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How to Start a Fish Breeding Business

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How would you feel about starting a fish breeding business from your own home? Learn more in this article.

Did you know that having an aquarium in your home could help lower your blood pressure? How would you feel about making some easy cash too, by breeding fish in your aquarium and selling them?

If you already have an aquarium, or aquariums, in your home you could make some extra money by breeding your fish and selling your new little fish to your local tropical fish and aquarium stores. As you probably have already found, it isn’t that hard to breed many different types of aquarium fish. If your fish are happy, they just start appearing.

When you buy a new fish from the store, it usually comes from a big breeding farm hundreds or even thousands of miles away. Unfortunately, many of these fish die while being transported to the stores. This can make the fish that do survive weak and sometimes fighting sickness.

You could breed your own fish and drive them yourself to your local aquarium fish stores; they will appreciate your fish if they are healthy and a good price. This is why the stores would more than likely prefer to buy their fish from you, especially if you are one of their customers too!

Check with your local aquarium fish stores and see if they would buy fish from you. If they are interested in buying your fish, ask which fish they would prefer buying the most. They will be aware of the various fish that sell best and they will know which ones are the most popular in your area.

You could focus on one type of fish or have more than one aquarium, with various breeds. You can decide how serious you want to be involved in supplying fish to your local stores. You can offer to supply fish on a regular basis or just occasionally.

Remember that it will cost you money, and your time, to keep your aquariums up and running. Consider this if you decide to expand your breeding and selling. You want to make sure that you are making a profit!

If you do decide to expand your business; talk to your buyers and see if you can get special deals on some of the supplies, you will need. They may even be able to sell you used items that will work fine for breeding purposes. Ask them if they would be willing to swap fish for items that you need occasionally. Remember that breeding tanks don’t have to appear as fancy as fish tanks that you are displaying in your home.

Once your customers are used to receiving healthy young fish from you they will be happy loyal customers. Keep up your communications regularly with your customers so that you will be aware of any problems with your fish or any needs that your customers have in view of the kinds and numbers of fish they would like to buy from you.