cockatoo cichlids at petsmart

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by raptorsvt79, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. raptorsvt79

    raptorsvt79Well Known MemberMember

    They are selling cockatoo cichlids at my local petsmart at 12.99 each, but i dont see any real color on there fins...they r not that big...but the fins are greyish in color...could they be females maybe?...i want cockatoo's...but not sure if these are worth it...what do you guys think?
  2. Dino

    DinoFishlore VIPMember

    Could be young fish.
  3. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    The lack of color could either be poor breeding or stress. I have bought rainbowfish from Petsmart that were quite pale. Once they acclimated to my tank, they have become quite colorful.

    If you trust your Petsmart to buy quality fish, I say go for it. If not, buying from a fellow hobbyist may be a better option for you.
  4. allaboutfish

    allaboutfishWell Known MemberMember

    over priced really.
  5. Lexi03Well Known MemberMember

    I wouldn't say so I bought mine from a fellow fishlore member, I payed $30.00 for a pair, my LFS sells them for 14.99 apiece and I see them on aquabid all the time for 12.99.
  6. gourami88

    gourami88Valued MemberMember

    The price really isn't bad, but I would almost just buy from a reliable hobbyist here or on aquabid as opposed to Petsmart. But as was said earlier, depends on your Petsmart. If you trust the quality of their fish then go for it, otherwise i'd pass.
  7. OP

    raptorsvt79Well Known MemberMember

    When i bought some a long time ago...the fins were at least red and they were also im not sure

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