Scientific Name: Poecilia wingei
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How easy are they to care for?
Ideally added to a mature aquarium, once added they will usually thrive if given a varied diet. Due to their placid nature they are best kept with other timid species. Unlike other guppyhigh flowing water is not a problem as they can be a very active species.
How large can they grow?
Males 2.5cm, Females 4.5cm
Where in the world are they from?
Their original distribution is considered to be coastal lagoons of Venezuela
What is the ideal number to keep together?
They will happily live in large groups, as with other livebearers it is best kept with a 2-3 females to every male.
What water conditions do they require?
Ideally slightly alkaline water conditions are provided between 7.0pH - 8.0pH. Temperatures should range between 24-26¬∞C.
What should you feed them?
Endlers Guppies should be fed a variety of flake, frozen, freeze dried and live foods for a varied diet. Being omnivores they will happily accept a wide range of foods, although for best results green foods should be offered in abundance.
How compatible are they with other fish?
A generally peaceful fish, however it should be kept mostly with fish that can tolerate its more alkaline requirements. Care should be taken with Endlers guppy due to its small size and should only be kept with like sized companions such as Mosquito Rasbora.
Can they be bred in captivity?
These fish like all livebearers will readily breed in captivity, it is more a matter of when not how it will happen if you have a mix of males and females.