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    Name that Troph - Zongwe or Murago?

    i got a bunch of trophs from glove on here i know they were suposed to be black kiriza and yellow moragos but i have one random troph floating around and need help identifing it and as of lately i have noticed his head is getting blue
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    Looks like Zongwe to me. My murago have dots, and blue/green face.

    Of course, there is always some mix up between murago (be it yellow or green) and zongwe.
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    Geoff_Tropheus may be able to clarify this. He used to keep Zongwe's.

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    Is there any way you can take a lighter picture? I can't see any color from the above photo.

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    Looks like a zongwe to me too... either that or a piss poor moorii.
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    man ek watch urself those are my babies i dont come to ur house and call ur kids ugly
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    Call them what you want... it's the internet and also a public forum so I feel everyone is entitled to their own opinions.

    Don't get all wound up about it... normally Mooriii are bright colored fish. Zongwe/Murago are ones that are normally appreciated by more avid hobbyist since they lack the "bright rainbow" colors. IMO I like Muragos over just about all the other Moorii available so don't take my comment the wrong way.
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    that picture looks just like the zongwe's Geoff had. Therefore, that is my guess as well.

    I wouldn't mind viewing a brighter picture.

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    Jeb,

    That fish is Zongwe. All Murago will have the spots on the head. No spots its Zongwe.

    Lots of times you have got to be very careful when getting Murago. From time to time you will find green Murage and Yellow Murago.

    The Murago types, Zongwe, and Kapampa are all close together.

    Green Murago - Lusingu


    Yellow Murago


    Limespot Kapampa


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