Setting up a tropical fish hatchery can be not only profitable, but can also be set up relatively inexpensively. Some have begun this project with a minimum expense of $1,000. and one tank. However, there are other factors which contribute to what could be a very profitable venture.
A deep-seated interest in tropical fish is a priority above all else. A working knowledge of tropical fish varieties, habits and requirements is also vitally important. But, of course, that is not all that is needed.
First thing to decide is on which species of tropical fish to focus: West African, South American or Caribbean.You can find a quick rundown here There are many other varieties so best begin with only one or two before an expansion takes place in your business.
Know how much funding will be required. Most start-up hatcheries begin with a $5,000 – $10,000. range; others begin with less. Also, where will the primary water supply come from? And remember, the water temperature, filtered clarity and oxygen levels need to be monitored frequently. Finally, determine what you will do with your fish supply once hatched and grown.
These tips are only for starters; however, they may help give you a few ideas to explore and develop.
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