Just a few of these guys arrived today from Tanzania. I was fortunate enough to pick up an incredible looking pair. I mean, so healthy looking that it was hard to imagine they could be imports. No sign of dehydration, not just good body weight but actually chunky, not a scar or nick on them. Is it just me or has anyone else noticed the quality of the imports who have come in lately are vastly better than the normal shaky, rough looking chams? First the T. j willingensis a while ago, then the K. boehmei, then the K. multis, and now the werneri... most of these have looked so good they could pass as CBBs. Is this a good sign for the import market? Is it possible because these animals are fetching a higher price they're being treated better throughout the chain of custody? I'd like to hear people's thoughts on this, especially anyone in the business.
Anyway, the female is very beefy and is probably gravid. I know the challenges with rearing this species' neonates but I would love to be able to raise some to adulthood and perhaps help keep this awesome species in the trade. I would very much appreciate any pointers from those who have succeeded in breeding or raising them.
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