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Old 05-14-2011, 07:20 PM   #11
 
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I've been wanting to get more in depth of breeding... if you really know what you're doing you could make a killing...
I've bred some fish and found that if your not connected or you dont have your own established business your gonna get nickel and dimed on the price. I sold some for basically half of their retail price and once was offered 15 cents per fish which they would turn around and sell for $3 - $4 .
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Old 05-15-2011, 04:18 AM   #12
 
show fish or a pure bred such as an endler. depending on quality for example a SSS rank CRS could cost alot just for the strand of an SSS.
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Old 05-15-2011, 04:51 AM   #13
 
Lets not even go to the Japanese koi. They get insane with those. There are fish shows around here, they are fun. I always take way too many pictures. It is all in the breeding. You can get a run of the mill or pure strain guppy for $3 or less around here easy. Yet, there are a number of show quality strains in the local club and at auction a trio can run $20 or more easy.

What you are breeding and quality is key... it needs to have demand and you need a way ideally to sell it straight to someone else, don't deal with store credit if you don't have to. Shops around here give you 1/3 of retail price when you sell fish, which is fine IF you are trying to get rid of them. If your goal is to actually sell them then its the wrong approach... This is a hobby for me nothing more, but I can easily sell $100 or more in excess plants online in a summer. Auctions are hit and miss. I buy and sell so break even in costs usually. I just got $71 in the mail from the last auction, so I made like a whole $5 over what I spent there. Thats not the point really though, new stuff is WAY cooler then the stuff I got rid of. BTW its way easier to sell plants then fish IMO...
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Old 05-15-2011, 05:04 AM   #14
 
guppy strains are easy to find but pure bred ENDLERs are difficult. some range anywhere from 200-2000 each fish, depending on which strain is it. usually a P1 strain will be high. as for strains such as leopard, cobras and stuff like that. those are hybrid strains which are easy to find. but endlers are different from hybrid/wilds.

sad to say, but my friend sells his pond caught gold fish for $10 each -.- im amazed how many he sold. as for me goldfish/koi's are not for me... i like small fish.
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:14 AM   #15
 
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I guess I am just easier to please then others. I can't imagine spending that much for a fish. I am perfectly happy with my fish that range from $5.99-$25.99 in price. I felt I was treating myself with the $25.99 fish and actually, I didn't pay for him, I traded a bunch of guppy fry. :) Maybe I am cheap??
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Old 05-15-2011, 01:29 PM   #16
 
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guppy strains are easy to find but pure bred ENDLERs are difficult. some range anywhere from 200-2000 each fish, depending on which strain is it. usually a P1 strain will be high. as for strains such as leopard, cobras and stuff like that. those are hybrid strains which are easy to find. but endlers are different from hybrid/wilds.

sad to say, but my friend sells his pond caught gold fish for $10 each -.- im amazed how many he sold. as for me goldfish/koi's are not for me... i like small fish.
I've never seen anywhere near that price for endlers. Depends on your location though and sources I guess. Swampriveraquatics.com has just about everything to do with endlers. I got my black bar endlers locally and they are suppose to be a pure strain. I got them for $1 each and have given away, sold, and culled hundreds of them in my efforts to get rid of them now. You can get a run of the mill 'unknown' endler from a shop for like $4. The show guppies like full reds and Moscows always sell for more at auctions. Think the only livebearer that sold similarly this time was Xiphophorus Alvarezi.

I like small fish as well, but also fish that get REALLY big which I have no room for... I'm not a big livebearer fan especially with guppies and endlers, I like the species that look more natural.

Some fish always seem to maintain demand, like BN plecos.
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Old 05-17-2011, 02:58 AM   #17
 
the point here is "suppose" cant tell unless you have recieved them from awarded endlers. ive research guppies and endlers are too mixed in this world that there almost is no pure bred. yours are most likely line bred.
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:11 PM   #18
 
Dunno, with one of the larger aquarium societies local I know someone is keeping 'pure' endlers. If mine are pure or not I couldn't care since I am trying to get rid of the silly things. I would like to see ANY endler that has gone for $200 let alone 2K.

Most offered for a fish that I know of was a platinum arowana for like 400K, offer was refused. lol!
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:30 PM   #19
 
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Dunno, with one of the larger aquarium societies local I know someone is keeping 'pure' endlers. If mine are pure or not I couldn't care since I am trying to get rid of the silly things. I would like to see ANY endler that has gone for $200 let alone 2K.

Most offered for a fish that I know of was a platinum arowana for like 400K, offer was refused. lol!
Thats even more Ridiculous!!
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Old 05-20-2011, 02:31 PM   #20
 
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No comparison... Fish is a great pet to keep, but, is no dog.

Atleast my dog will guard my house lol Whats the 300 dollar fish gonna do? Hop out his tank and fish tackle the theif? lol
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OMG I have 2/3 of my cats are attac cats well maby more like 1 can do damege but is scared of most things and one is very sciol but when u bug her she eats your face and one is 17 so no help but he did make a black lab run home crying with a blody gash when he was 17!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:shoc k:
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