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The members of this forum have come together to share our knowledge and experiences of fish keeping. We want to answer your questions, offer advice and fill the galleries with pictures of the fish we have all grown to love.

We are a unique community of Fish Keepers who seriously take our hobby to extremes and the NEXT level. The majority of our fish collections include RARE & EXOTIC Species of all sizes, BIG FISH with BIG APPETITES and BIG TANKS. It's not easy for most people or other "regular" fish keepers to understand why we maintain this type of collection and spare no expense on this fascinating hobby.

Hopefully, through this site and discussion forums we can encourage the next generation of Monster Fish Keepers to have the same passion and love we have for the hobby and our Monster Fish .

As one of the founding members, I personally invite you to register and join us today. Currently you are viewing this site as our guest which only gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and photo galleries.

Registration is FREE and very easy! When you register, you'll have instant access to....

  • • Post and participate in discussions about your passion for fish keeping
  • • Have your own Photo Gallery and the ability to upload your images
  • • View and comment on the gallery
  • • Participate in MFK contests, promotions, and discounts
  • • Use of private messaging to communicate with other community members


  • We're constantly striving to improve our community to help make your Monster Fish Keeping hobby fulfilling and interesting. Comments are welcome.


    WE ARE MONSTER FISH KEEPERS!

    -MFK STAFF



    1. CichlidKeeper01

      CichlidKeeper01 Jack Dempsey

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      Can anyone ID this guy? Got it as a S.freyeri off LA. At first I thought it was a felmale but after checking body shape of juvenile freyeri it doesn't look like it. I can see a little blue coming through, but still doesn't look like a freyeri. Sorry for the crappy pictures, thst were taken during feeding and the thing doesnt stop moving.

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    2. james99

      james99 MFK Moderators
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      How big is it? If it's on the larger side, give it time to settle and it should get some color of its a male. It looks over fed or bloated to me.
       
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    3. CichlidKeeper01

      CichlidKeeper01 Jack Dempsey

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      Its about 4 inches. I was noticing the bloat as well, need to cut back on feeding. I tend to overfeed.
       
    4. CichlidKeeper01

      CichlidKeeper01 Jack Dempsey

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      Do you think this is a freyeri?
       
    5. james99

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      Hard to tell. If it is I would think at 4" it would have a good bit of color.
       
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      A few months ago I bought a 1" fish that looks very similar to yours, sold as a Freyeri. Fellow MFK's guessed the fish to be sometype of Freyeri / Aulonocara hybrid. He's now a little over 2" and beginning to color up. The noted hybrid is positioned at the top of the pic. My true Freyeri is pictured bottom left. Both are nice looking fish, but are different species. 20190111_145758.jpg
       
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    7. CichlidKeeper01

      CichlidKeeper01 Jack Dempsey

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      Ok, cool. He has color coming through, but it is hard to tell from the crappy pictures.
       
    8. CichlidKeeper01

      CichlidKeeper01 Jack Dempsey

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      Definetly looks similar, do you remeber what color the fish was when you originally got it?
       
    9. Stephen St.Clair

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      Initially he only had hints of blue on his face. The body was mostly light brown, but his dorsal fin had a strong white edging.
       
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    10. RD.

      RD. Crazy Canuck

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      It does not look like a pure Sciaenochromis fryeri to me.

      And to echo what James said, it appears to be grossly overfed.
       
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