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12-05-2012 08:38 PM
EKLiu I suggest buying half a dozen blue Blue Bolts. If you can get the offspring to juvie size, you will get back your "investment" in the first batch you sell.
12-05-2012 08:14 PM
acitydweller the most profitable shrimp to breed for sale are ones you can acquire by wholesale.

But this answer sort of applies to most things sold for profit. thought it might be worth pointing out the obvious...
12-05-2012 07:04 PM
tomfromstlouis Very few people make money at what many consider a hobby. The problem is simply too much supply: many of us have a few extra shrimp we can sell for whatever they can fetch for us to defray a few costs. That person is not taking a business-like approach and does not require a profitable price.

The person who develops a popular new line or can generate large volume at very low cost (the "Walmart" of shrimp breeders) might make a living, but for the rest of us it had better be fun.
12-05-2012 01:33 AM
Frooty
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Originally Posted by ravensgate View Post
You can keep CRS and RCS together but you might want to look into a buffering substrate like Fluval Shrimp Stratum or Azoo Plant Bed Grower. Both of those will buffer to about 6.8 (FSS 6.8-7) and both species can breed in that pH. You need to test the water first before you figure out which shrimp to go with. But if you have hard water, neos might be the only thing that will work if you're going to use tap and something inert like sand or flourite. And even then you have to watch pH and not let it get too crazy high (like over 8.4) So, learn about the different shrimps and different parameters FIRST, then figure out which way to go. A good site for just some basic info is

www.shrimpkeeping.com

Another is

www.planetinverts.com

And don't forget to check the stickies at the top of the Shrimp Forum.
I probably will wait a bit until I know more about the hobby before I get into breeding. I will probably setup a small breeding tank in late February and attempt and see where it goes from there. Thanks for all the info!
12-05-2012 12:45 AM
ravensgate You can keep CRS and RCS together but you might want to look into a buffering substrate like Fluval Shrimp Stratum or Azoo Plant Bed Grower. Both of those will buffer to about 6.8 (FSS 6.8-7) and both species can breed in that pH. You need to test the water first before you figure out which shrimp to go with. But if you have hard water, neos might be the only thing that will work if you're going to use tap and something inert like sand or flourite. And even then you have to watch pH and not let it get too crazy high (like over 8.4) So, learn about the different shrimps and different parameters FIRST, then figure out which way to go. A good site for just some basic info is

www.shrimpkeeping.com

Another is

www.planetinverts.com

And don't forget to check the stickies at the top of the Shrimp Forum.
12-05-2012 12:23 AM
Frooty Oh yea I completely forgot about that, thanks for reminding me.
12-05-2012 12:20 AM
wicca27 if you want a planted community tank its best to not have shrimp cause most fish will eat them and if not the adults for sure any babies they find. if you want to breed its best to have shrimp only tanks
12-04-2012 10:29 PM
Frooty Also I know this is off topic but if I setup a planted tank then what is the best substrate? I was thinking some type of sand (Maybe pool filter sand) but I heard fluorite with gravel is best.
12-04-2012 10:25 PM
Frooty So if I setup a 40 gallon planted community tank to start would that be a good idea for breeding CRS or RCS? And yes I am new to the hobby, also I am not in the hobby for purely money.
12-04-2012 07:39 AM
inthepacific are you a new member or new to the hobby? im pretty new too and if i were you id start with cherries because the others cost more and have a higher chance of dying on you which would be a pretty annoying thing for someone new. anyways once cherries start breeding they get pretty numerous so if you get some high grade ones you can sell them for a good price. i've seen people do 12 for $10 even on craigslist. their maintenance is not so bad if you know what you're doing.
12-04-2012 04:28 AM
sayurasem For me CRS is pretty profitable. It does take a long time to start breeding, but when they breed it just took off. At the same time sad to see CRS price going down to $3 each. So I might switch to bkk or new taiwan bees shrimp.
12-04-2012 03:50 AM
jake10 The way I see it is have fun and sell if your tank is over run. I'm getting RCS in soon and assuming nothing goes wrong I made a deal with my friend that I will sell him some once my stock reaches 70 shrimp. And I aim to make nearly no profit at just selling them at 50 cents each but as just being a teen lets say he buys 20 then I have $10 and a stronger connection and more things to talk about with him. If your in aquatics purely for trying to make a profit then I would recommend salt water frags but even that's very tricky.
12-04-2012 03:47 AM
Drewsplantednutz You got casinos there in Chicago. If so, then go gamble all your money on the first table you see when you walk through the door. Better chances there.
12-04-2012 03:30 AM
GeToChKn Few extra bucks here and there is nice but just think of it as that. Few extra bucks, if everyone breeds and does well, it's a quick few bucks if you need it. I needed $400 for something car related, sold some shrimp, got what I needed done. There is too much to go wrong and sometimes they just don't breed for a while, don't breed in certainly seasons or temps and you can't just say 1 female, 30 eggs each, 1 month to carry, 1 month gestation and figure over two years you will get xxx number of babies, because sometimes they will go 3-4 months without breeding, go 2 months between getting preggers, only have 10 eggs, etc.
12-04-2012 03:30 AM
cookymonster760 True if you dont know what you are doing it can cost you i would say go for the less demanding species like fire reds big money maker since they breed quick and look really good along with yellows i would say start with good quality sshrimp
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