Sciaenochromis fryeri from Lake Malawi

Sciaenochromis fryeri

Sciaenochromis fryeri. Photo by Robert De Leon

Commonly known as the electric blue hap, Sciaenochromis fryeri is a favorite Lake Malawi Haplochromine. Its bright blue color and predatory appearance can make it the highlight of any aquarium. Make no mistake, this cichlid is a carnivore and will eat any fish that it can fit into its mouth. Tankmates should include other fish that share the same dietary requirements. S. fryeri should not eat foods high in plant matter. Not particularly aggressive, but other males and similarly colored fish can be targets. Large tanks are a must as males can get to about 8″ and they like to cruise the tank.

To learn more about Sciaenochromis fryeri, read the species article by Marc Elieson and Brett Harrington. Discussion on S. fryeri can be done in the Lake Malawi Species forum.

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