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do i have endler's, guppie's, or a hybrid

Discussion in 'Livebearers' started by mumphclown, May 4, 2017.

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what are they?

  1. guppie

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  2. endlers

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  3. hybrid

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  1. mumphclown

    mumphclown New Member

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    I got a bunch of free fry and was told they were guppies. They have since grown up and they look like endler's to me. I don't know enough to tell the difference between them and wanted to know if someone could tell me. they arent the best photos if i need better ones please let me know.

     

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    They look like endlers to me though I doubt if they are pure bred.
    What is your setup like?
     
  3. Baker

    Baker Fish Fanatic

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    Definitely endler
     
  4. essjay

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    The vast majority of endlers sold in shops are not pure endler, they are endler/guppy hybrids. Pure endlers have to be obtained from registered breeders.
    Your fish do look like endlers, but the chances of them being pure endler are very small.
     
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    I agree with essjay.
    I have three in my tank that are almost identical to what you have and they were sold to me as endlers (from a very reputable LFS, not a chain).
    But I'm aware that there is only a tiny chance they are pure endler.
     
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    okay thank you guys I had got them from a LFS and i bought shrimp and he had netted them so he just gave them too me.
     
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    right now it is just a 10 gallon with two decorations i plan on setting up a different tank for them its just what i had and i didn't have another tank for them.
     
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    has their current tank been cycled properly?
     
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    yes i let it cycle before i moved them i have had the fish for around 4 months they were baby fry and have now bred already.
     
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    Sounds like you have a good setup :)
     
  11. GobyMaster11276

    GobyMaster11276 Fish Crazy

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    Those are definitely endlers, but as many have said, it is unlikely you have got pure breeds. How old are the fry?
     
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    oh well that was lucky!!
    They get along great with shrimp, that's what I have also!
     

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