why do pet store fish usually cost more than regular aquarium......i want to buy some discus fish and the pet store sell it for $75 dollar and they all are ugly....i went to my regular aquarium and they sell it for only $20 and are much prettier....i hate when this happen...why???? they are just fish..
I don't know if there is an aquarium store even near me that sells freshwater fish, and I'm sure they're more expensive but if I have the option is it better to buy from an aquarium store or somewhere like petco or pet supermarket? Do they all originially come from the same place or do you think the aquarium store fish might be healthier?
In 2004 I invested $10,000 in a new business, a pet store that specializes in aquariums & fish. At the time, there 3 partners, with $10,000 from each of us. We bought out a partner in 2006. We have 1,380 gallons of freshwater fish on display. That's 12) 37's, 24) 29's and 12) 20 longs. Our saltwater display is 2) 45's, 4) 38's for a total of only 242 gallons. We sell plenty of equipment (about a 15% mark-up) and fish (about 30-40% mark-up) and do a fair amount of service (about 50% profit), but it isn't making us a living. I work another job & my store part time. Last week, instead of taking money for pay, I took our 72 gallon bow front on pine stand with hood. That's about $500 retail. It was on display for nearly a year with no takers, even at cost (about $425). I told my partner we can't sit on items like this anymore. We sell perhaps 15 tanks a week, mostly 10-29 gallons. We sell a variety of fish, not just cheap/small ones. How do we take it to the "next level"? Thanks.
What's the most reliable online aquarium supplies store that ships internationally?
Just moved and looking for an independent aquarist store with lots of variety and knowledgeable employees in DC metro area. Suggestiions? NO PetsMarts please :)
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