Today we shall be looking at the valued fish to breed as a person who is interested in getting started with aquaculture. Whereas some people only seek to raise fish as a hobby, there are those whose main aim is to supplement their income or to create a new source of revenue that will enable them to improve their lifestyle.
As is the case with other ventures, your success as a fish breeder is to a great extent dependent on how well you manipulate the factors of production. The main factor to consider is the breed of fish that you will place on your fish farm.
This species is quite easy to access, and luckily enough, it won’t cost you as much money to purchase a pair. Additionally, you will not have to part with a huge amount of money to maintain them as well, since they do not have many needs.
Instead of getting started with a large group of dwarf cichlids, you can start with just a couple of pairs, then wait for them to breed. These fish prefer soft water that is slightly acidic.
If you want to condition them to get used to different environmental conditions, you can use frozen and live foods. If they do not fall for this approach, you can imitate the start of rainy seasons by making a cool and soft water change.
As much as these fish do not have many maintenance needs, you will have to fulfill the basics, which include feeding them regularly and changing the water frequently. To cut down the feeding costs, you may have to hatch your very own brine shrimp to feed the dwarf cichlids.
Whereas these fish take some time before they can mature to a saleable size, they will eventually come of age and will sell very fast due to the fact that they show some color.
This type of fish is mostly known for being very beautiful. Coupled up with the fact that they can be difficult to breed, the two factors make the discus quite the valuable fish to breed. Setting up the breeding structure is actually quite expensive, so you should be ready to meet such expenses right from the word go. Other expenses include:
- Water quality regulation bills
- Brine shrimp hatching
Water is actually a major expense when it comes to Discus rearing. The good news is that there has been the emergence of European tank bred Discus, which do not have as many demands, in comparison to the Malaysian tank bred species. The European tank bred discus can survive better in harder and cooler water conditions.
Purchasing a pair of mature and breeding age will set you back more than $180. Trying to purchase the immature fish with the hope that they will eventually pair up so that you can sell them will take such a long time. It is also highly likely that the pair won’t even form in the long run.
These have been common commercial take breeds over the years, with many hobbyists preferring to rear them due to their unique features. You can start breeding your clownfish today by taking two approaches. The first approach is to purchase one at a shop, where you can pay anything between $25 to $40 (the prices may vary). If things go well for you, such fish can give batches with close to 1000 eggs. This can be a good chance for you to hatch a large number of clownfish for sale.
The other approach is to breed your strain of clownfish. There are many variations of clownfish in the present-day world, and if you can manage to come up with your own, you can get rewarded for it. some variants such as Picasso go for well over $100 in the market. With a good breeding system, you can make a large amount of money at the end of every breeding season.
Here is yet another valuable fish that you can breed for money. Until recently, it was thought of as impossible to breed these fish in captivity, but things have taken a different turn with fish farmers coming up with models that can work.
Getting the Yellow Tang through the planktonic period is quite demanding. You will have to provide the right plankton food, as you also ensure that the water quality is not compromised.
The expenses incurred in breeding the Yellow Tang contribute to the high sales prices. With the recent ban on the collection of wild marine fish, the prices of the Yellow Tang doubled up almost immediately. If you had purchased your brood a long while ago, this would be a very good time to sell them and reap handsome profits.
This breed requires some great care to breed, more so when it comes to the nurturing of the young. For starters, the quality of water is quite crucial. As we have already seen, maintaining the right quality of water can be quite expensive, so you will need to set aside a significant amount of money for this very purpose.
This breed also prefers softer conditions, so extra care is needed. If you are looking for a breed that lays a large number of eggs, the Zebra Pleco may not be your go-to option, since it will only give you a batch of around 15 eggs.
The only positive thing about the Zebrafish is that they have a very impressive sales price, with most retailing for over $90. If you have the facilities and capital, you can rear these fish along with other fish, just to have the variety that your customers would be pleased to choose from.
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That will be all for today’s article on how valued fish to breed. We have seen that it is possible to make a good income with the above-listed breeds, provided that you have sufficient capital to fund the creation of a sustainable breeding setup. What are some other reliable ways in which you can make an income in this sector? Get some very valuable insights from the recommended resource above. If you also have any questions or remarks, drop them in the comments section.
I wish you well,
Eric, Investor and Team Member at Gold Retired!