Many believe that the Endler’s Livebearer is relatives to the common Guppy. However, some think they are their own species due to some appearance differences. In comparison to Guppies, Endler’s Livebearer has a much thinner body and they’re also much smaller. The males have a fluorescent orange, green and black color spots that makes them an interesting addition to your aquarium.
Since they are very similar to Guppies, their water parameter requirements are almost identical. Endler’s Livebearers are fairly hardy species that will adapt to most water parameters.
They are able to crossbreed with Guppies if they are kept in the same aquarium tank.
Quick Endler’s Livebearers Care Guide
Experience Level: Beginner — Easy to care for, very hardy and undemanding. Easy to breed.
Appearance: Small and elongated fish. Females are silver or grey color and they are bigger than males. Males are fluorescent color and slender.
Size: Males grows up to 1 inch (2.5 cm), Females grows up to 1.5 inches (3.8 cm).
Water Condition: pH 5.5-8.5; 15-40°dH
Temperature: 75-79°F (24-26°C)
Tank Region: Swims in the middle and near the top.
Tank: At least 5 gallons (20 L), 10 gallons (40 L) or larger recommended. Aquarium tank cover is recommended.
Food: Omnivore. Eats fish pellets and flakes, vegetables, frozen dried and live foods.
Lifespan: Average 3-5 years.