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Question about Endlers with Heterandria Formosa (least killifish)

My question is, will these two fish hybridize? I will be putting them in the same tank and I dont want to cross breed.

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Personally ive never mixed these or had the Killi, but if your Endlers are like mine and everyone else's they will try to get on anything! I wouldnt press your luck...they look to be in the same family....see below.

Livebearers MUST be in the same family to hybridize.
http://www.fishforums.net/lofiversio...p/t108376.html

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Personally ive never mixed these or had the Killi, but if your Endlers are like mine and everyone else's they will try to get on anything! I wouldnt press your luck...they look to be in the same family....see below.

Livebearers MUST be in the same family to hybridize.
http://www.fishforums.net/lofiversio...p/t108376.html

BTW what strain of Endler do you have?
wild type assorted peacock strain. Like found in the wild. They were put together by the collection date.

The livebeares also have to be the same genus as well, like and species.

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My greater fear is that you will have a tank full of Endler snacks.

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My question is, will these two fish hybridize? I will be putting them in the same tank and I dont want to cross breed.

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My greater fear is that you will have a tank full of Endler snacks.
My thought as well.. BUT.. My tank is heavely planted with E.Tellenus and other grass like plants. Im not sure of the size of the Least killi fry but they are supposed to be real large. I will soon find out though. I also have RCS in the tank. It will be an interesting experiment.

I can always put them in my angel tank

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wild type assorted peacock strain. Like found in the wild. They were put together by the collection date.

The livebeares also have to be the same genus as well, like and species.
Nice! I have some Red Stripe Peacock & Green Flametails. In seperate tanks ofcourse

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I don't know. I just got some H. formosa in today. Fry are tiny, really tiny, but they lasted 3 days in a bag with adults, and females are larger than endler females. I think they will be okay.

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