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Old 01-26-2012, 07:34 PM   #1
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Best fish to breed to get most money back using 5,10, and 20 gallon.

I know using these tanks is hard to make a profit, but what type of fish will make the most money back using the 3 tanks that I have? I'm not looking for a great profit as I hope the fish is able to get ahold of and isn't greatly difficult to care for.
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:04 AM   #2
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Mollies! Platies! For a 10gallon. Dont know how much they wil make you but they are the easiest to breed and mollies ik are very strong.
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First thing i to figure out your market. Who are you selling to? Local? Shipping? Next thing is to figure out what there is a demand for. Then figure out whether you can make it work with your tank setup.
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Mollies! Platies! For a 10gallon. Dont know how much they wil make you but they are the easiest to breed and mollies ik are very strong.
I got $10 for a batch of 25 mollies at a LFS... Thats .40/fish.... It cost more than $10 to feed them the 3 mths it took to get them to 1.5"... Not stopping me but I realize I won't be making any money...
And the complication came when I needed a ratio of 1m:2/3f... 3 mollies will be overcrowded and pollute a 10g very quickly... I know because in the beginning before I found this site I did it... Had all sorts of things out of whack..
You could do 3 in a 20g...
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:24 AM   #5
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Some ideas would be some type of endlers or lampeye killies in the 5, a nice strain of guppies, or another type of small killifish, or dwarf crayfish, in the 10, and in the 20 a pair of apistos or some smallish rainbows like threadfins.
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:46 AM   #6
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You honestly really will not get that great of a profit from selling fish unless you do it on a large scale or unless you have more expensive fish. I keep endlers and while they do reproduce like madness, it takes months until they're of size so that I can ship them.

Apistogrammas are a good bet, but if you find a good price on them let me know, I've been trying to find apistogrammas myself haha.
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:09 AM   #7
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Here in Calgary Pisces pet emporium carries cockatoo cichlid and some fish I've never seen before. Idk the price on them though. And riverfront aquatics or riverfront aquariums ( can't remember what it's called) have very good deals. I got a pair of kribs for $8 and the fish were great, but they only have 3 day garuntee/warranty.
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:14 AM   #8
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First thing i to figure out your market. Who are you selling to? Local? Shipping? Next thing is to figure out what there is a demand for. Then figure out whether you can make it work with your tank setup.
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Are you willing to ship? Your options are endless.

Are you just willing to sell locally? Your options are limited.
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Yes I'm willing to ship.
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:23 AM   #10
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Then go onto AquaBid to explore and see what fish are getting what price.

Have you ever spawned fish before? You'll need more equipment to do so, so there is a monetary investment you'll have to make up front.
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Ok. And yes I have spawned before. I've bred guppies, endlers, my eggs died in my Betta spawn, an I've bred kribensis.
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Kribs pretty much spawn themselves..... LOL. When I had mine, I didn't even have to remove the fry from the main tank. Those guys are bullet proof.
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Haha yeah. I had a few problems with my kribs. So should I go with the Bolivians to make sure or get som Germans and see if I can get lucky.
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Here in Calgary Pisces pet emporium carries cockatoo cichlid and some fish I've never seen before. Idk the price on them though. And riverfront aquatics or riverfront aquariums ( can't remember what it's called) have very good deals. I got a pair of kribs for $8 and the fish were great, but they only have 3 day garuntee/warranty.
Have you ever gone to "Big Al's" in Calgary it's a nice store I live in Calgary too and go to Pisces & river front as well they are very nice stores
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Yes I've also gone to Big Al's. I'm surprised how good quality and a variety of fish they have here. I guess I'm used to seeing low quality fish in petland and pet smart.
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I find river front has the best deals as I got my pair of kribs from them for $8. They have 2 for 1 (bogo) every 2nd Saturday of the month.
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If you're prepared to break the bank for a pair of zebra plecos you can make quite a steady income on them if they do breed.
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