Most Profitable Fish for Breeding & Selling (Earn Money)

edited June 2021 in Advice Tutorials

Most Profitable Fish for Breeding and Selling / How to Make Money through Spawning Freshwater Fish:

Which fish can make more profit if you breed it? The answer depends on your understanding, resources & expertise in fish breeding. Have a look at the fish market of your region & find the fish that suits your area so it doesn't need a heater because it can survive in the temperature of your region, as well as there is no need to change pH & water hardness. If you are looking for the most profitable fish that you want to breed & sell, then look at the following characteristics that will help you get the best choice.

  • Spawning characteristics of the fish
  • No. of fries & their rate of endurance
  • Rate of breeding of the fish
  • How much expensive is fish


Spawning characteristics of the fish:

Following characteristics will help you in picking the right species of fish for making more money.

Every species of fish spawns differently in aquariums. Livebearers, will give birth to the babies inside the belly of the female & offer the desired nutrients. Once babies are released from the mother’s belly, then parents might eat them so it is important to separate the young from the adults.

Fish that lay eggs are of 2 types: First type of fish takes care of their fries when they are hatched, & another type of fish might eat their own fries.

If it is simple to spawn a certain species, then it will increase your profit because you may raise more fries. I would suggest you breed livebearers because they breed on their own if your aquarium has both male & female fish. Also, they give birth to many babies & it is easy to raise the young.

Fast Selling Fish
Fast Selling Fish

You can choose the following fish: Mollies, Platies, Guppies, Goldfish, Swordtails, & Bettas. These fish are hardy & have more chances of survival.


No. of fries & their rate of endurance:

If mother fish give birth to many fries, then it will increase profit. You will be able to sell more fish & earn more money. It is very important to consider the endurance of the young. If a fish is able to give birth to many babies but their endurance rate is very low, then it is not a good option.

Keep your aquarium water clean & offer a diet that is rich in protein for faster growth.

It is very important to remove the parents of some species when babies are born because they might eat their own babies.


Rate of breeding of the fish:

If your fish spawns quickly, then it will give birth to more babies, & let you earn more income.

Also, you will be able to sell your fish throughout the year, & it is very important if you want more wealth.


How much expensive is fish:

If you are spawning fish for money, then it is very important to find the fish that will offer you a good price. Do not choose a fish that is simple to spawn, & has a high spawning rate, but fish keepers do not want to keep them in their aquariums.

The worth of fish is based on multiple factors, like their look, cultural status, & distinctiveness.

Most Profitable Fish for Breeding & Selling
Most Profitable Fish for Breeding & Selling

Most profitable fish include Dwarf cichlids, Discus, Zebra plecos & Arowanas.


How to sell fish for profit:

It is not very difficult to sell your fish if it has a high demand in your local area. Many aquarists breed expensive fish but they can’t sell them because fish keepers usually prefer cheap fish. Also, aquarists face difficulty in selling sensitive fish because many new fish keepers prefer buying beginner fish. Expensive fish are often sensitive too & could cost over a hundred dollars so it is difficult to sell them. Cheap fish will not let you earn lots of profit but you can easily sell them in the market due to its high demand. Cheap fish usually survive in harsh conditions that increase their numbers, & this is the reason behind their low price.

It is a wise idea to sell your fish in your area because you won’t have to transport fish because you can handover fish (in a bag) to the buyer. Post advertisements of your fish & mention your blog address so that others can see your fish on the blog. Add your contact number too on the advertisement so that others can contact you. A blog will help you in making more money through advertisements. If someone is buying many from you then it would be good to offer a discount so that the buyer may buy fish from you in the future.

You can transport your fish to far flung places. Post advertisements of your fish on pet selling websites. Also, there are many advertisement websites where you can post your ad. Mention your blog address & contact number, & description of what you offer.

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