23.9 - 30℃


In the home aquarium, the Yellow Tiger Endler will readily accept most good quality dried foods such as granules, flakes and sinking pellets. These modern food products have been developed to provide all adequate nutrition to maintain your fish's health and dietary requirements.

Providing additional foodstuffs such as live, frozen, and freeze-dried meals such as bloodworm, daphnia, and tubifex once or twice a week will provide additional benefits to your fish's health and well-being but is not a must for this fish.

It should be noted that bloodworms should only be given as an occasional treat and should not be used as the staple diet as they are difficult for fish to digest and can potentially cause blockages.

This fish is an omnivore in the wild, meaning it will consume some vegetable matter. Although most modern fish foods take this into account and include them in their products, you can still supplement your fish's diet with blanched vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, and zucchini. Ensure you do not overfeed your fish and remove any leftovers the following day.

Tank Mates

1 interesting tank mate ideas for the Yellow Tiger Endler could include:

Celestial Pearl Danio(Danio margaritatus)

Sexual Dimorphism

When it comes to Yellow Tiger Endlers, distinguishing between male and female is a straightforward task. The males exhibit slender bodies with vibrant colours, distinct patterning, and longer fins. In contrast, the females have a fuller body, a dull greyish-silver hue, shorter fins, and are typically more substantial in size than the males.


Endlers are the easiest livebearers to breed as they do not predate on their fry anywhere near the level of other livebearers. Though when the colony gets going with more mouths to feed, the yield of try will lessen, and the colony will balance itself out. From our experience in keeping and breeding endlers, it seems the first batch of fry is most likely to be predated on, and once the adults are used to seeing fry around, they tend to leave subsequent fry drops alone.

Female Endlers will drop fry every 26-30 days depending on temperature; higher temperatures will shorten the gestation period. Females can start dropping fry from 2-3 months of age, although the smaller and younger the fish, the less fry they will drop. Some first drops can produce as little as 2-3 fry, and mature adult females can typically produce 30-50 fry.

If you wish to maximise the survival rate of your Yellow Tiger Endler fry, we recommend adding Guppy Grass to the aquarium. Guppy grass is a fast-growing and straightforward plant that provides a lot of coverage for the fry, which are most vulnerable for the first hour after being born before becoming free swimming. You can also use a cheap floating breeding Hatchery if you want to be sure no fry are lost but be prepared to be constantly diving into your aquarium to net out new fry every month.

In summary, the bigger question isn't how to breed endlers, but how do you *not breed* endlers :).

Other Endlers of interest

Black Bar Endler(Poecilia wingei)
Blue Star Endlers(Poecilia wingei)
El Tigre Endler(Poecilia wingei)
Santa Maria Endler(Poecilia Wingei)
Staeck Endler(Poecilia wingei)
Date Added: 01/07/2020 - Updated: 14/03/2023 14:53:00