Breeding fish to sell, generally speaking, is not the easiest task, but it can be particularly challenging for beginners. In this article, we’re going to talk about one of the easiest fish to breed and sell, and the best ways to sell them.
Starting off with fish that are easy to breed for a beginner, one option is guppies. Guppies are livebearers, so you won’t have to watch and look over any eggs. Guppies will breed as often as they can, so you’ll have lots of babies. Because they are easy to breed and you get lots of babies, they do not sell for that much. However, if you breed enough of them, you can still get a good amount of money. Another easy fish to breed is the endler livebearer. These fish are very similar to guppies and generally speaking, have the same process. The last fish that is easy for a beginner to breed is the bristlenose pleco. The bristlenose pleco can simply be bred by keeping a male and female bristlenose in the same tank with a pleco breeding cave. The female will lay eggs, the male will watch over the eggs, and the female will guard the cave. The cool part about bristlenose plecos is that they won’t eat their fry, so you won’t have to worry about separating the parents from the fry.
All the fish I listed in the last paragraph—guppies, endlers, and bristlenose—can all be bred easily and sold. But are fish stores interested in these kinds of fish, or do they not sell well? I can strongly say that all three of these fish—bristlenose, endlers, and guppies—you won’t have a hard time selling, as they are constantly being sold everywhere, making them an easy sell if a store is currently out of stock.
An important piece to selling fish is to make sure you have a store that will take your excess fish before you breed them. I’d recommend asking all the local stores within a 30-minute radius from where you live if they are actively buying fish. Once you figure out a store that buys fish, be a little more specific on what type of fish you are looking to sell them and how much. Once you’ve got the store to agree to buy them, all that’s left now is to breed and raise them to a size the fish store will buy them at. If you want to hear about my experience and get a few more tips on selling and breeding fish, check out my other article My Experience Breeding and Selling Fish.
If you have any questions about Breeding and selling or other questions about fishkeeping let me know in the comments below.