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Just wanted to start a thread for people to say what is their favorite type of front is and why (explain some interesting behavior, describe coloration, whatever)... and maybe also post a picture or two. If this thread already exists I am sure the mods will provide a link. :thumb:
 

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Kapampa are my favorite, or any Zaire type, Kitumba, Moba, Mikula. They have awesome colors. Here's some Kapampa pictures.



 

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Yes Yes any Zaire type! (Mine is moba, because that is what I have) Or should I say any "Democratic Republic of Congo" type. :thumb:

 

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Zaire... Kapmapa (The Original Zaire) :thumb:

They have the darkest pigment in their black stripes - I love the contrast!



 

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Burundi. Price, hump, breeding, sky blue color :thumb:

Not sure if anyone else would agree though, because I admit other fronts are more stunning in color.....

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I agree...... Burundi....

a) beacuse of the large hump
b) the only available here in Costa Rica....jejjejeje

but I like them a lot, with good lighting and a good backround tone their colour stands up!
 

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You guys bring up a good point... the hump. Some people really love that large hump. I think all cyphos are beautiful and graceful fish. You can't go wrong with any of them.

I have had Tanzanians and Zaires and I think the Zaire are 1st for me and then the Tanzanians. As I said earlier, among the Zaire blues, I like Kapmapa the best for their contrast. Also, I have heard, the Kapampa are known for another aspect... that their fry (F1), more than any other fish in the lake, even other cyphos, can look just as good as their wc parents.

I am voting early and often because I grew up in Chicagoland; so, I'll cast one more vote for Kapmapa (the original Zaire) :wink:
 

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Great pictures guys, I have to agree I like the Zaires the best because of their coloration. But I keep burundi myself so... I can't really decide.

 

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Mmmmmmm.........I must say I like the Mobas the most 'cuz I have some of my own...although I'm also starting to like the Kapampas.....falling for Razzo's Kapampas!!! The contrast does look very nice! :dancing:

 

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the_evil_dickfeldi said:
Burundi. Price, hump, breeding, sky blue color :thumb:

Not sure if anyone else would agree though, because I admit other fronts are more stunning in color.....

Ted
NOOOO,....I agree with Burundi, for the hump & to be honest it was a HUGE Male Burundi that I saw in Philly back in the late 80's, early 90's that hooked me on Fronts.

BUT after keeping Burundi & Kigoma for 17 years, I now have The Zaire Blue's..Kitumba & they have absolutely STUNNING coloration!
 

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No one votes for Mpimbwe? I thought they would greet you like little water dogs and eat from your hand? They have a pretty good hump too!

Is it true they are very hard to breed in captivity? Is that the reason they've got no votes?
 

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No one votes for Mpimbwe? I thought they would greet you like little water dogs and eat from your hand? They have a pretty good hump too!

Is it true they are very hard to breed in captivity? Is that the reason they've got no votes?
Mpimbwe are beautiful too. They were my 1st colony.

My Kaps will greet me and eat out of my hand too.
 

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No one votes for Mpimbwe? I thought they would greet you like little water dogs and eat from your hand? They have a pretty good hump too!

Is it true they are very hard to breed in captivity? Is that the reason they've got no votes?
although my favourites are the Burundi, I have to say Mpimbwe looks awsome, but the color definition the Kaps have, has no match... the stripes are so well cut, like in the las pic
 
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