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View Poll Results: Why would you ever keep Burundis
The big Hump 52 36.36%
Cheaper 18 12.59%
Easier to avail 6 4.20%
For variety 12 8.39%
They look equally good 23 16.08%
Prefer to keep cyphotilapia 17 11.89%
Rather keep other Tanganyikans 15 10.49%
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:27 AM
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Default Burundis, would you keep them ?

What do you find nice in Burundis.
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:31 AM
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The big hump on there head is really cool, if I could get em wc I would definitely try em!
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I dont know, it could be a misconception on my part. But, based on my limited experience in keeping a variety of cyphotilapias, I find Burundis, specially the tank raised ones, much more hardy & robust than the Gibberosas, much less susceptible to Bloat. Infact, I never used to feed my Burundis sinking pellets and they never contacted bloat. IMO, Gibberosas, are very fragile and need lot of care.
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In some places (like NY) that is all you can get unless you can find a breeder who will ship.
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Old 08-29-2012, 05:04 PM
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I like the fact that they look different from the zaires but selling fry over here would be real hard.
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They're beautiful fish. The hump sets them apart. And they are resilient and very prolific breeders. People frown on them simply because they don't have the same color tone and physical appearance as some of the other variants. Personally, I loved my Burundi colony, but I do like my Pims alot more.
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Not really a poll option that fits for me.

The overgrown hump of an older C. frontosa doesn't actually appeal to me; I actually prefer the smaller C. gibberosa hump. I did have a spawning group of Burundi a few years ago, only because I bought them as fry which were sold to me as mpimbwe-- in other words I was ripped off, but I kept them anyway for several years.

I would consider owning C. frontosa again, but not those labeled as Burundi. Those I'd consider would be Bulu Point or Halembe-- quality Kigoma can be quite nice also, but I've had them before and personally prefer gibberosa.
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I wuz in 2 minds when putting up this post.

For some, Gibberosas are beyond their reach simply because of their unavailability. For some who have say 2 tanks of Zaire & Tanz Gibbs - it is whether that person might consider another tank with Burundis/C.Frontosas if they were to setup another one. Yes, the thread itself has not been framed exactly to my liking. Speaking about myself, I would rather keep cyphos 1st, any cyphos, than any other variety of fish. Oh yeah, if I had unlimited means ($$$ & availability), I would have kept just Gibberosas but only 2-3 tanks at most. Maybe installed a auto WC system in them too. If only wishes had wings !!!!
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