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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-01-2012, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
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What kind of guppy fish is this? Is it a guppy?

So I bought some guppies for my 10 gallon tank. I have since be able to figure out what kind each is by using google. But none of the guppies I have seen in pictures looks like this guy. SOOooo, is this a male guppy? Please post a link showing classification of this fish.

http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/a...o/IMG_0222.jpg

What the heck is he?!??
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If I had to guess, I would say he is a sunset male guppy.
http://www.petco.com/product/101891/Sunrise-Guppy.aspx

But then again, breeders frequently come up with new colors and tail types that all vary from each other.

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It looks like a strain of endler too me. They are like guppies, just much different color patterns.


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So it is a MALE guppy?? He was the only one that looked like this in the tank, but they said it was a guppy...
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I am saying endler, it is like a guppy, it is a livebearer. Not a guppy though.


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maybe an "orange black bar endler"?
https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...w=1600&bih=775

So now i wonder if he needs more of his own kind or can school with the gups... or if he is a he or a she... he-she?
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I would try to get some more endlers for him, he may still school with the guppies, but I would give him some fish of the same species.

Not sure on gender though, probably a male as females are usually almost all brown.


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That is a male Endler. Odd colouration, though. He may be a guppy/Endler crossbreed (many commercially available "Endlers" are).

He will need other Endlers to school with - a trio would do.

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Thanks I will call around and see who has some endlers (he was the only one they had at Petco and was sold as a guppy... lol)
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Good old petshops and their labelling talents...

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