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New breeding fish for profit project!

animal_expert01animal_expert01 Member Posts: 380
I may be starting breeding red cherry shrimp, Java moss, guppies and possibly even bristlenose! I will be selling them to my LFS. They will be in a 29gal. I was planning on having 20 RCS, 2 BNs, a whole tank full of Java mossand 4 guppies. Is a 29gal big enough for these fish? There will be no filter but there will be a heater, several caves for the BNs and an air pump and of course the Java moss will help keep the Aquarium clean. The tank will be speared with 3/4 of it going to the guppie fry, shrimps and BNs. There separater will be netting so when the guppies are born they will go through the netting to the Java moss so the parents won't eat them. Here will be the prices:
Guppies 1$
RCS 50 cents
BNs 3$
50 grams of Java moss 4$

Are these prices good? Do you think they are to expensive?
Any tips or tricks to breeding RCS, guppies and BNs or making Java moss grow faster would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance!

Comments

  • Tip 1: Don't keep the red cherrie shrimps and guppies together unless there endler guppies then that's ok
    Tip 2: the more moss the better
    Tip 3: if there's a petHQ around there they sell there shrimps pretty cheap $1 Each
    Tip 4: with guppies take the male out after you notice the female is preg (that's just what I like to do because the male harasses the female and causes stress
    Tip 5: have fun
    And the prices seem good ;) oh also leaving the fish light on helps the moss grow a bit
    roses are red violets are blue, Gouramies are love, Gouramies are life
  • animal_expert01animal_expert01 Member Posts: 380
    Hazrocki said:

    Tip 1: Don't keep the red cherrie shrimps and guppies together unless there endler guppies then that's ok
    Tip 2: the more moss the better
    Tip 3: if there's a petHQ around there they sell there shrimps pretty cheap $1 Each
    Tip 4: with guppies take the male out after you notice the female is preg (that's just what I like to do because the male harasses the female and causes stress
    Tip 5: have fun
    And the prices seem good ;) oh also leaving the fish light on helps the moss grow a bit

    The RCS will be seperated from the adult guppies via the netting (unless there stupid enough to go on the guppies side. Which sells better guppies or endlers?
  • @animal_expert01 endlers in my experience
    roses are red violets are blue, Gouramies are love, Gouramies are life
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0
    edited August 2016
    They also breed quicker and grow quicker in my experience there better then guppies in my opinion :3
    roses are red violets are blue, Gouramies are love, Gouramies are life
  • animal_expert01animal_expert01 Member Posts: 380
    Maybe I could do both? Will they interbreed?
  • Yes they will but don't worry there offspring survives ;) @animal_expert01
    roses are red violets are blue, Gouramies are love, Gouramies are life
  • BobBob Member, Classifieds Posts: 708
    Very few Endlers are pure these days and there is speculation that pure Endlers are extinct in the wild.

    Many of the available fish are from a small gene pool and this can lead to a range of health problems when breeding along a "line". Remember Endlers are prolific breeders but there was always genetic diversity due to high population numbers in their native habitat.

    Your common guppies are prone to the same problems.

    Cheers,
  • FraykFrayk Member Posts: 1,009
    Listen to Bob, please....
  • FraykFrayk Member Posts: 1,009
    edited August 2016
    Regarding your breeding for profit program m8, 29gal is 100 litres right? {a U.S.A. Gallon is 3.78 litres, An English gallon which is Imperial, is 4.5 litres} no filter? The BNs will eat the shrimp..... the water parameters vary for different species.......10/ 10 for your endeavour, but some research perhaps wouldn't hurt....Java moss well, once you've got it it's there forever and can take over quickly....
  • animal_expert01animal_expert01 Member Posts: 380
    I have soon the maths and talked to the LFS in my area and I have decided that it would be best if I didn't continue with this project. So this thread is now no longer relevant though thank you for all the comments anyway!
  • MoooMooo Moderator Posts: 7,653
    You could try just one species ;)
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  • animal_expert01animal_expert01 Member Posts: 380
    Well I found out the tank is not a 29 gallon but instead a 5 gallon... Meaning it would only be big enough for shrimp. I also did the maths and I worked our I would actually be losing $65 a year...
  • $65 :( that's quite alot
    roses are red violets are blue, Gouramies are love, Gouramies are life
  • clickmeclickme Member Posts: 132
    oh i dont know - i am more than happy to recieve cheap stuff. - :wink:
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