F&S Hatcheries is a small, Christian based, family owned hatchery based in Poplarville, MS. Our hatchery is comprised of 82 tanks with a capacity of 3,000 gallons, used to breed 15 different types of Cichlids. The majority of the cichlids are from the African Great Lakes; however, we are currently expanding to include Central and South American Cichlids as well.
I started as a fish hobbyist when I was 12 years of age with a 10 gallon tank, a box filter and a 2″ Tiger Oscar. The Oscar quickly outgrew this tank, so for my 13th birthday I was given a 55 gallon aquarium that allowed my Tiger Oscar to grow to 12″ in size. This tank required a lot of care for a fish of this size. Although, I now oversee the care and maintenance of over 82 tanks – I give the same quality and quantity of attention to each tank as I did to the 55 gallon tank many years ago.
The health and quality of each fish is far more important to us than the amount of sales each year. We are confident that you will be satisfied with the health, body shape and color of any purchase made through F&S Hatcheries.
In the past when purchasing juvenile fish over the internet we were surprised to find that several months later we had not received what we had ordered…Here at F& S Hatcheries, we assure you that what you order you will receive in a timely manner.
The water at F&S Hatcheries is received from a privately owned well, with no added chemicals. Our PH is acidic and is raised with crushed coral for a natural and stable pH value of 7.8.
At the age of 51, I put more care into all of my fish than ever before and am blessed to have the opportunity to pass on my 39 years of knowledge to my son and two small grandsons.
We look forward to working with you in the near future.
Thank you for your consideration and God Bless.
Founder F&S Hatcheries