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Old 01-27-2010
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ciao,

recently i've bought, 15 tr. murago wild (5/10).
after a careful look I've seen the difference of the little points on the head.
classic murago is pointed and more yellow, instead "texas" murago is vermiculated and more dark violet on the forehead and on the base of dorsal fin, and he's red on the lower part of the face.
is there anyone tells me more?

I show you some pictures of these subjects.

enzo.

classic murago

"texas"murago

"texas" murago

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Hi Enzo,

the name Texas is new to me and probably refering to Petrochromis but i saw this brownish variant of the Murago for the first time in 2007 at WEIKO in Munich and there's one guy in our German Forum who currently keeps them. I also posted a picture in the Moorii section of the Tropheus Gallery here. I think that variant is caught further north of where the normal Yellow Murago is being found.

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(enzo @ Jan 27 2010, 10:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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"texas"murago

"texas" murago
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I have never seen those before... they're beautiful.
Reminds me of Herichthys carpinte vs. cyanoguttatus.


Any more pictures of these beauties? :wub:
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(gernot @ Jan 27 2010, 11:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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Hi Enzo,

the name Texas is new to me and probably refering to Petrochromis gernot[/b]
Hi Gernot,

the name "Texas" (with quotation marks) has been used by my friend Enzo and me as a joke just because of the resemblance with the socalled bulu point Texas petro (as you already thought).

IMHO this Troph could be not a simple individual variation of the more common Murago, but, like you suggested, an individual of a different, even if very close, population.
A very nice one indeed!

Cheers, paolo
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Magnificent looking specimen! It does resemble a petro TX... :lol:
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Great pictures Enzo. I haven't seen this Murago before.
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I've seen those murago "texas" in person at Enzo's home this christmas and believe me they are stunning! One of the best variants I've ever seen.
I think Enzo is right that tey are nor regular murago because the difference in the pattern of the head-spots is quite evident.

A couple more pics of Enzo's beautys I took in my visit to him





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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(gernot @ Jan 27 2010, 05:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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Hi Enzo,

the name Texas is new to me and probably refering to Petrochromis but i saw this brownish variant of the Murago for the first time in 2007 at WEIKO in Munich and there's one guy in our German Forum who currently keeps them. I also posted a picture in the Moorii section of the Tropheus Gallery here. I think that variant is caught further north of where the normal Yellow Murago is being found.

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Hi gernot... sorry but I missed your reply in my first post.
Can you link here the pic you posted in the gallery so we can compare the two and see if we're talking about the same fish?
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wow nice lookin troph,seems worlds different than the regular variant,hope to hear a little more on this one.............very curious,beautiful troph
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Hi gernot... sorry but I missed your reply in my first post. Can you link here the pic you posted in the gallery so we can compare the two and see if we're talking about the same fish?[/b]
Sorry Nene, my post was a bit misleading. I was refering to a brown variant of the Murago (as underneath), the first picture in Enzo's opening post reminded me of them. I haven't seen those with the Texas mask before.

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