Home Videos Affiliates Sponsors Chat TOS
Go Back   Cyphos.com > Cyphotilapia Forums > Cyphotilapia Talk
Forums Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Cyphotilapia Talk General Discussion of Cyphotilapia frontosa & gibberosa.


View Poll Results: Kapampa vs Moba vs Kitumba
Kapampa 28 32.18%
Moba 41 47.13%
Kitumba 18 20.69%
Voters: 87. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 12-22-2014, 12:29 AM
neutrinoman's Avatar
neutrinoman
Status: Offline
Administrator
 
::Profile::
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Mid-Atlantic, US
Posts: 7,008
Images: 13
Thanks: 19
Thanked 473 Times in 430 Posts
Default

It was threads like this that made me go back and forth before I got my kaps over 8 years ago (I was a lurker here for a good while before I registered). It was only when I talked to the importer himself back then that I decided on kapampa. At this point I'm glad I got them, though some really purple kitumba would have made me just as happy. Either way, but after keeping Burundi or Kigoma for years, for me getting any Zaire was great at the time. Nothing against them, I enjoyed the C. frontosa when I had them... it was enjoying the frontosa that convinced me to spend the $ for Zaire gibberosa.

If I was in the market to buy right now I'd look for Mikula and/or Kalolo, but that's just me.
__________________
My fishroom, my rules...
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 12-22-2014, 06:56 AM
marvin619
Status: Offline
Junior Member
 
::Profile::
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 15
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I am currently keeping all 3 (Moba,kapampa,kitumba) and all 3 variants have beautiful deep coloration of their own (Moba- deep purple'ish with deep blues, Kaps- super deep blue, and Kits- super deep purple) but if the gibbs are out of the water, Moba's has insane coloration that looks awesome imo! I also have blue mpimbwe's but nothing close to coloration to mobas,kaps,and kits..
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 12-22-2014, 09:57 AM
Razzo's Avatar
Razzo
Status: Offline
Elite Member
 
::Profile::
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Southwest Florida
Keeping: None
Age: 51
Posts: 5,124
Images: 8
Thanks: 722
Thanked 567 Times in 513 Posts
Default

Let me just say, although I do have preferences, at the end of the day, I would be happy with any Zaire.
__________________
Former Emperor of all things Mikula
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 12-22-2014, 01:53 PM
chopsteeks
Status: Offline
Member
 
::Profile::
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 74
Images: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 11 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Razzo View Post
Let me just say, although I do have preferences, at the end of the day, I would be happy with any Zaire.
+1....well stated.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 12-27-2014, 11:24 PM
lfl436
Status: Offline
Junior Member
 
::Profile::
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Prescott, AZ
Keeping: Moba, Kitumba
Posts: 18
Images: 4
Thanks: 2
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

I have both Moba and Kitumba... and what I like about them both is there is more contrast in the body bands/fin colorations which, for me, make them more striking. Having a more monochromatic coloration seems less interesting no matter how deep/intense it is.
So of the two I have.... the colors in the Kitumbas is so striking.. almost jewel like shades of purples/violets/blues make them my favs... but the Mobas are a very close second!!
Just my 2 cents and when all is said and done... all the Zaires are beautiful
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to lfl436 For This Useful Post:
Handyjoe (12-30-2014)
  #26  
Old 12-29-2014, 10:40 AM
Razzo's Avatar
Razzo
Status: Offline
Elite Member
 
::Profile::
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Southwest Florida
Keeping: None
Age: 51
Posts: 5,124
Images: 8
Thanks: 722
Thanked 567 Times in 513 Posts
Default

It'd be interesting to know which, of the three mentioned, has sold the most. Kaps got all the early orders as they were the first; however, it seemed like everyone and their mother was buying Moba for a good stretch. I'd be willing to bet that Moba had the most sales.

Greg, not sure if you are paying attention to this thread, if you are, any ideas on the all time best seller of these three?

Thanks,
Russ
__________________
Former Emperor of all things Mikula
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 01-02-2015, 01:39 PM
rich_one
Status: Offline
Junior Member
 
::Profile::
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 32
Thanks: 11
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Have to admit I'm surprised Kits only got 12 votes! But agree that all Zaire's are nice! Interesting poll!

-Rich
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 01-21-2015, 01:34 AM
Handyjoe
Status: Offline
Member
 
::Profile::
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: San Diego, CA
Keeping: Moba & Few other Tangs
Posts: 475
Images: 24
Thanks: 66
Thanked 113 Times in 110 Posts
Default

Comes May, this poll will be 10 years old. Hopefully Ben will get some good polling results by then
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Handyjoe For This Useful Post:
Razzo (09-18-2015)
  #29  
Old 09-18-2015, 11:13 AM
Razzo's Avatar
Razzo
Status: Offline
Elite Member
 
::Profile::
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Southwest Florida
Keeping: None
Age: 51
Posts: 5,124
Images: 8
Thanks: 722
Thanked 567 Times in 513 Posts
Default

Of course the poll is dated as it only has the former "Big 3" and doesn't have any newer flavors but it is still interesting just the same. At the time of this reply: Kapampa (and I might add, the original Thorsten Reuters Kaps when this poll was designed) is in the lead at 27, Moba 2nd at 26 and Kitumba a distant 3rd at 13.

My first reaction was surprise that Moba didn't walk away with this as Moba was the rage for such a long time but after thinking about it, the nostalgia of Kapampa being the original Zaire and their killer contrast makes sense. When I voted on this, I had a group of Original TR Kaps so I am pretty sure I know how I voted back then.

If this pole was revised today, "if these three were all we knew about today, which would be your favorite...." I might be tempted to switch my vote from Kapampa to Kitumba??? Anyone want to have fun and create this new pole? You'd have to clarify the original Kaps though.

Interesting stuff
__________________
Former Emperor of all things Mikula
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 09-18-2015, 03:47 PM
jRogo
Status: Offline
Member
 
::Profile::
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Buffalo, NY
Age: 47
Posts: 319
Images: 5
Thanks: 2
Thanked 18 Times in 17 Posts
Default

I'd have to agree my 1st group of kaps I got 12 years a go are my favorite and I kick myself for selling them. I would probably keep my vote with kapampa.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Cyphos.com > Cyphotilapia Forums > Cyphotilapia Talk


Bookmarks

Tags
kapampa, kitumba, moba

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.