Breeding Cichlids is rarely a very profitable enterprise, unless you can successfully breed a new fish, or rare fish, that is in high demand. It’s the most popular fish used for consumption Dwarf cichlids: take longer to get to sellable size which makes them hold their value. I have a 55 gallon tank (african cichlids) that produces some fry that I sell every once in awhile. I'm not trying to be a downer but honestly you wont breed much for profit with those tanks. My suggestion, try african cichlids or discus. I was just courious if there is any good money to be made from a bigger operation. I was thinking maybe some hybrid or something but idk, and if I did some type of cichlid, im not sure what i would do with 1000+ babies every month. JtheFishMan wrote: I know breeding guppies can hold a decent profit if given the right colors. As others have mentioned it's a great way to supplement your hobby though. Ram cichlids are stunning fish that often catch the eye of the spectators with their shining colors. They Kribensis Cichlids. But not all cichlids are created equal and some cichlids are more difficult to keep than others. Breeding fish in a captive environment can be difficult but, with the proper information and environment, peacock cichlids can be bred in captivity. Peacock cichlids are a breed of African cichlid native to Lake Malawi. I have been breeding fish for a while and I have yet to make profit or even break even on the fish I have sold. The conditions for breeding should be absolutely right in order to enable breeding. Whew, those peacock cichlids are so stunning! I am open to suggestions. If you can find a breeding pair of pure strain Endlers that can be lucrative as well. Theyre usually small, peaceful, easy, Cichlids. It’s known as a mouthbrooder and must be in a group of at the very least 12. Not the guppy hybrids.Red cherry shrimp are decent as well but it takes a long time to establish a shrimp tank.. Cichlids are attractive fish that display amazing breeding behavior. I have been wanting to breed fish for profit for some time, but I am wondering which fish would bring in the most profit both with private people or pet stores that buy fish? Conclusion To conclude, breeding fish for profit should be approached as a business decision. I was thinking breeding discus, african cichlids, or some sort of saltwater fish. Unfortunately, none of the fish that you can breed in a 10 gallon meet these requirements. The cichlids of Lake Tanganyika have also adapted to fill every possible feeding niche: from eating algae or shrimp through to fish and even scales and fins of other fish. It was first made by cross-breeding Male Convict Cichlids with a Female Blood Parrot cichlids, which explains a lot about the appearance of the Polar Parrot. I have 2 saltwater tanks set up already but I want to set up a cichlid breeding project. These fish are very colorful and non … But they're also very expensive. Firemouth cichlids They can reach lengths of 6 inches and can live for many years if well looked after. Other fish species that you may want to consider breeding for profit are discus, convict cichlids, and rosy red minnows. Breeding Molly Fish For Profit: If you are a new aquarist or not interested in doing research about what types of fish you can breed for money or what types of fish are in high demand then we recommend you to start with molly fish because it is a beginners fish & does not need any type of requirement for mating & breeding. 7 Tips on How to Make Money from Cichlid Breeding I have been a cichlid enthusiast for as long as I can remember. I am interested in electric blue johanniis and red zebra cichlids. Check aquarium fish websites and fish breeding books for the exact water conditions preferred by the species of fish you are attempting to breed. For Rams, Id say German Blue (but their popularity peaked a couple years ago I think), Dark/Black (the Dark Knight is the name of a super black that I think a particular. Dwarf cichlids are easy to breed, and their breeding costs are low. Unless you take it to an industrial level it is extremely hard to turn a profit breeding fish. There are no exact traces of when the polar parrots were produced but it can be estimated that they were breeds around the early 2000s. African cichlids sell for about 7-10 dollars in stores, so even if you sell the for Tilapia: Easy fish to breed. That being said, the breeding pair will cost I’ve been keeping Malawi Cichlids for over 15 years, I find these Mbuna fish the most fascinating and beautiful freshwater fish I ever kept in my life. For breeding, you If you're not fussy on which breed you want to propagate, then cichlids will choose their mates automatically, even from amongst closely-related species. Like Ozzie73 said it takes time. I breed peacocks and some victorians. The male fish turns into extremely aggressive throughout breeding time and might kill different male cichlids. It helps keep me self sustained so I dont have to use my bank account. Below, I've prepared some comments about breeding cichlids and included some tips for getting your cichlids to spawn. but you probably would be best off with apistos since they are hard to find and you can sell them for more money. I have a 75g available and ultimately I'd love to see at least a dozen big beautiful African cichlids in there. An average 75cm tank, air-run sponge filters, a heater-stat, some terracotta flower pots and some leaf litter, wood structures or plants are what you need – nothing to tricky or expensive. Sometimes the fry sell for a hefty price, sometimes I end up giving them away for free. Fish that are not recommended for beginner breeders or are not good for breeding for profit angelfish/discus dwarf cichlids African cichlids koi/goldfish betta fish/Siamese algae eater nerite snails Tips for triggering fish to begin breeding Do a partial water change During my time as a cichlid lover and cichlid keeper, one thing that I have noticed is that cichlid keeping or fish keeping as in general is not a cheap They are happy to breed in a medium-sized tank with air-flowing sponge filters, terracotta flower pots and radiators. I'd like to know what would be the best thing to breed for profit to help support my hobby, thanks. breeding program Post by jpmroane » Fri Feb 20, 2004 2:53 am I am interested in starting to breed fish for profit. However, some fish, such as African cichlids, may prefer a basic (higher pH) water. I have been keeping fish for years now and am looking to set up another tank. There are lots of types. What are the most economicly fesiable ways to breed, raise, and sell fish. If it was that easy, everybody else They range from the diminutive Neolamprologus multifasciatus at 3cm/1.2” in length to the 90cm/35” Boulengerochromis microlepis — which is the world’s largest cichlid. You should then be as informed as possible Discus: beloved for their beautiful coloring. Rare fish, assuming you can afford the setup and maintenance costs can be more lucrative than others (rare cichlids for example) but it's always an uphill battle and can be difficult depending on the species. Also, I know how hard it can be to breed some of the more profitable species, but I am going to try anyway. By breeding complimentary species in the same tank, people can then set up an aquarium like yours and buy more than one product from you. This list helps you find the top 5 beginner cichlids for an aquarium. Platinum fish are very suitable for beginners to raise because of their calm attitude and … Cichlids in general are prolific spawners, but they don't always cooperate. What is the most profitable fish to breed for profit? I have kept them before years ago. At £25 - £50 per pair they won’t set you back the earth to get brood stock and their needs are quite simple. it depends on what cichlids you like. These are some methods I've used and that seem to work pretty well It also takes space. What are the nessitys for starting a fish buisness. For a pet shop to buy most fish, you are looking at somewhere between $0.20 and say $12. Other possible combinations for a single breeding tank include angelfish with corydoras or Apistogramma cichlids with For Dwarf cichlids, I’m mostly thinking about Apistogramma spp. you can turn a profit from any of them if you hit the right areas. Since they’re so big, be certain that you have a large tank for any breeding group (minimum of … Assuming your tank is big enough and forgetting the cories are in there the easiest breeding cichlids to get hold of are convicts of any variety and similar species such as honduran red points etc Whereabouts are you based, I need to off load some Honduran Red Points...you could have the breeding pair or some younguns if you want but you would have to collect, I'm in Norwich which is … In general, you won't make much of a profit once you factor ALL costs (rent, utilities, food, equipment, etc.) Their colours, behaviour, breeding activity and characters never cease to amaze me. The best breed in soft, acidic water with the right temperatures. Breeding a demasoni cichlid is taken into account straightforward. First off, unless you are breeding something show quality, rare, hard to breed, or no longer on the import list, you are going to find it hard going. Both can bring in large profits. 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