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I just discovered this female (?) in my red chili endler colony.....

Well, at least I think she is a female. Shape, size and anal fin all look very female to me.

Except she is coloured! The whole fish has a beautiful purple-ish iridescent shine and the back half is coloured light red.

The colour is much lighter than that of the other (male) endlers.

Is this really a female...? :wacko:

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Certainly looks like a female, but a very colourful one. 

You might get quality fry out of her.

 

Only one way to find out.

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I knew you would say that!

But guess what!

I need MORE TANKS!!!!

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OH NO not more tanks!!!! It looks like a female to me. When I was breeding Guppies I had a few really nicely coloured females with long tails- yes they were females because they had babies but you would have thought they were young males. 

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Wow that female is very colourful , but at the end of the day she simply had more testosterone in her blood when growing up.

As for breeding her , personally I would as I like her shape , I like her skinny caudal peduncle , to me that is an endearing endler trait as opposed to the thick show standard of a guppy. Well done and I think you are lucky to have her.

As we know , pattern inheritance in guppies is generally passed on through males this would be interesting to see if her traits pass through to the next gen.

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More tanks, More tanks, More tanks!!!!

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Caudal penduncle? :wacko:  I had to google that one. :biggrin: ...but I agree.

She is a very good looking little fish and the picture does not do her justice.

The colour is so much better than it shows in the pic. :wub:

 

Ok..I see I will have to breed her and I do need another tank.

Oh, hang on...I just realised ....I do HAVE another tank!!!! :wink:

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Lol! When I was breeding guppies a lot more seriously than now, I use to select for thick caudal peduncle. Otherwise the fish can't carry the big tails.

 

Nice looking endler female Garnelchen.

 

It probably is showing more of the guppy in her. :smile:

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Yeah, I once had a female platinum ivory halfmoon guppy that turned male very late compared to its siblings.

Turned out to be the nicest fish in my collection.

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Apologise for the blatant hi jack of your thread mate....

Just wanted to show size comparison of these full grown males against that platinum ivory above.

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Don't apologise! I love the photos!

That really is one monster of a male guppy compared to the others and a very good looking fish. I just love that colour!

 

But does that mean my female could still change into a male?  :wacko:  She is about 3 month old now.

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On 8/30/2014 at 8:04 AM, Garnelchen said:

But does that mean my female could still change into a male?

I don't know if endlers are capable of actually changing gender, per-se, but jeez, some of mine have seemed to be completely missing a penis for ages and then all of a sudden it's there, obvious as anything. 

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