Where have all the fishes gone?

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Where have all the fishes gone ....reminds me of the song
Where have all the flowers gone...by Peter, Paul and Mary
 

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I did this for a long time and agree. I have retired this year though.
time to come out of retirement :)

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Will the pet shops by them though?

It's been a long time since any of the shops I know use anything except "proper" breeders.
Considering they can't get stock from overseas, I reckon most shops will jump at the chance to buy fish from local customers now. If they don't they are stupid.
 

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I was under the impression your betta room was for breeding purposes? Hows that going by the way?
No, my betta room turned into a fish room with other fish residing in there too. I set the betta part up as a rescue for sick bettas in cups. I have quite a few of those. :)
 

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No, my betta room turned into a fish room with other fish residing in there too. I set the betta part up as a rescue for sick bettas in cups. I have quite a few of those. :)
Fair play to you, I feel quite alot of us here have ended up with betta's falling out of our ears from rescuing them from pet shops lol
 

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Yep. My preferred lfs is getting all his plants and most fish from local aquarists.

He knows some of the fish I have and even threw it out there if I had any breeding going on, he'd buy anything from me.
 

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Will the pet shops by them though?

It's been a long time since any of the shops I know use anything except "proper" breeders.
My LFS (Maidenhead) is constantly nagging me to make the effort to breed my sids. When I mentioned that they had bred in my tank he went nuts and said he had never heard of anyone breeding them successfully at home. I am a purely accidental breeder. Anything that survives without intervention gets to stay but I make no effort to increase their chances. He said he would take whatever I had if I started to breed seriously, but confirmed that the sids were the only ones (of the fish I keep) that he could offer a premium price for.

He did say that he had zero interest in "common" livebearers and although they take them won't pay for them.
 

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My LFS (Maidenhead) is constantly nagging me to make the effort to breed my sids. When I mentioned that they had bred in my tank he went nuts and said he had never heard of anyone breeding them successfully at home. I am a purely accidental breeder. Anything that survives without intervention gets to stay but I make no effort to increase their chances. He said he would take whatever I had if I started to breed seriously, but confirmed that the sids were the only ones (of the fish I keep) that he could offer a premium price for.

He did say that he had zero interest in "common" livebearers and although they take them won't pay for them.
Dumb question what are sids?
 
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