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Kalambo, Kasakalawe, and Mpulungu?

These look pretty similar. What are the main phenotypical differences between these variants?

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I have never kept Kalambo so I don't really know the differences but I don't believe there any fish caught at Mpulungu (I believe it's a harbour) and Moops is the nickname given to Kasakalawe. I think Katoto is another one that looks similar. I have Moops and they are great looing fish.
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Hello John,


The differ from the Tropheus moorii Mpulungu, in the contour of the eye, it has as a species of ring of orange color, as the Tropheus moorii Kasakalawe. At first, the Mpulungu and the Kasakalawe are two chromatic different varieties, though very similar. The Kasakalawe have the head most specked with points that the Mpulungu, though there are many importers who say that they are the same variety.



The differences of the Tropheus moorii Kalambo, with regard to the Tropheus moorii Mpulungu / Kasakalawe, the spot of the body of the Kalambo is of yellow color lemon, whereas in the contour of the eye, they have as a species of ring of red color.



The names of Kalambo, Kasakalawe and Mpulungu, they are populations of Zambia, the southwest of the lake Tanganyika.



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Moops and Kasakalwe are the same. Idk about Kalambo. Just got some Moops and I find that different groups of the same variety (Moops/kasakalawe) display some different colors. Mine are darker in this group then my previous group but they are still young
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Moops and Kasakalwe are the same. Idk about Kalambo. Just got some Moops and I find that different groups of the same variety (Moops/kasakalawe) display some different colors. Mine are darker in this group then my previous group but they are still young

Your moops seem to have orange on the flanks dont they? I love that!...such a rich burnt orange color. The Kalambos have the yellow, Those are the easy differences.

Just didnt know if one had more blue in the dorsal or on the face than the other. The Katoto's are pretty nice looking as well. They generally seem to look like the Kalambos....in pics that is.

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Yes this batch does have an orange color to the spot. My last group had yellow. I found the Moops/Kasakalawe have the best color out of all the fish you listed. Second favorite is Katoto I was going to get some of them as well but I got my Moops back instead.
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Moops and Kasakalwe are the same. Idk about Kalambo. Just got some Moops and I find that different groups of the same variety (Moops/kasakalawe) display some different colors. Mine are darker in this group then my previous group but they are still young


Hello rhick,


In Europe a debate opened between the Tropheusfans exists. Some of them say that the Mpulungu and the Kasakalawe are the same variety and others say that they are different varieties ...



In some importers of Europa (France and Germany) some importers sell them for different varieties and others sell them with Mpulungu Kasakalawe's name. What is clear that the Mpulungu / Kasakalawe is not the same that the Kalambo.



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My Moops or Muppis in Deutschland / Germany:











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Angel, your moops look great. Nice video.
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