08-25-2009, 03:54 PM
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CRS are sensitive shrimps and more expensive, so make sure you look into them really well before buying. Keeping crystal reds, doesn't mean they will breed.
That said you can make money from a fish tank, making a profit is much more difficult, but can be done. I've gotten to the point when my tanks pretty much pay for themselves and for the occasional new fish. I have cherry shrimp, but honestly they are pretty worthless where I am located. We have a large aquarium group, lots of people have cherry shrimp to sell for a cheap $1 each max. Stores will only give .25 cents for them then turn around and try to sell them for $5+ each. I mainly sell endlers, when the store will accept them from me(like once every couple months) $1.25 each and only for in store credit. I make the most money from selling aquatic plants on ebay usually in packages one action a week. Basically sell all the extra plants my tanks produce every week. Lowest I've gotten is $2.50 and highest is $20.00 (selling the exact same thing). Average is $10-12 a week profit, and a additional $7.80 to cover shipping. For most it probably wouldn't be worth it, but as a college student working a part time minimum wage job it really helps. Also I can only sell plants when the Wisconsin climate allows it, in the winter I have to throw them.