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Hey Greg,

When was the last time you brought in WC Murago? I think it has been a long time as I look at all your imports. Are they rare here because people dont want them so you don't get them, or hard to collect being up in the Congo?

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Their hard to collect, but very desireable. I just got word from Africa I might have a shot at the new Tanzania murago, like in Konings new trophs book, almost a orange version with the dotted face, so cool, hoping I can get them, divers just collected them.
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That is frickin awesome Greg! I emailed you awhile back wondering if you had heard or seen any Tanzania Muragos. Im betting they will cost an arm and a leg LOL The rarity of such troph will be awesome to have in a tank.
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I just got word from Africa I might have a shot at the new Tanzania murago, like in Konings new trophs book, almost a orange version with the dotted face, so cool, hoping I can get them, divers just collected them.
Hey Greg if you do get them let me know. I want some If I need to pre order and pre pay that's ok.
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Its the most excited ive been over a troph in years so Im just hoping they make the trip from the lake to Dar and then to me, but the divers have them in hand.
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Thanks for the reply Greg.

Here is the one Greg is talking about. The Tanzanian Murago.

http://blog.africandivingltd.com/201...qual-from.html
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I love wow the article specifically states the location isn't disclosed so that the species can be protected due to its limited area. So basically there are hardly any of them.
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I think it is a beautiful specimen of the Murago and I'm also kind of surprised by the reaction. If you read the article it seems to imply to me anyways that this fish has a very limited range and collecting WC specimens surely won't benefit the small population. I think it would be better off sparingly collected and bred in Tanzania than to allow the WC fish to be collected and shipped abroad. This seems like another example of people wanting something rare without taking the implications into consideration. Would it not be better to have it bred closer to its natural habitat and have F1's shipped here instead ?
I hate to sound like a downer but I've been feeling more concerned about the WC populations lately. On the other hand maybe I'm wrong, maybe it's better to get them breeding in aquarists tanks here before the populations are wiped out completely ? Also maybe it's not so rare, maybe they just use those terms to spike up demand.
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I love wow the article specifically states the location isn't disclosed so that the species can be protected due to its limited area. So basically there are hardly any of them.

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Good points. Also might be a good idea, once collected and bred on the lake to release a bunch back into the lake regularly as well.

I think as long as the colony went to a responsible and capable breeder that would care for them and treat them right while distributing them to other responsible breeders.... this would be the best.

Unlike giving them to just anyone willing to pay thr dollar for them.... FYI- this is not implying anything either than what was plainly stated. Im juat sharing my feelings on it.
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