Originally Posted by BlueMoonBetta
Ok, Any Other Thoughts?
What is your goal? You are wanting to bring a lot of little lives into being. They require time and money to bring to adulthood. if you want to make some extra money selling fish.. it is not going to happen. I break even if I am lucky.. the fish pay for their upkeep or they will not eat.
If you are going to breed pet shop fish you still need a goal. Breed red ones? Or maybe breed good multi's. Do not mix tail types. Get an idea of what a good fish looks like. I do reviews on my site.. on the forum.. to help people learn what to look for. Read them.
You will not find a show quality fish in a LFS. It will have lots of faults for a show or serious breeder. So, you need to breed with a pet shop in mind as that will be your only market. Forget the big chains, ask a local mom and pop what sells. And ask if they would want any fish you produce. Then breed for that market.
And back to getting rich.. my LFS's pay 12 CENTS per fish/males. LESS for females. Not worth doing even one days water change for that. You can not compete with this: http://www.ppaquarium.com/tour_farm.asp
So breed for fun, but breed with a purpose. And take responsibility for the lives you create.