Endler’s Livebearers, Poecilia wingei, have charged ahead in a way I never would have predicted. At first glance, they seem very reminiscent of the wild-type “feeder guppies” I used to pick through as a kid, looking for something special or unique. However, with the advent of nano aquariums gaining in popularity, small and “micro” fish have found a spotlight. Endlers are very small (males generally 0.75″), energetic and extremely vibrant in coloration, and they come in so many variations, both pure and guppy hybrids.
The “Red Chest” Endler is a captive-produced true-breeding strain of Endler’s Livebearer. Females are generally unmarked, simply being olive gray. As with all livebearer strains, there is some variability in coloration from fish to fish. These fish offered are N-Class Endler’s Livebearers, traceable to wild and considered pure P. wingei. We have been working with this line in the Midwest for a few years now.
Arguably no one has done more to market and build the following of the Endler than Adrian Hernandez of Swamp River Aquatics; if you are looking to start up conservation minded breeding programs with Endlers, I would point you to him first and foremost for your broodstock. Why?
While these N-Class Red Chest Endlers are good, nothing beats going to the source. Given the concerns the concerns over the preservation of this species in the wild (it is thought it may actually be gone), going to the source is perhaps ideal, whether to establish a new line or to add out-crossed blood to the Red Chest line we offer here. These regionally produced Endlers are vigorous and healthy!