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Is there a tropheus that you would recommend for someone just starting in tropheus?
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I would have to say Duboisi. from my experience, they seem to not be AS Conspecific aggressive overall. They are still Africans and trophues... but from my view they don't seem to be as ornery as some other variants I've kept.

Not sure if it's more one collection point of Duboisi over the others though.

Some may even beg to differ on my experience.

I definitely would start with WC, that's for sure! Go with some F1/ tank raised.
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I would have to say Duboisi. from my experience, they seem to not be AS Conspecific aggressive overall. They are still Africans and trophues... but from my view they don't seem to be as ornery as some other variants I've kept.

Not sure if it's more one collection point of Duboisi over the others though.

Some may even beg to differ on my experience.

I definitely would start with WC, that's for sure! Go with some F1/ tank raised.
I wasn't going to go with WC. I'm not ready for that experience. Do you have a preference on white band or yellow band Duboisi?
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I wasn't going to go with WC. I'm not ready for that experience. Do you have a preference on white band or yellow band Duboisi?

Okay cool. I just wanted to get that out there and there have been numerous in the more recent past that have purchased WC as their first Tropheus experience if memory serves me correctly. Needless to say they lost the Tropheus.

I think that if they are prime specimens, both will look great!

Me myself I like vibrancy of the yellow in the Maswa. but like I said, I think that all Duboisi are very attractive looking fish is cared for properly and at least decent specimens.
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Okay cool. I just wanted to get that out there and there have been numerous in the more recent past that have purchased WC as their first Tropheus experience if memory serves me correctly. Needless to say they lost the Tropheus.

I think that if they are prime specimens, both will look great!

Me myself I like vibrancy of the yellow in the Maswa. but like I said, I think that all Duboisi are very attractive looking fish is cared for properly and at least decent specimens.
I can see the desire but I would much rather know what I'm doing.

Anyways, I'm not 100% sure if I'm ready to jump ship on tropheus. But since the aquarium will be in my room, I want something that is overly active and it seems like tropheus fit that description.
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Any of the rainbow F1s make great starters, just stay away from black sp starting out, tend to be really high strung. Red rainbows, murago, lufubu, chaitikas any of them as small guys should be a good place to start.
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I say dubs not because of their demeanor but because they have been bred so much and passed down. They are mostly tank raised or pond raised. Definitely not mpimbwe or brichardi variants. Most of those come straight from the wild and are mean.
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If your going fry I don't think it matters. Fry are all going to act the same until they reach maturity. I'd find something you like and can get local to avoid shipping cost
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Let me know if you need anything, with you being right next to me in IN fedex overnight up to a 50lb box is only $20. Have F1 Ilangi, Green murago and Pemba ready have to update my list and will have about 5 other types ready on a week or so.
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Let me know if you need anything, with you being right next to me in IN fedex overnight up to a 50lb box is only $20. Have F1 Ilangi, Green murago and Pemba ready have to update my list and will have about 5 other types ready on a week or so.
If only I had the aquarium ready in a week. I'm going to be gone at the end of October so I am waiting to order til after then. The aquarium will start cycling in a few weeks.
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