My wife Liz and I have been passionate about fish for a very long time. I introduced our family to the hobby 13 years ago when we had our first daughter Lana. Since then we have kept many varieties of fish always sticking mainly with African cichlids because of how active and social they are.
In the past year we have expanded our hobby to include successful breeding of our favourite African cichlids. Our goal is to turn the hobby into a home based family buisness and then looking to expand into retail. We are asking for help setting up the base breeding setup in our home.
We take pride in pure fish and think that Ottawa needs people like us to help with the hobby. There is a need in Ottawa to have quality fish at a fair price in comparison to the local fish stores. Currently hobbyists pay exorbitant fees to have fish shipped from Toronto, Montreal and North Bay. We would offer good advice and proper care, guiding people through a basic set up to advance care of an African cichlid set up.
To do this we need help to do a proper set up with quality stock and appropriately sized tanks. We have decided to convert half our basement into a fishroom. We plan to breed 15 different species, aswell as importing quality fish in a responsibile manor. The bulk of the funds would be used to puchase tanks, plumbing, fish and licensing. The rest would allocated to setting up distributing licences with known quality companies for dry goods ie. Food, filters, tanks and alike.
Thank you for your interest and support.
Pat and Liz Riggins