Betta business? How to - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-24-2012, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Creat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Idaho
Posts: 2,157
Betta business? How to

Has anyone here started a betta business? Meaning do u need to have a small business license or what..? I have been curious ...


Blog of my Betta endeavors: http://moonshinesbubblenest.blogspot.com/

Take care of the water,
the fish will follow

Creat is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-24-2012, 08:42 PM
Member
 
vilmarisv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 2,303
There's not much business in bettas to begin with, there's way too much competition from overseas suppliers.
Breeding takes a lot of money to get started and if you're lucky and get your spawn to survive all the way to selling age, then you might be able to sell a few for a few dollars. Even reputable breeders won't sale all the fish they put for sale, it really depends on what buyers are looking for.
Betta breeders out there mostly do this as a hobby and sell those fish they don't want to keep or use in the breeding programs.
vilmarisv is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-24-2012, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Creat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Idaho
Posts: 2,157
Oh that i know i do breed my betta regularly i was just wondering if anyone here bothered to go all the way


Blog of my Betta endeavors: http://moonshinesbubblenest.blogspot.com/

Take care of the water,
the fish will follow

Creat is offline  
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-24-2012, 08:53 PM
Member
 
MrVampire181's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 7,193
Depends. If you can set up an effective set up you might be able to. Tons of spawn tubs, grow out tubs, space heaters, plants, jars, cups, nets, meds, food, conditioners, bags, heat packs, styrofoam, and tons of quality pairs may get you to break even. Though it's very unlikely.

Who am I? Well I am a Junior Member of the International Betta Congress and a breeder of white HMPKs, red dragon HMPKs, black/red dragon HMPKs, metallic multi HMPKs, blue masked HMPKs, and now multi color HMs. Soon to add black HMs. I will be showing in New Breeder class in fall of 2012.
MrVampire181 is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-24-2012, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Creat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Idaho
Posts: 2,157
Lol Im not planning on trying to make it a business


Blog of my Betta endeavors: http://moonshinesbubblenest.blogspot.com/

Take care of the water,
the fish will follow

Creat is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-24-2012, 09:29 PM
Reference Team
 
LittleBettaFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Victoria, Australia
Posts: 8,122
I always think a better way is to import in quality bettas from Thailand or overseas and sell these instead. A breeder is never going to be able to compete with the larger overseas wholesalers, but if you can fill a niche market by offering quality fish to the consumer without the hassle of going through transhipping etc. you could probably make at least a potentially viable business.


LittleBettaFish is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-24-2012, 10:29 PM
Member
 
Olympia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 4,900
Yea, and if you import large amounts regularly, most Thai breeders give great deals. :)
Get your own papers to transship and you're set.
Posted via Mobile Device
Olympia is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-24-2012, 10:30 PM
Member
 
Olympia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 4,900
Quote:
Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
Yea, and if you import large amounts regularly, most Thai breeders give great deals. :)
Get your own papers to transship and you're set.
There's a lady that has beautiful imported betta for $5 each in Toronto.
Posted via Mobile Device
Posted via Mobile Device

Edit; I think I hit quote instead of edit the first time... Sorry guys. :(
Olympia is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome