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I just received some male endler's I ordered. They are all the same strain (I assume a hybrid strain because it has a cobra/snakeskin patter and that's a guppy thing, right?), but 3 are about an inch long and the other is way, way bigger - at least 1.5" long with a much beefier body. The website lists 1" as their top size. Do you think the others are going to get this big with time or is there considerable variation in size?

I had planned to put these in a 5 gallon nano, but I think I've got too much fish for that now. I only ordered 3 to begin with, but I've got a community tank with some space, so they'll be fine. Can a single endler be happy by itself? I'm thinking the big boi might be king of the nano and the others can stay together.
 

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Does the bigger one have the same coloration as the others? Females get bigger than the males but don't have the colors. Endlers and guppies are basically cousins and can interbreed so there is always a chance that you got a guppy mixed in by accident with the same color pattern
 

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Does the bigger one have the same coloration as the others? Females get bigger than the males but don't have the colors. Endlers and guppies are basically cousins and can interbreed so there is always a chance that you got a guppy mixed in by accident with the same color pattern
Yeah, I could buy that he's a guppy. Is there anything I can look for that is specific just to guppies, or is it mostly size? I'll try to take a picture later tonight.

If I was trying to breed endler's it might be a problem, but he's a very good looking bonus fish either way.
 

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Pure (type N) endlers don't have any white in their dorsal fins.
 
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