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Tropheus Species & Variants Discussion of Tropheus Species, Variants & Collection Points... including ID questions.

View Poll Results: Which variant do you think is the most rare?
Chaitika 4 1.54%
Lufubu 22 8.49%
Namansi Fiery Fry 41 15.83%
Ulwile 6 2.32%
Kasanga Red Rainbow 8 3.09%
Mpimbwe Red / Orange / Yellow Cheeks 3 1.16%
Canary Cheek 11 4.25%
Murago 9 3.47%
Zongwe 13 5.02%
Ikola 2 0.77%
Bemba 1 0.39%
Duboisi 8 3.09%
Bemba 4 1.54%
Mpulungu / Kasalawa 2 0.77%
Sp. Red 1 0.39%
Bulu Point 5 1.93%
Ilangi 51 19.69%
Ndole Bay 8 3.09%
Annectens 31 11.97%
Others (Pls specify in your msg) 29 11.20%
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Old 01-19-2010
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Most rare? The fish no one has discovered on the coast of the Congo.
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It is interesting to see the rarity not becoming so rare anymore....


Put enough money into the exporter's hand, they will eventually find a way to bring it to pass. What is really interesting is the amount of money starting to be made available in that it seems like more and more people are willing to spend more money and they are not even the true die hard hobbyist.

In spite of the so called economic woes, there are still quite a few people out there with money..to burn..

Bill
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Old 01-21-2010
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T. moorii "Zongwe"
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What about golden kiriza?
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When people have asked me this same question before, which is the most rare Tropheus. My answer is always any Northern Sp.Black wild caught, and just about anything Congo side.

There are a couple of fish that I used to see often 6-7 years ago that I don't see anymore. Most of them are the brichardi types.

I would love to see some Kariliani Island Gold Fin, Karago, Katonga, Nayanza LAc, Muzumbu, and Isonga Yellow Chest.

Just about anything on the south side is easy to get because that is where more collectors are, and Zambia is the most stable country around the lake.

Many importers will locate themselves in Kigoma, since it is a very well connected spot on the lake to the outside world in TZ, but many of them are come and go, and TZ is not real stable place. That is why I think alot in that area is harder to come by.

Burundi farms is so well established they feel there is not much need to go collect wild since their breeding program is so well established.

Regardless, the most rare Tropheus is the one you want, that no one wll go and get unless you want 600 fish.
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Old 01-22-2010
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(geoff_tropheus @ Jan 21 2010, 11:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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When people have asked me this same question before, which is the most rare Tropheus. My answer is always any Northern Sp.Black wild caught, and just about anything Congo side.

There are a couple of fish that I used to see often 6-7 years ago that I don't see anymore. Most of them are the brichardi types.

I would love to see some Kariliani Island Gold Fin, Karago, Katonga, Nayanza LAc, Muzumbu, and Isonga Yellow Chest.

Just about anything on the south side is easy to get because that is where more collectors are, and Zambia is the most stable country around the lake.

Many importers will locate themselves in Kigoma, since it is a very well connected spot on the lake to the outside world in TZ, but many of them are come and go, and TZ is not real stable place. That is why I think alot in that area is harder to come by.

Burundi farms is so well established they feel there is not much need to go collect wild since their breeding program is so well established.

Regardless, the most rare Tropheus is the one you want, that no one wll go and get unless you want 600 fish. [/b]

Great post.

I agree for the most part......though Kigoma isn't the ideal spot to bring in fish from the Lake. Further south is better access with roads and larger ports.

From Kigoma to Dar by roads is a pain and flying stock with a puddle jumper is expensive.
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There is a difference between rarely kept and truly rare fish.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Mr. Johnson @ May 21 2010, 09:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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There is a difference between rarely kept and truly rare fish.[/b]

Well said Thai. Looking at the poll results I had the same thoughts
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Yeah and then there is the f1 vs WC.

Like some stuff OW brings in from BF are TR/PR and those are common.

But their WC versions are vary hard to get. Basically, all the sp. black collected NW of the lake.
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I have Kiku Trophs that I don't see very often. May be me, Im just getting back into Trophs, but I haven't seen them very often.
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