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Endler Experts Needed: are these endlers?

Hey all!
Im hoping some of you may be able to help me identify a couple of fish.


I recently ordered a pair (male/female) of yellow tiger Endlers (Poecilia wingei var. “Yellow Tiger”). Additionally, I have two "Endlers" I purchased from petco a few months ago in a separate tank for my kid. I am thinking that one of the fish from petco is actually a guppy and that one is actually a male Endler. The first two pictures are the male/female Endlers I recently purchased. The second two pictures are the fish in question.
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The fish in question seem like Endler/Guppy hybrids in my opinion. The last one (with the lace(?) pattern) definitely seems more guppy-ish than Endlerish. And the next to last one seem like a coin flip. What are the sizes of the fish? I've had my male endler for about 2 months now, and he's still around less than an inch even with vigorous feeding.

Bump: The fish in question seem like Endler/Guppy hybrids in my opinion. The last one (with the lace(?) pattern) definitely seems more guppy-ish than Endlerish. And the next to last one seem like a coin flip. What are the sizes of the fish? I've had my male endler for about 2 months now, and he's still around less than an inch even with vigorous feeding.

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I agree that the two Petco fish are probably guppy/endler hybrids. The tail shapes in particular strike me as bring selectively bred guppy tails (especially the last pic). I haven't seen many pure endlers with tails like that.

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Thanks guys! that's exactly what I was thinking. I am going to hold off on adding the little Endler/guppy to my Endler tank to try and keep my Endler breeding strictly Poecilia wingei

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Not sure of how true it is but read that any endler that has yellow is a hybrid as naturally they never had yellow coloring. Read that on an older endler related website so....
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Not sure of how true it is but read that any endler that has yellow is a hybrid as naturally they never had yellow coloring. Read that on an older endler related website so....


You are correct that Poecilia wingei var. “yellow tiger” is a guppy hybrid. I’m just saying I’m unsure of the others hybrid type. So to keep my breeding tank strictly yellow tiger endlers I’ll leave the other “unknown” in the tank with the guppy.


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