Friday, June 25, 2010

Endler's Livebearer

The Endler's Livebearer boasts swirls of neon colored patches like a brilliant lava lamp. The unique coloration of the Endler's Livebearer consists of vivid reds, greens, and black in an endless color combination. Still rather uncommon in the hobby, the Endler's Livebearer is gaining popularity thanks to its wild, psychedelic coloration and ease of care.
The Endler's Livebearer is originally from the Northeastern part of Venezuela, South America. It is related to and resembles the common guppy and is very hardy like its guppy relatives. The Endler's Livebearer will make a great addition to any freshwater community aquarium.

The Endler's Livebearer requires an aquarium with at least 20 gallons of water and is very tolerant of changing aquarium conditions. Plants should be hardy varieties such as Java Fern and Java Moss that can handle the increased hardness in the aquarium. Other peaceful fish would make good tank mates.

The Endler's Livebearer is an omnivore and requires both algae-based foods as well as meaty foods. An algae-based flake food, along with freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and brine shrimp will provide guppies with the proper nutrition.

Only males are available for shipment.


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