Guppy Endler (poecilia wingei) won the popularity of novices and fans. Fish are also called dwarf guppies.
They belong to the family of petsiliev and are viviparous.
Endlers live in northeast Venezuela. Smaller in size than other guppy species.
The maximum size of the Endler is 4 cm. On the oblong body of the male there are yellow, orange, purple and emerald spots. The eyes are big.
Fins and tail and not as lush as other guppies. Translucent tail is brightly colored at the edges.
Females are silver or gold.
Guppy – friendly and agile look. Endler’s fishes are played around the entire aquarium.
Kept in a flock.
Guppies live 1.5–5 years, depending on the quality of life and water temperature. In warm water they grow faster, but they live less.
The natural forms of Endler’s fish are individual, the specks on their body are mixed randomly. Several species of Endler have been developed with an interesting color, including tiger and snake skin.
Gold-bodied endlers with orange-red blotches. The tail is transparent with a bright stroke on the edges.
Guppy Endler tiger is painted in a dark strip on an olive or yellow background. The tiger stripes at the Endler Guppy are also located on the tail fin, which can be of different shapes.
The color resembles snake skin. Red, blue, greenish or yellow dots are closely located on the abdomen and tail.
Cobra endlers look beautiful in the light thanks to the iridescent color.
In color collected a variety of colors. Dorsal fin elongated and brightly colored.
The tail is like a double sword.
Guppy bluish-neon color. Caudal fin clearly colored above and below, transparent in the middle.
On the side is a small dark spot.
Guppy Endler different simple content. Pets adapt to a wide range of hardness and water temperature.
For a flock of 8–10 individuals, an aquarium of 50 liters will suit. Put a lid so that the fish do not jump out of the water. Endlers are comfortable among the shelters and scenery:
|Water temperature||22–28 degrees|
Poecilia wingei tolerate a temperature rise of up to 30 degrees and a drop of up to 18 degrees. Although the Endlers are freshwater fish, lightly salted water is allowed.
To do this, use sea or salt without additives. Salt concentration not more than 1 tbsp. l (30 g) to 10 liters of water.
Remember that salted water does not fit some other aquarium dwellers. One-third of the total water volume change once a week.
Combine the water change with cleaning the ground and aquarium glass.
Endlers require dense vegetation. Suitable floating and rooting aquarium plants:
Place small river pebbles or coarse sand on the bottom. Take the soil from the street thoroughly boil.
If the sand is artificially colored, make sure that the dye is safe for fish.
For the maintenance of the Endlers, standard equipment is required:
Make sure the filter does not create a strong flow of water. When buying, pay attention to its characteristics.
A heater is required if the room is not warm enough. Immerse a special thermometer in the tank to track changes in temperature.
Pick up the lighting, focusing on the plants. Remember that with too bright light guppies fade.
Guppy Endler omnivorous, take all kinds of feed. In the natural environment they eat small insects and algae. In aquarium conditions, Endler can be fed:
Vendors need vegetable feed. Add flakes high in spirulina to your diet. Do not give large feed particles, as the guppy has a small mouth.
Enough to feed fish 1-2 times a day in small portions, do not overfeed pets.
Endlers are compatible with small fish of the same nature:
Endler fish are safe for shrimp. Large, predatory and prone to bitten fish, such as barbs, are not suitable for living together.
An important condition for the maintenance of different species is the selection of water parameters that are suitable for all inhabitants. When populating the Endlers with other guppies, remember that the species interbreed and produce offspring.
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Guppies readily breed in an aquarium, often breeding occurs without the participation of an aquarist. Guppies are capable of breeding as early as 2 months of age. Spawning every 22-24 days.
Breeding is best done by settling a male and 2–3 female Endler guppies.
There are several signs that let you know the gender of the Endler guppy:
The stimulus to reproduction is the temperature increase by a couple of degrees. Males, keen on grooming females, swim for them.
Pregnancy is accompanied by rounding of the female’s abdomen, while for females of guppies of other species, the abdomen becomes square. The female lays from 5 to 25 fry. The viviparous fishes give birth to offspring in the form of independent fry, bypassing the larval stage.
Parents rarely eat their young, but do not care for them. To fully preserve offspring, it is better to keep adults and small fish separate. Feed the fry with naupililami artemia and fry feeds 2–4 times a day.
Guppies become 3–5 weeks old. Saturated pattern on the body appears in 6 months.
Dwarf guppies have strong immunity. Sick under bad and unsuitable conditions. Affected by the same diseases as many other species:
Poecilia wingei delight beginners and experienced aquarists. Some spend a lot of time watching guppies.
Some aquarists contain only males in a decorative aquarium, others – cross different types of guppies.
Endlers are rarely available. The price for an individual is 85–100 rubles.
Cheaper can be purchased from aquarists.
Poecilia wingei is an endangered species due to pollution. The natural population of Endlers remained only in one lake.