Where are the Tropheus Lovers????????

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Where are the Tropheus Lovers????????

Post by Klaus Steinhaus » Sun Jun 17, 2007 8:37 pm

Just wanted to find some company here.

This is what I keep right now:

Tropheus sp. "Nangu"
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Tropheus sp. "Cape Nundo" (Golden Chisanse)
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Tropheus sp. "Moba II" (Murago)
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Tropheus sp. "Karago"
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Tropheus sp. "Ilangi"
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Re: Where are the Tropheus Lovers????????

Post by Donald Davis » Sun Jun 17, 2007 10:23 pm

I come here every now and then.

Those Karago look great. I hope to get some pictures of some Ujiji when I visit a friend in Houston.

Good to see you Klaus.

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Re: Where are the Tropheus Lovers????????

Post by y ddraig goch » Mon Jun 18, 2007 1:29 pm

I especially like the shot of the Cape Nundo ... it's a sp. Red right?
I have Ndole

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Post by Klaus Steinhaus » Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:31 pm

ddaquaria wrote:I come here every now and then.
Those Karago look great. I hope to get some pictures of some Ujiji when I visit a friend in Houston.
Good to see you Klaus.
D
Hi there Donald, I know I would find some of the "Old Tropheus Nuts" here :D
I trust all is well?

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Post by Klaus Steinhaus » Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:43 pm

y ddraig goch wrote:I especially like the shot of the Cape Nundo ... it's a sp. Red right?
I have Ndole
You are probably right and they belong into sp. red.

Any photos of the Ndole????

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Post by James Shingler » Wed Aug 15, 2007 3:20 pm

I have a tank full of his Ndole juveniles but no decent camera.
A bit of video of the set up Ok?
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Come on y ddraig goch (mate) a photo of the adults would be great.

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Post by bantamweight1911 » Sat Sep 01, 2007 5:59 pm

They had some simply stunning tropheus in Holland.

But these are expensive fish, still probably a lot cheaper than UK tho,, if they are available.
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Re: Where are the Tropheus Lovers????????

Post by tanganyikanhunt » Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:28 am

Hi Klaus,

Are those "karago" brichardi? They are awesome! How do they get along? Do you have to keep only one male in the colony or are they easier on each other?

Beautiful fish!

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Post by Klaus Steinhaus » Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:24 pm

Yes, they are a Brichardi type. They get along like all other Tropheus, nothying out of the ordinair. Unfortunately I was only able to get 7 of them. They are in a 4 foot / 65g and share the tank with some juvenile Simochromis.

One male per group is something I would NEVER do. The ideal ratio for me is one male/two female. I have kept groups with more males then females and had no problems. One advatage is that the males will chase each other and give the females a little break, the other is that you have different males breeding with different females which will keep your gene pool healthier for a longer time.

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Post by KJ » Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:44 pm

Ilangi20050802.jpg
I like Tropheus very much. Right now, they are not as popular here in Denmark as they used to be, but they have a steady base of followers.
More images: http://www.kim-jakobsen.dk/Tanganyika/Tanganyika.htm

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Post by Klaus Steinhaus » Fri Sep 21, 2007 11:21 am

Wow, beautiful picture and Fish. Thanks for sharing.

I am surprised that they are not as popular in Denmark right now. As a former member of the German Cichlid Association (DCG) I still have good contacts there. Germany is still crazy about these fish.

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Post by KJ » Sat Sep 22, 2007 5:36 am

Not really unpopular, just a bit overshadowed by other cichlids right now. They will undoubtedly be back to full strength again :D
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Post by Tasma » Sat Sep 29, 2007 3:42 am

My favourite
Tropheus sp. novarum
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Tropheus sp. Zongwe
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Tropheus sp. Ujiji
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Tropheus sp. Nkonde Bright Yellow
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Tropheus sp. Kipili
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You can find much more at http://www.suephoto.pl/index.php/galeria/index/5

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Post by Donald Davis » Sat Sep 29, 2007 7:46 am

Very nice Tasma. I have not heard of that first one yet.

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Post by Klaus Steinhaus » Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:26 am

Hi Przemek,

Beautiful photos and fish, thank for showing them to us.

I do have some questions about the Tropheus sp. "novarum". This is the very first time that I have heared that name and the only internet lead is Magdalena Kwolek-Mirek's website.

Where is it found in the lake? Who exports this fish from the lake? Where did you find it?

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Post by Tasma » Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:53 am

Hello Klaus

"Novarum" has been exported by Tropheus Tanganika from Cracow, Poland - http://www.tropheus.com.pl and this is a place where my wife took these photos. Now they have about 5o individuals.
I don't know where this tropheus lives in lake. I'll ask Marta Mierzenska from Tropheus to answer this question here.

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Post by Marta Mierzeńska » Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:09 am

Hello

Tropheus was captured by ACA Ltd from Zambia near Mtoto in Congo.
This fish doesn't have population name becouse it is not the same to T. sp. Mtoto (P. Schupke population 3.8 )
That's why I call it Tropheus sp. novarum.
Maybe we should name it T. sp. Mtoto II?

Marta

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Post by Klaus Steinhaus » Sat Sep 29, 2007 11:39 am

Thank you very much for the fast reply Marta & Przemek. I now feel much better :D

Looking at these pictures the first time, I was convinced that these fish were in fact T. sp. "mtoto" which I kept a number of years ago. The simularity is very obvious. They sure are a beautiful variant.

Thank you again for the response.

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Post by Marta Mierzeńska » Sat Sep 29, 2007 12:55 pm

Hi buntbarsch

Have you a foto of yours T. sp. Mtoto? I've never see this fish.

The new variant have got very variable colours.

Please look to my galery http://tropheus.com.pl/galeria/thumbnai ... search=nov

What do you think about it?

All the best, Marta

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Post by Klaus Steinhaus » Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:55 am

Sorry Marta but I do not have pictures of these fish. It is almost 20 years ago when I kept them and photography was not on the horizon for me them.

The fish in your pictures are very pretty. I guess I am just a bit too sceptically when it comes to "new" Tropheus variants. Breeders in Singapore have already started to flood the market with so called "new Tropheus" and it is not easy to track them. I will wait and see what happens with the fish you are showing. If they turn out to be the real thing, I would definitely like to have some.

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