All Orchid Endler’s Livebearers on this site are documented Class N Endler’s which can trace their lineage back to Venezuela. Before you purchase, please be sure to visit the Shipping Policies page to familiarize yourself with how your fish will arrive. If you’re looking for my recommendations about supplies, head over to Fish Care for my go-to goodies!
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Currently available varieties are listed below. Keep checking back to see what is added as my colony of Class N Endler’s Livebearers grows!
Juvenile male Orchid Endler’s Livebearers can take up to 6 months to fully develop their trademark bright colors. However, they are easily identified as males by looking for their gonopodium, which can develop as early as 4 weeks of age. In the event your males are dull upon receipt, do not fret! They are already capabale of producing offspring, and will soon be brightly colored!
Female Orchid Endler’s Livebearers are a bit bigger than their male counterparts, but still only max out at 1.5″. They can drop fry every 25-30 days, and are ready to be mothers after only three to four months. By having two or three females for every male, you can ensure a safe and healthy population.
Orchid Endler’s Livebearer fry cannot be sexed until they are at least 4 weeks of age at the very earliest. Once they can be reliably sexed, they are sold as adults. Most fry will be shipped when they are 2-3 weeks of age to give you the healthiest fish possible.
A trio of Orchid Endler’s Livebearers is a great way to start your own Class-N pet population. While the male and females are still juveniles, they are old enough to be reliably sexed. Males will soon brighten and females will be able to bear fry very soon after you receive them. In some cases, females are already pregnant!
Limnobium laevigatum is commonly known as Frogbit. Frogbit is a floating plant with long, dendritic roots which provide excellent cover for Orchid Endler’s fry. They are easy plants to keep and are self-propagating. Leaves are thick and rounded, and the fine root system will dangle from the surface to absorb nutrients.