The Blue Star Endler or Poecilia Wingei is arguably the most stunning variation of this popular species, instantly distinguishable by its deep blue body which is highlighted by a glowing gold belly and beautiful orange highlights. Similar to a common guppy, this blue Endler only grows to between one and two inches making it ideal for micro aquariums, however be mindful of mixed-sex groups as they are prolific breeders!
For whom is the Blue Star Endler suited?
The Blue Star Endler is suited for both beginner and experienced aquarists thanks to their hardy nature, friendly temperament, and ease of care. Small and conveniently sized, they can thrive in both small and large tanks and are safe to pair with other peaceful fish - their floaty tail can be a target for nipping fish so be sure to avoid these tankmates.
What are they like?
Endlers are highly active, friendly fish who love to investigate their surroundings and
therefore could disturb any docile tankmates. Their inquisitive nature and active lifestyle make them fun to observe and enjoyable to keep. The Blue Star Endler is best kept with groups as a naturally schooling fish, and looks particularly impressive when swimming as a unit thanks to their vibrant colors.
The ideal conditions for the Blue Star Endler
Native to South America, the Blue Star Endler prefers a heavily planted aquarium with a sandy substrate filled with lush flora and floating plants to provide comfortable hiding spots. Endler typically occupy the top level of the tank but enjoy swimming in the open water, so provide enough space for regular activity. Endlers aren’t afraid to jump, so ensure a tight lid is fitted in case they decide to escape.
What we feed Endlers
We feed our fish a mix of frozen, live and prepared foods including live baby brine and black worms. We also supplement their diet with a mix of Northfin Veggie, Community and Bug Pro.
Our Tank Parameters
I ordered 3 pairs of these endlers. Flip Aquatics was incredible, the shipping was fast and the box was insulated super well. All 6 of the endlers have adapted quickly and happily in their new environment. Flip Aquatics even bagged the fish by sex which was very thoughtful!
The Blue Star Endler pairs I received were all very healthy and really light up my community tank with their presence. Flip Aquatics is Flipping Fantastic for my first purchase interaction with them.
These little guys are awesome. Beautiful color on the males and very easy to care for. They will fill your tank with great color and action. Always on the move but non aggressive, perfect for a Nano tank.