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Jman26 09-22-2008 08:09 PM

Selling fish
 
Some of my platies recently have had a lot of babies. I was wondering if chain pet stores such as: Petsmart, Big Als, or Pet Cetera will buy my platies, once they are, or just about full grown. If not, would a privatly owned store buy them. How much would I get for each? Thanks

AquaParadise2012 09-23-2008 12:21 AM

Yeah your local fish store should buy them for maybe like 10 cents each unless you raise them and than it may be more.

Rikesh 09-23-2008 06:51 AM

maybe you could sell it to other people directly instead of the LFS.
Sell it less than the LFS price. I've got more customers than fish now. hehe...

iamntbatman 09-23-2008 01:50 PM

Honestly, I doubt you'd get much at all, if anything, for livebearers by selling them to a store. Most stores will likely take them off of your hands for you but won't give you anything for them. You might have more luck selling them on craigslist or even a big lot of them on aquabid. Don't expect to be rolling in cash from livebearers, though.

Jman26 09-23-2008 04:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AquaParadise2012
Yeah your local fish store should buy them for maybe like 10 cents each unless you raise them and than it may be more.

What do you mean by raising them?

okiemavis 09-23-2008 08:38 PM

My store wouldn't give you a penny for them. It's too much of a risk to take in fish that may make an entire tank sick for it to be worth any money. Your best bet it to sell/give them away on craigslist or bring them to your local aquarium society auction.

Rikesh 09-23-2008 11:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rikesh
maybe you could sell it to other people directly instead of the LFS.
Sell it less than the LFS price. I've got more customers than fish now. hehe...

I forgot to mention that they don't pay much for my platies. I sell goldfish to get more $$$

dward 09-30-2008 01:27 AM

Selling Fish
 
I was recently told that there is now a law that if a pet store is incorporated in can not purchase fish from an individual breeder. I was told this by three different stores. I am in Ohio so it may be different elsewhere.


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