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Old 12-07-2013, 02:26 PM
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I was selling this Kigoma male on behalf of a friend and it has come under some fire about its quality. I have been through a fair few sites, explanations/descriptions of body shape and pictures that all look extremely similar. This kigoma is about 30 - 33cms and is over 8 years old.

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Old 12-07-2013, 03:28 PM
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Honest opinion, just based on one photo-- wouldn't mind seeing more pictures, different angles or different moods-- but based on that photo, while I've seen some nicer, I don't see quality issues. Nice finnage with nice yellow in the dorsal and caudal fins. Nice, solid bars. I've seen them with more blue. Size not a record breaker but 33 cm definitely a good size. If it was me buying it I'd figure it to be a nice fish that would look even better after I got it home with good food, darker background, less bright lighting.

Only thing is that photo makes it's mid-section look a little odd, like thin or depressed. Is that just lighting or angle or is he a little thin?
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Honest opinion, just based on one photo-- wouldn't mind seeing more pictures, different angles or different moods-- but based on that photo, while I've seen some nicer, I don't see quality issues. Nice finnage with nice yellow in the dorsal and caudal fins. Nice, solid bars. I've seen them with more blue. Size not a record breaker but 33 cm definitely a good size. If it was me buying it I'd figure it to be a nice fish that would look even better after I got it home with good food, darker background, less bright lighting.

Only thing is that photo makes it's mid-section look a little odd, like thin or depressed. Is that just lighting or angle or is he a little thin?
He is a little skinny in the stomach at the moment as they have done some tank swapping so feeding has been lightened.

This fish is also about 10 years old.
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