Yellow Tiger Endlers (Poecilia wingei) Fish Species Profile
Yellow Tiger Endlers was developed by a man called Adrian Hernandez who took wild Endlers and crossed them with captive fancy guppies and invented this particular strain.
Yellow Tiger Endlers are hardy, adaptable, and peaceful. They will get on with most fish in the community aquarium but avoid keeping them with larger, more aggressive fish as they will nip at their tails.
These fish have beautiful colouration, they boast an incredible yellow and black colouration with red and blue highlights, making it one of the most exceptional varieties of the Endlers.
Their small size makes it perfect for a planted or nano aquarium as well as being added into a bigger community aquarium.
Yellow Tigers often occupy the top level of an aquarium, but you will also find them in the middle and bottom levels foraging for food.
|Scientific Name||Poecilia wingei|
|Aquarium Level||Middle - Top|
|Best kept as||Groups 5+|
|Lifespan||1 - 3|
|Maximum Size||Male 2.5cm, Female|
|Temperature||75 - 86 ℉ (23.9 - 30 ℃)|
|PH||7.0 - 8.5|
|GH||5 - 12|
|KH||15 - 3|
Yellow Tiger Endlers originate from the very green due to so much algae, warm, and hard waters of Laguna De Patos, the coastal lagoons in Northeastern Venezuela. Originally it was brackish water but because it was cut off from the ocean has since been altered due to run off and is now classed as freshwater.
Yellow Tiger Endlers Will eat most food you offer them, from flake food and pellets to frozen or freeze-dried food.
Please make sure you also feed them some vegetation in the diet.
However, Endler guppies are prone to obesity, so you shouldn't overfeed them.
Sexing the Yellow Tiger Endlers
Males are much smaller and are far more colourful and vibrant than females.
Females are also longer and much plumper, are generally unmarked, merely having a plain silvery or golden body and shorter fins.
Breeding the Yellow Tiger Endlers
Yellow Tiger Endlers are very easy to breed they can have babies from around two months of age producing 5 - 30 fry every 24- 28 days depending on their age and size.
It is best to have four or five females to every male to stop forceful harassment from the males.
Having a selected area for dense planting is also advisable for the fry to hide in and to avoid being eaten by the parents or indeed other fish if it is a community tank.
Breeding traps or nets are not recommended as they are not suitable for this particular fry.
The babies grow quite fast and will exhibit adult colouration within 3- 5 weeks.