How to Breed and Setup a Spawning Tank for Endler Guppy?

Endler’s Livebearer or Endler Guppy seems beautiful & it shows vibrant colors. It can reach a length of only 2 inches. Endler Guppy is peaceful, & many aquarists prefer to keep them in small aquariums. They are very hardy & can survive in almost any conditions. Endler Guppies breed very quickly & they do not need any special arrangement for breeding.


Common Names of Endler’s Livebearers:

Endler’s Livebearers have common names such as Endler Guppy, Campoma Guppy & Cumana Guppy. Scientific name of Endler’s Livebearers is Poecilia Wingei.


How to Differentiate between Male & Female Endler’s Livebearers?

Males Endler’s Livebearers are shorter in size than females. Males can reach a length of around 1 inch & they show vibrant colors. Males are available in the following colors: Orange, Black, Yellow, Blue, Red & Metallic Green.

Female Endler’s Livebearers can reach a size of 2 inches. They are stouter & show dull colors. Females are available in pale silver & gold colors.




Minimum Aquarium Size

10 Gallons

Care Level



Up to 2 inches

Ideal Temperature

22 to 28 °C

Ideal pH

7.0 to 8.0

Ideal GH

12 to 20



Life Span

Up to 3 years

Endler Guppy Spawning Tank Setup:

Endler’s Livebearers need at least a 10-gallon aquarium with plenty of plants & hiding spots. It is recommended to keep carpet & floating plants in the aquarium if you want to breed & raise fries in a shared aquarium. Livebearers usually eat their own fries, so it is better to setup a separate tank for raising fries. Plants will temporarily provide hiding spots for the babies when they release from the mother’s belly until you spot them & shift them to a separate aquarium.

Ideal water temperature for Endler Guppy ranges from 22 to 28 °C. Ideal pH ranges from 7.0 to 8.0.

How to Breed & Setup Spawning Tank for Endler Guppy?
How to Breed & Setup Spawning Tank for Endler Guppy?

Endler’s Livebearers Breeding:

It is very easy to breed Endler Guppy. If you offer good water conditions, then they will spawn on a regular basis. Females can give birth to a new batch of babies after every 23 to 24 days.

It is recommended to keep 3 females for 1 male so 1 female is not continuously chased by multiple males. Males will nonstop breed with females, so if you have more females, then they won’t focus on a single female.


Setup a Separate Aquarium for Raising Endler Guppy Fries:

According to experts, it is good to keep the fries in a separate aquarium. Adult livebearers have the problem of eating their own fries. If you want to keep the babies in the same tank along with adults, then it is recommended to keep many plants, including floating & carpet plants that will protect babies.


Food for Endler Guppy Fries:

Flake foods are a good diet for little fries because fries can freely swim & eat when they are out of the mother’s belly. If you want to offer a better diet, then baby brine shrimp will help fries grow quickly. It is suggested to feed babies several times everyday till they are 4 weeks old.

Fries reach maturity very quickly, & after 2 months they are able to breed.

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