|Re: New to Endler's|
Subject: Re: New to Endler's
by Thriftyfisher on 2012/4/10 8:22:35
Sorry to hear that your heater was stuck on but glad that you caught it before the temperature got too hot. I hate when that happens.
You really don’t have to worry about if they are pure or not, as long as you like them. After all, the fancy swords and platies that you see in stores are all hybrids and people really like their red swords, Mickey Mouse platies and other colorful livebearers. It has long been an accepted practice to develop new strains of livebearers and I don’t really understand why Endler’s Livebearers would be any different. Just sell your fry as Endler’s Livebearer hybrids. Most people care what a fish looks like not what the actual genetics of the fish is.
You rarely see scientific names on those fancy livebearers in stores because they are hybrids. The same is true of Endler’s Livebearers. If you don’t see the scientific name, P. wingei, then it is a hybrid (I don’t care what letter they say it is as those letters have absolutely no scientific support). If you buy from a reputable seller and they use the name P. wingei then it should be a pure strain of fish.
Fry should take about two months to start developing good color.