Demasoni cichlid

  1. Bmur05 Member Member

    I'm just curious, are demasoni cichlids really as rare as I have been reading they are?

    My local petsmart has some for $9 which is super cheap compared to what I've heard they are worth and what they are sold for online.

    Thanks for any thoughts on it. Just seemed cool that they have some. Wish I had a big enough tank, they look like a nice fish to keep.
  2. jhigg008 Well Known Member Member

    I see demasoni pretty regularly. Sadly, I saw some crammed into a tiny square of a tank at Walmart just the other day.
  3. Bmur05 Member Member

    That is sad. I try to avoid looking in the tanks at our Walmart for that reason.

    I just saw some of these cichlids for sale online for 29.99 and thought that was crazy since petsmart has them for $9.

    They are good looking fish!
  4. jhigg008 Well Known Member Member

    Yes they are! It might depend on how big they are, or maybe shipping. Either way they are nice looking fish for sure!
  5. chromedome52 Fishlore VIP Member

    The concern would be whether or not the Pestmart fish are pure. However, the species is not that rare in the hobby. They are very much at risk in the wild, however.
  6. Bmur05 Member Member

    Yeah that's what I was reading. All more reason to want to try breeding them and helping share the species in the hobby without impacting the wild.