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hamdogg08 02-25-2007 06:34 PM

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.

Zephyr 02-25-2007 06:38 PM

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.

Rue 02-25-2007 06:43 PM

...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...

hamdogg08 02-25-2007 06:43 PM

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 02-25-2007 06:45 PM

Heck, with about 15 fry, I could make like...3.00! What about discus or angels. Are they easy to breed?

Zephyr 02-25-2007 06:48 PM

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.

hamdogg08 02-25-2007 06:55 PM

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.

musho3210 02-25-2007 06:57 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

Zephyr 02-25-2007 06:59 PM

Or you could aim for a giant white cloud fish orgy school breeding swarm thing. :sick:

hamdogg08 02-25-2007 08:48 PM

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.


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