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.Tropheus brichardi Karilani Gold Fin.
Tropheus polli
Tropheus brichardi (Chocomoori)
Tropheus moorii Namanzi
Tropheus moorii

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C. Tropheus brichardi (Nelissen & Thys van den Audenaerde,1975)
is the third species of tropheus. The description was made on the basis of
10 conserved specimen, obtained from the discoverer, Pierre Brichard. To him the animals owe there name. The type-specimen originated from Nyanza in Burundi at the eastern coast of the lake. The differences between the specimen are marginal: a mouth a little bid broad, fins a little bit shorter and the room between the eyes. The aquarist will not be abel to come to a determination. Together with the pattern of colors perhaps it will work out better. Mature animals have ca 13 cm in length. Tropheus brichardi also lives in large groups. Before the official ascription the aquarists knew them already for a great length of time "Choco Moorii". The first specimen had a brown color and a dark, nearly black tailfin. On the back there was a yellowish saddle and on the apposite of that was a smaller stain in the same color The pale lips are set off with a dark edging. The outside edge of the soft skin in the anale is shining orange, and at the back edge there are from 5 tot 8 yellow or orange spots. The eye is white excepting the black pupil. The upper part of the eye sometimes cab be a little yellowish. Several color variations may exist here too. So there animals with a kind of yellow-brown striping The saddlespot may have sharp boundaries but the lines also can be vague or the spot is totally absent. Especially with the females one almost never finds a suggestion of this saddlespot. Tropheus brichardi perhaps is the most aggressive specimen. A tank of sufficient dimensions is prerequisite for this kind. Of course the behavior of Tropheus brichardi globally seen is equal to that of the other the tropheusspecimen That means that they like a overgrowth on the stones and the ritual of reproduction does not differ very much. Due to the grazing, at which the mouth is pressed with strength against the ground the specimen has a kind of dark circle around the very light or white beck.

D. Tropheus moorii kasabae.( Nelissen 1977 )
Tropheus moorii kasabae is very close related to Tropheus moorii Mark NELISSEN described it as a new sub-specious. By that Tropheus moorii became divided in two subspecies ; Tropheus moorii moorii and Tropheus moorii kasabae. It is the be recognized well by its colors that were described in 1975 already by Dr. Wolfgang Staeck as the "Rainbowmoorii" This subdivision is controversial. Most striking at this naming is that the fishes don's originate at all from the Kasbae bay. All Tropheus variants up until now from Zambia (from Moliro till the Kalombo river) obviously belong to the subspeciesTropheus moorii "kasabae". The biometric differences are small: the nose is longer at Tropheus moori Kasabea, the eye is smaller and in the main the fins are a little bit shorter. The largest specimen that was caught for the description had a total length of 12,38 cm. The first half of a mature animal is dark red-brownish and the belly is slight brown yellow. The chest is red and the neck (?) is bluish. The dorsal fins are dark violet apart from a dark reddish purple band that occurs in the mid of the fins. The tail fin is black, the anal fin bluish at the base ,for the rest dark red until purple and at the end black. In the environment of the head and the neck there are a large number of essential lighyblue points. The edge of the Tallinn is decorated with black. Until they about 5 weeks old 9 or 10 yellowish until chestnut diagonal bands, that are characteristic for most of the Tropheus specimen. The coastal area,which in length is moderately restricted,holds great number of geographycal variants that are beautifully colored. Originating from the coast of Zambia we got some jewels of beauty and splendor to keep in an aquarium One can better suppress the inclination to put together two different variants because of the variation because off the possible interbreeding This indefinable hybrids nobody is waiting for, not the serious aquarist and neither aat all science.