Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Huntington Station, NY
Private breeders only get about $10.00 per discus when they sell to petstores.
Most want $25-$30 per juvie discus 1.0+ inchers when you visit their fishrooms.
You can negotiate prices based on how many they have.
Just remember the effort and time, don't low ball, but offering $100.00 for a group of 5-6 discus is kosher in my opinion. You might be able to push for 7 if the pair had a large spawn, or if the breeder needs to make room for another spawn.
Wholesale prices on imported discus are around $2.00-$3.00 a pop for juvies.
They are then resold to petstores for about $7.50-$10.00 each.
Petstores then sell them around $20.00-$40.00 each
Just letting you know how much wiggle room you have depending on where you purchase them from.