The Blonde Endler Guppy originated in Venezuela, discovered by breeders in 1937. It is a type of chilis that looks like the regular chilis with its gray base color and in terms of care and size. The blonde fish phenotype accentuates the metallic iridescence.
They are classified as N- (Natural Random True and displays the correct wild coloration), P- (Pure Endler Genetics and selectively line bred), and K-Class (Guppy Endlers) aquarium fishes. A lot of controversy surrounded the Endlers as they moved through Europe into North America. Later classifications have also been full of controversies.
The Endler Guppies are popular for their peaceful temper, small size, unpretentiousness, and attractive look. The bright-colored, small-sized, and demanding fish species is popular among many modern aquarists.
Whereas the male Endler grows to a one-inch size, the female grows to a longer size of 1.4 inches. The female is mostly golden, with silvery hues and spots behind the abdomen. The male is also golden but with emerald-green spots around the tail area and small red spots all over the body. The tail is transparent with red edges.
The fish are mostly available through selective breeding, meaning that the majority do not exist in the wild. Some Endler species are Japan blue (light-blue body and tail areas) with black spots and silvery heads.
This tropical freshwater fish loves swimming in the upper waters. It can live peacefully with all non-aggressive fishes of the same size and peaceful nature.
Some popular tankmates for Endler Guppy fishes include Ember Tetra, Cherry Barb, Honey Gourami, Molly, Platy, Dwarf Gourami, common shrimps, Kuhli Loach, Emperor Tetra, Rosy Barb, Harlequin Rasbora, and Panda Cory, among others.
The Blonde Endler Guppy feeds on small worms, maggots, and algae in the wild. You can feed them live food, artificial foods, dry food with supplements of vegetables, frozen and live maxillopods (Small Cyclops, daphnia, bloodworm, etc.), and vegetable flakes.
Inferior plants such as Spirulina also make good food for Endlers. Diversify the food you feed this fish species, ensuring that you do not overfeed them, because they are prone to obesity. Quality artificial foods are balanced, safe, and contain no additives such as color boosters.
Which type of fish can live with the Blonde Endler Guppy as tankmates?
The tankmates of Endler Guppy fishes include small fish species with non-aggressive temperaments. They include Kuhli Loach, common shrimps, Honey Gourami, and Emperor Tetra, among others.
Are Blonde Endler Guppies prone to health conditions?
Yes. The fish species must feed well and live under clean conditions to stay healthy. They are prone to various health conditions, including obesity if overfed.
While this is a rare occurrence, it can and will happen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that every one will arrive alive or remain alive.We do ask that if your fish arrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag within 2 hours of the delivery time of your fish. We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem.
We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We can replace fish butshipping costs is the responsibilityof the buyer.If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures,within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolve the issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
Most Shipments will be 2-day unless otherwise noted. We shipfish on Mondays and Tuesdays only (excluding holidays) to ensure fish arrive before weekends. This allows us to completely prepare the fish for shipping andensure they are healthy prior to arriving at your door. All fish will be shipped with oxygenated water and specific additives in the water to ensurethey maintain their health and stability during shipment. Depending on the species of fish and current weather conditions, the fish may arrive with a heat pack or ice pack to maintain the optimal temperature which further ensures thehealth and safety of your fish. All costs of shipping (postage, packaging,heat/ice packs, etc.) are included in the Shipping fee. We ship to only thecontinental United States and are unable to ship to P.O. boxes, must bephysical address.
"The fish I received do not look like the fish in thepicture. Why is this?"
- We typically take photographs of one or two fish when we initially get them in. Since we have a large quantity of most of the various species of fish, it would be understandably impossible to provide a picture ofevery individual fish with a specific species. For some of our more rare orlarger fish, the picture listed may be the actual fish that you are receiving.If this is the case, it will be designated by ?WYSIWYG?, meaning ?what you see,is what you get?.
"What happens if my fish arrive dead?"
- While this is a rare occurrence, it can and willhappen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that everyone will arrive alive or remain alive.We do ask that if your fisharrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag.We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem. We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We will reship any replacement fish at the buyer's expense.If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures, within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolvethe issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
"What if I'm not home when the fish arrive?"
- We will always provide you with a tracking number. While the fish are packaged to survive about 72+ hours within the shipping containers, we do ask that you make arrangements to arrive home to inspect your fish as soon as possible after they are delivered to your home. Itis always suggested to provide an area for the delivery person to place the boxthat is out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.
"What do I do with my fish once I've unpacked them?"
- Like you would with any new fish, let the entire bag float in your tank for 15-30 minutes. This allows the temperature withinthe bag to adjust to the same as your tank and will reduce temperature shock onthe fish. After this time, you can add all of the fish and water that is in thebag into your tank. The products used within the water for shipping will notharm any existing fish within your tank and actually makes the transition foryour new fish a bit easier. After this, expect your new fish to take a few daysto become fully adjusted, this includes hiding, floating at the top, sinking tothe bottom, and not eating. After a few days, your new fish should be acting aswimming like they normally would. At this point, enjoy your aquarium!
"I want to return my new fish because x,y,z?"
- Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns.We do recommend contacting us via email with yourorder number and as much information as possible. We will try to assist you inresolving whatever the issue may be.
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