I have kept Endlers with Zebra Loaches, and the Endler population kept on growing, so Zebra Loaches are not going to work. Tank was pretty dense with Guppy Grass.
This might explain why my badis's look so plump. I quit feeding them live brine when i noticed they were constantly picking at the moss. I figured there was some kind of bugs they were feeding on. Endler fry makes more sense.
Now ill have to rethink adding something for control.
Odd to remember being willing to pay up to $4 each for black bar endlers and now I've got 'em coming out my ears. My GBR will occasionally take a break from scouring the tank for cherry culls hatchlings to hunt fry if I toss a few in the large community tank--but his eating one or two a week isn't about to keep up with the 30 or so a month that are being born.
Since I don't have room to set up a series of breeder/grow out tanks to effectively isolate fry from breeding females, I've reluctantly accepted that I'm going to have to be ruthless this weekend and pull the drift wood and larger plants out so I can catch as many of 'em as possible, pull the adult males to my very limited male-only nano tank space and dispose of all but a few adult females and the inevitable scattering of fry that'll hunker down in the substrate and evade my net.
My advice: 5 zebra danios. Don't really bother other fish, and are fast enough to nab fry.
My adventures in keeping Indostomus crocodilus, the crocodile toothpick fish. AKA armored stickleback, paradox fish, and freshwater pipefish. Care is (to the best of my knowledge) exactly the same as Indostomus paradoxus.