Demasoni cichlid

Discussion in 'African Cichlids' started by Bmur05, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. Bmur05

    Bmur05Valued MemberMember

    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

    jhigg008Well Known MemberMember

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

    Bmur05Valued MemberMember

    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

    jhigg008Well Known MemberMember

    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

    chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    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. OP

    Bmur05Valued MemberMember

    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.

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