Endler’s livebearer belongs to the genus Poecilia
just like fancy guppy fish known as Poecilia reticulata
. From a history perspective these fish were first collected in 1937 by Frankly F. Bond in Laguna de Patos in Venezuela and later rediscovered by Dr. John Endler in 1975. Some of the common nicknames for this species are Endler’s guppy, Endler’s livebearer or Poecilia wingei from a scientific perspective.
Remember when purchasing Endler’s guppy fish you buy at least three pairs of fish because you want to develop a colony
and this is the best way to begin according to a great article written by Tony Griffitts
. To learn more about Endler’s guppy from a hobbyist point of view check this website called Endlerspectrum blog.