What Should I Breed

Discussion in 'Breeding Fish' started by phantom, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. phantomValued MemberMember

    I'm relatively new to fish keeping and the forum I was wondering if anyone could give me tips on what to breed and a little info. I have a ton of 20g's, but would like fish that breed fast, sell good, easy to care for I would like a lot of options so write your ideas down below, thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. DutchAquariumWell Known MemberMember

    Go with a high quality guppy like some of the moscows out there. they are easy to keep, breed fast, and usually you won't be turned away for selling them.

  3. phantomValued MemberMember

    I know Moscow's can be a little expensive do you think its worth the investment?
  4. DutchAquariumWell Known MemberMember

    Guppies can have a new spawn every 4 weeks with an average of 40. Then guess that you will get 20% of selling price if you sell them to your lfs.
  5. penguin02Well Known MemberMember

    Guppies are definitely worth it. Each one will have babies about once a month, and they can have 20-30 babies that you can sell for 5-10 bucks when full grown.
  6. GuppyGuy007Well Known MemberMember

    Yes, I do.
    Think about it this way:
    Quality pair, 50 bucks
    Each pair has say 25 fry
    Half survive
    That makes 6 paird
    They could probably sell for 30 bucks a pair
    $180 monthly
    Which is $2,600 yearly
    This is all theoretical, but it could be your baseline of what to expect. You should also consider the cost of food, tanks, lights, and much else.

    This is selling online/at auctions
    A lot less selling to a fish store

    Other high quality varieties include
    English Lace
    Mosaic Dumbo Ear
    Full red album is
    And many more...
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 19, 2018
  7. phantomValued MemberMember

    thank you everyone I'm still always open to more ideas
  8. Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember

    Instead of the easy stuff think about the ones that are not bred in captivity yet like glass cats. You break the code on something like that and you will make a lot of money and make a lot of people very happy...It is only a matter of time before it happens, might as well be you :)
  9. phantomValued MemberMember

    thanks again everyone
  10. fishaholic87Valued MemberMember

    german blue rams convict cichlad sparkling blue gourami

    some type of kili fish might work too
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 18, 2018

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