posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 10:47 AM
Originally posted by kromaion
Originally posted by lonegurkha
You could try photography. That would get you out and about when you want a bit of exercise,and if you master the art you can make sone money selling
You could also raise tropical fish.This is the second biggest hobby worldwide after photography. I've been doing both for many years and If you
choose the species you keep carefully you can make some money at it.
I might consider photography for sure as I have many friends that already work with that and they could teach me some stuff, hints etc. Tropical fish
sounds cool and very interesting, how does that work exactly? I mean, is too expensive to start? Is it really hard to get the hang of it?
Tropical fish are very easy to get started with if you have a good source for the fish and a place like a pet store for the selling of the fish. I'd
be happy to help with advice to get you started.Don't know what prices for equipment or stock are in your area. However there are plenty of online
sites for the purchase of equipment.
I have been breeding for a very long time,started when I was 11 years old and I'm still doing it at 58. Have 6 tanks going right now and have about
10 spawns growing toward sale size.I breed ciclids from lake tanganyika in africa. Also have some from lake Malawi ,a lake in the same area of africa.
Chosing a species that is easy to breed given the water chemistry in your area is the key to making a little money at it.As it happens, the water
chemistry in my area is perfect for the africans, so breeding is simple.Provide the right conditions and the fish take care of the rest.Now that said
I make enough to support my hobby but I'm not getting rich at it.
The fish I breed are very social and watching the social interaction between them is interesting. The fish from Malawi are maternal mouth brooders,
meaning the females brood the babies in their mouth. They hold them for about 3 or 4 weeks and don't eat while they have a brood.They are great
parents and therefore easy to breed.The biggest problem with them is that if they don't have enough hiding places in the tank they will have more
aggression toward each other. It's usually best to keep one species to a tank as some species are more aggressive than others.
The fish I have from Tanganyika are called shell dwellers. they are quite small so you can breed them in a small tank as they don't need alot of
space. these guys are extremely social and the older siblings will help the parents raise and protect any following broods.Just give them some shells
with round openings and watch them go. They usually go for good money and are easy to breed with proper conditions.
Feel free to u2u me if you would like to discuss the hobby. I'd be happy to help.