Predatory fish for 55 gallon tank

guppy tank 150x150 Breeding fish for Profit.You’ve read articles on breeding fish on the internet before. They all say you won’t make a profit from breeding fish. It’s simply untrue. If you’re smart about resource management and breed a fish that sells, you will turn a profit. Chances are unless you’ve worked for an aquarium shop, you have no idea what sells and makes money. I intend to shed some light on the art of being a professional breeder.

First of all, there is a difference between a professional breeder and someone doing it for fun. The professional is intentionally setting up tanks to produce fish for resale. The average hobbyist that spawns a fish in a tank for fun will on average not turn a profit.

The hardest part of breeding for profit is analyzing your market. What are people in your area interested in? Once you have established that, decide what has the biggest demand. This is almost impossible to find out without doing market research. Go to some of your local fish stores on fish delivery day. Observe for a couple months what they keep ordering. You’ll notice for every high dollar discus they order, they order 50 guppies. Think like the consumer and you can sell to the consumer.

What do people want for their fish tank? The most common statements I hear are.

  1. I want something cheap.
  2. I want something colorful.
  3. I want something that isn’t going to die.
  4. I need an algae or “allergy eater”.
  5. I need someone to clean my tank.

These are the most common statements from customers that walk into a fish store. For every customer that wants that crazy rare fish that he’s been looking for 3 years for, there are 20 customers that don’t want to understand fish at all. They are simply there to find the answer to one of those 5 statements I listed.

The first thing I always recommend breeders start with is guppies. Wholesale prices on guppies range. Anywhere from .40 cents to $1.50 depending on the variety. The reason guppies are such a good choice, is because the setup required to start turning a profit is very limited.


Impact of spear fishing on the abundance of large predatory coral reef fishes
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2008-09-23 06:43:39 by oikos

The article does not mention that the sea lamprey is not a native fish and that salmon were existing quite nicely without them, seals and sea lions notwithstanding. Further the article glosses over the fact that the adult sea lamprey is parasitic/predatory (the definition breaks down with them) on the adult salmon, negating the supposed benefit of providing alternate prey for the pinnipeds. There are, however, non-parasitic lampreys that would provide the benefits without the drawbacks.


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