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Old 02-18-2012, 04:24 PM   #1 
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Question Betta Breeding - Business Idea

Breeders, I went to PetSmart to get a betta and was amazed at the poor condition of the fish. I then went to the web to see if I could order online and only found Aquabids and a few poorly ran websites. I realized that this market hasen't even been taped. I was scared of Aquabids and I do not want to order from oversee's. I am an IT professional and have the ability to create well ran websites . My idea was to develop a website that small breeders could sell their. Betta's. If you could easly sell your betta's through a website would you all be interested? I am just asking to see if this is a viable idea.
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Old 02-18-2012, 04:41 PM   #2 
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An American based website would be cool :) with a Canadian subsection lol
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Old 02-18-2012, 04:43 PM   #3 
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I think it's a good idea! :)
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:51 PM   #4 
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Bottom line betta is not a booming market.
Very little profit to a lost cost in the first few years.
Supply,
Stock,
Food
Will run u a few hundred dollars.
See a lot of breeder that quite cause they thought it was a easy profit.

To most people a Betta is a betta.
They rather buy the cheap vt.
Which small time breeder can't compete with big time fish farm.
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:02 PM   #5 
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you could put why it is better to buy from the website like better quality, back story, bloodlines,age, geno's and betta talk was based just for betta's too faith had a really great business (until she stopped for 2 years) this sounds like a really great idea though
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:16 PM   #6 
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Thats a really good idea! I'm interested.
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:17 PM   #7 
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So, more about my idea. I don't want to breed fish. I relay like Betta's and I like to help people. I would like to take the burden of running a website and shiping off the individual breeder so they can do what they like best. I would work with a few top notch breeders to establish standards and would work to establish consistent shipping standards and packaging that I would send to the Breeders. My job would be to assist the breeder in every way I can. Each PetSmart in my area averages 20-30 fish (and I have checked). This is a booming busness. I would be creating a partnership that would give the small breeder a chance. With the correct business model we could bring true bettas to the Americas (Love you Canada).
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If that is what you want to do, go for it! I think it's a great idea!
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:40 PM   #9 
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i would definitely be interested in buying from this website. im not a breeder now (maybe not ever idk) but i'd want to buy from a small business :)
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:12 PM   #10 
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20-30 a week or month.
Did u ask what was selling.

Breeding is an enjoyment not a profit.
If we're going to try to make a profit as breeder
There must me a set price on a stander.
Which some state have better off then other.
Longer warmer month state can produce the same fish at a cheaper price.
With more fish and faster.
With an open price market.
Warmer state can flood the market.
Just with 8 pair.
In three month you can produce up to 2000 adult size fish with few thousand little fry.
If you know what your doing.
Raising the fish will cost you about 30 cent each fish to adult.
Do the math.
It harder to sell single at the price what u got it for.
Most of the time u have to move them at a bundle, anything from 60 cent to 10 dollar on a fish depending the amount.
This market is risky if you don't know what your doing.
Money maker fish is new stain that breed true.
Which that fish can be easily over produce less then a year.
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