I know its been a while since this thread was active, but I found this today just surfing around. They not only found some in the wild, but also in hobbyist hands in tiny numbers. Another forum I am on, also has heard rumblings that they have attempted a couple breeding try's, but have not heard how they turned out.
The fish are being bred in large earthen ponds in Madagascar with great success. I believe some fry made it to the Toronto zoo last year. Hopefully more will come to nearby zoos so people can get to see them first hand
Seven months ago things looked pretty bleak for the Mangarahara cichlid (Ptychochromis insolitus). The only habitat for this rare Madagascar fish species had been destroyed and the cichlid was down to its last three known individuals, all of which were males.
The story of this species has become a huge success for the Zoological Society of London as the fish are being bred there and in acá anda and now in several zoos in Europe. Some specimens are tentatively being shipped to the US to further spread the species and guarantee long term survival.