Profitable Aquariums - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 14 Old 02-25-2007, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
hamdogg08's Avatar
 
Profitable Aquariums

Is there any way to make money for aquariums...USING aquariums? I'd be interested in something freshwater. I should be in it for the love of the game, but love alone doesn't feed my aquarium habbit.
hamdogg08 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 Old 02-25-2007, 05:38 PM
New Member
 
Re: Profitable Aquariums

Quote:
Originally Posted by hamdogg08
Is there any way to make money for aquariums...USING aquariums? I'd be interested in something freshwater. I should be in it for the love of the game, but love alone doesn't feed my aquarium habbit.
You could try breeding something, like convicts.

Everyone loves the chocolate.

-Love them Loaches-
Zephyr is offline  
post #3 of 14 Old 02-25-2007, 05:43 PM
Rue
Member
 
Rue's Avatar
 
...I've seen pet stores sell convicts for .49 cents...and since they do at least 100% mark-up that means you'd be selling them for .25 each...

...if you're lucky...

Fishkeeping wish: That every betta sold finds himself at least a 5g tank...

Wanting better for bettas...
Rue is offline  
post #4 of 14 Old 02-25-2007, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
hamdogg08's Avatar
 
Can you earn much for convicts? I pretty much accidentally bread a bunch of them about two years ago. If I could get a little money from them, that'd be totally awesome!
hamdogg08 is offline  
post #5 of 14 Old 02-25-2007, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
hamdogg08's Avatar
 
Heck, with about 15 fry, I could make like...3.00! What about discus or angels. Are they easy to breed?
hamdogg08 is offline  
post #6 of 14 Old 02-25-2007, 05:48 PM
New Member
 
Or you could try other fish.
I mean, getting a few dozen spawns a year from convicts and selling the babies so low would add up to if you were to breed something like a lungfish with half the babies dying and eventually selling them for $60 a peice.

As for QUICK breeeder fish, I'd suggest variatus platies, convicts, guppies, zebra danios, and white clouds.

If you've got a spare larger aquarium, try for the upgraded tiger barb or black skirt tetra.

Everyone loves the chocolate.

-Love them Loaches-
Zephyr is offline  
post #7 of 14 Old 02-25-2007, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
hamdogg08's Avatar
 
Well, I have a 29 and a 75 gallon. Would I be able to have 2-3 breeding pairs in the 75? If not, I guess I could still use the 29...That's worked before with convicts.
hamdogg08 is offline  
post #8 of 14 Old 02-25-2007, 05:57 PM
find the easiest to breed expensive fish near you. Rams can breed if the water is at its best parameters and can go for a bit of cash, my lfs sells bolivian rams at about 11.99 each, the babies should be able to sell there for 3-7 dollars, with 15 fry, you can make 45-105 dollars
musho3210 is offline  
post #9 of 14 Old 02-25-2007, 05:59 PM
New Member
 
Or you could aim for a giant white cloud fish orgy school breeding swarm thing.

Everyone loves the chocolate.

-Love them Loaches-
Zephyr is offline  
post #10 of 14 Old 02-25-2007, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
hamdogg08's Avatar
 
Are discus fish easy to breed? I noticed that they run about fifty dollars each. I wouldn't mind selling them for 10-15 bucks each.
hamdogg08 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New here but not to Aquariums ecl08 Introduce Yourself 4 03-31-2010 02:15 PM
Top Fin aquariums? Herky Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 2 08-03-2009 07:57 AM
New To Aquariums Mackenzie86 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 8 05-27-2009 03:25 AM
new to aquariums aaronfisher Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 15 03-10-2009 12:10 PM
Air in aquariums Unrulyevil Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 14 09-02-2007 01:25 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome