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Came across this photo. And they're labeled as being endlers or endler hybrids. The text was:
"20 x Assorted Endler Guppy Males (Poecilia reticulata x wingei, Livebearer) – AquaSnack Blog"

But I can tell that a number of them are not endlers nor endler hybrids. But a 100% Poecilia reticulata. For instance, panda guppy, maple leaf guppy, Ginga rubra guppy, etc (so, there are more). I also see a wildtype guppy. Just because they're small guppies, they are unfortunately labeled as being endlers. The commercial world is mostly to blame for this.
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I think it's most frustrating to people like me, who are more serious into these two species. But it's even more frustrating when I see that someone who calls himself/herself a specialist in guppies and endlers but doesn't use the right names. And that happens way more than you might think.
 
I can definitely see the frustration for someone like you, who knows much better!

Gotta admit, I wouldn't be able to tell the difference with many of those. But I also regret looking at this, because there are about a dozen fish in that collection of photos that I'd love to have!
 
I can definitely see the frustration for someone like you, who knows much better!

Gotta admit, I wouldn't be able to tell the difference with many of those. But I also regret looking at this, because there are about a dozen fish in that collection of photos that I'd love to have!
Well, it's not only me. A whole crowd of serious endler and guppy keepers feel the same way. But a lot of those people who only care about money will sell those guppies as being endlers. Same goes for the professional commercial world. Putting endler in front of the name sells better. But it would be incorrect. That would be the same as selling goldfish as being koi. And why? Well, they're both carps...
 
Well, it's not only me. A whole crowd of serious endler and guppy keepers feel the same way. But a lot of those people who only care about money will sell those guppies as being endlers. Same goes for the professional commercial world. Putting endler in front of the name sells better. But it would be incorrect. That would be the same as selling goldfish as being koi. And why? Well, they're both carps...
Oh I didn't mean only you! I said someone like you meaning livebearer specialists who really know what they're talking about :)

Plus these are all getting interbred in home aquariums and maybe on fish farms themselves too, right? Blurring the lines even more :(
 
Oh I didn't mean only you! I said someone like you meaning livebearer specialists who really know what they're talking about :)
No, worries. I knew what you meant. But I only put it like this to say that there are many more people who think the same way like me.
 

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