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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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Just trying to find out.. pls give some comments! Thx.
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Which is rarer where? In the hobby or in the lake? In the lake it's Ilangi as long as I know. In the hobby... it depends on where you live.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Boby_ @ Apr 30 2009, 03:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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Which is rarer where? In the hobby or in the lake?[/b]
Good questions.

In the hobby, several of those on the list are rare, but I personally know someone with each of those fish.
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As far as whats on lists, the ones that are the hardest for me to get in and get in consistantly are Namansi, Nkondwe and then Ilangi, Greg
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missed musanga on the list.... dont see many of them around.. which makes me happy being the only one I personally know that has them.
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I don't know which is more rare than another.
But in Denmark i think it's Annectens and Namansi Fiery Fry
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I think golden kalambos are amongthe rarest both in the lake and in the hobby. I would say along with tropheus kushangaza OB.
Apart from those ob forms I think that the real rarities are hardly ever exported ( and those on the list are for sure less rare than those that are not)
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Boby_ @ Apr 30 2009, 03:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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Which is rarer where? In the hobby or in the lake? In the lake it's Ilangi as long as I know. In the hobby... it depends on where you live. [/b]
Good point indeed. Doubt that we can tell what is rare in the lake. If i would ask one of our importers i guess he would not say Ilangi, he probably would mention some special colour variation within a variant which you only you in one small bay or whatever.

When it comes to hobby it's also defined by our demand. Most variants from the southern part of the lake (including the sp. Reds) appear regular on the dealers' lists. Some may come at a certain price as the Ilangi but you can get them. Simply because the demand is there. The same goes for the Sp. Black as Bemba, Ikola, Kiriza, Cherry Spot. Other Black like the Caramba are not so popular and you rarely find them but are they rare in the lake?
What about some Brichardis? Haven't seen for a long time Tropheus brichardi Nyanza-Lac (the typus variant of the Brichardi) on a stock list. Mpimbwe Yellow Cheek (aka Korongwe) are much harder to find than the Red Cheek which is actually a pretty common variant.

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Heather @ May 2 2009, 10:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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My vote is for brichardi "Namansi" ........ have found all others available for sale.

Great poll [/b]
There is an exporter on the southern part of the lake collecting them now. I just seen a colony of 56 WC a few weeks ago.

More should be coming in.....PM if you want to know they buyer to see if he wants to sell them.

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