Bellstedt Tiger Endler


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Bellstedt Tiger Endler

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(Poecilia wingei) POESER, KEMPKES & ISBRUCKER, 2005

Line created by Prof. Dirk Bellstedt.

SKU: LFS005 Category: Tags: , , ,


  • Temperature: 23 – 26 °C
  • pH: 6.5 – 7.5
  • Hardness: 90 – 268 ppm
  • Max Size: 25 mm (Male) | 45 mm (Female)
  • Min Recommended Tank Size: 45 cm x 30 cm – minimum, they are active swimmers

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An omnivorous species, feeding on a variety of zoobenthos and detritus in the wild. Will eat most foods offered but should have some vegetation in the diet.


Laguna de Patos (the type locality for the species) was originally a brackish lake which was formed by being cut off from the ocean by a sandbar. Over time the water has been altered by runoff and is now freshwater. When P. wingei was rediscovered the lake contained very warm, hard water which was very green due to high concentrations of algae. The fish are now thought to be extinct here as a garbage dump has been built adjacent to the lake and the water has since become polluted.


A planted setup is strongly recommended as are floating plants. Water flow is not a problem for these fish as they are very active and should not be kept in aquaria smaller than that suggested above. If kept in a species setup powerful filtration is not necessary as these fish appear to produce very little waste.
This is a moderately hard water fish and while it may manage in soft and/or acidic conditions, long-term maintenance should be in moderately hard or harder water.

Behaviour & Compatibility

For planted tanks or display purposes, acquiring only males would create a very active and colourful addition to your aquarium.
Not suitable for a general community due to their small size and should be kept alone if breeding is to be attempted. Good tankmates are other small peaceful species such as dwarf corydoras, small rainbowfish such as Iratherina werneri or Pseudomugil sp. and peaceful tetras. While males are peaceful towards one another, females may act quite territorially and so several should be kept in order to disperse potential bullying.

Even though tome guppy genes were used by Prof. Bellstedt in creating this linage, these Tiger Endlers should not be kept with guppies as they will crossbreed.

Sexual Dimorphism

Males are smaller and are far more colourful than females. Females are also much plumper being almost perpetually gravid!

Additional information


Per single Male, Trio (1 x Male, 2 x Females)

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2 reviews for Bellstedt Tiger Endler

    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Stunning Endlers These endlers are stunning! Delivery was quick and packed very well. I will definitely order some other strains if they become available.

    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Awesome little fish Delivery was very speedy and these little guys look amazing!

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