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View Poll Results: If given a budget, would you start a colony of Tropheus with Wild Caughts or Frys?
Wild Caught 30 55.56%
Frys 24 44.44%
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Old 09-23-2012
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not desperate to make quick money




you put them in the tank and start feeding, or? where's the hassle?

Some people lose patience with tropheus because of their slow growth rate, hence why I said 'if not in a rush'

With regards to hassle...again, some folk strip the holding female and grow there fry in a separate tank...I guess they feel obligated to do so...heaven knows why.
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I will do WC
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Some people lose patience with tropheus because of their slow growth rate, hence why I said 'if not in a rush'

With regards to hassle...again, some folk strip the holding female and grow there fry in a separate tank...I guess they feel obligated to do so...heaven knows why.
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I agree Pam. Still loving my tank raised bemba and I am truly in no hurry for them to grow up every stage is something new from color to personality!
1+on the color to personality. Enjoying the most is the color change from yellowish to bright orange for my bemba
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I felt the same way Ms. Pam.
agreed with SWK. the making money turn around is debatable
as I've mentioned, not that I can't afford to buy wild caught. because my intention is to enjoy the hobby not to make money out of them. if I get frys then its a bonus if not then so be it...
1+ hobby > making money
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I'm all for raising fry. I've done both. As far as enjoying the hobby, I prefer having adults to breed, so I can raise as many fry as I want and choose to sell the others in order to help make money to enjoy the hobby even more. Nothing like having a hobby that pays you back a little. Happens everywhere we look around. Fishermen, photographers, chefs, painters, musicians. If you're good and successful at something, there's always a reward.
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Personally, I only buy wild caught but I do raise and sell the fry after I have enjoyed them for a while.

However, that said, the initial question was with a budget of $300- $400. There is no way I would buy a group of 10 to a max of 15 wc as a colony. To me, that is just not a large enough colony to diffuse aggression.

So, with the given budget, fry is the logical answer to have a decent size colony.
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In Aus we'd get about 3.5 WC T's for that budget

My first T's were WC Katoto. I did my research before hand and had great succes with them.

Now days I have a young colony of F1 Kiriza currently at 4-5cm.
I'm loving watching them grow and change in character and color.

At the moment i'd say i prefer the F1 experience
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Hello to all,


No doubt, I prefer Tropheus wild caught : Thumbsup: : D



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I would go for wild caught, but at the same time I wouldn't recommend this to someone who's new to this hobby. You must know how to spot any problems, before they become untreatable.

Got my first group of WC Mpulungu, a group of 10 which inhabbit a 3 meter tank. Got these guys since may 2016. After having treated them against bloat (which was necessary) I now have over 50 fry swimming in the tank with their parents. Never had this amount of youngsters and there are people waiting for my F1's. This makes the hobby much more fun.
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