I breed peacock cichlids among other fish, lol. I currently have german reds, blue regals, and lemon jakes. They're still strong in the hobby. But finding extremely good quality ones are harder to find. This is due to them being easier to breed, so low quality ones are being pumped into the hobby. But someone who takes their time to line breed, cull properly, and raise properly has much higher quality africans for sale. And usually way cheaper than store. I.E... My friend manages a local pet store. Fantastic store, and as a hardened hobbyist, i mean great livestock and supplies. Best ive found in the two state area. But there asstd peacocks are 50$ a piece. And there mid grade at best. But they paid 16$ a fish. Sometimes stores get some awsome stuff too. Not crackin on the lfs
's. But mark up is a real thing. So i do it for a love of fish and line breed for amazing qualities, and i sell them for no where near 50$ unless there 5+" and A grade select. So nahhhh there not dying out. Heres a few pics of my blue regals, and german reds.
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