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New to the forum, questions on the Dec. 6th Swap Meet

10 years 7 months ago #23760 by dragonkeeper

Some people actually set up tanks with fish in and sell right out of the tanks.


Its actually becoming a more common occurance.

WhiteDevil and fishEH track me or my wife down and we will be glad to help you with any questions. Wife will probably be working ticket sales and be able to point you in my direction.

Keeper

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10 years 7 months ago #23740 by rm-slover
Some people actually set up tanks with fish in and sell right out of the tanks.

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10 years 7 months ago #23739 by WhiteDevil
Ok yeah out of my league right now, I only got gups right now and they are supplying the angels food.

Good thing my wife already is giving me a section of the new house for fish keeping and expanding our breeding species. Thanks for the info I will try and get there someway somehow and do my homework.


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10 years 7 months ago #23734 by aquaticclarity

Same here, new to the forum with questions on the swap.

This one on the 6th will be my first, I am a breeder of guppies for my angel fry to eat while growing up.

What is one to expect as a first time seller at one of the GCCA swaps, (these swaps are quite famous by the way) I let me customers hand pick their own now but that wont be doable at the swap.

Is there a write up or "how-to" for first time swappers? I am sure a fish swap is similar to a herp swap but alot different from a swap meet in a stadium parking lot.


Thanks


I take it you haven't been to a GCCA swap before?

Here's what I would do:

Bag up fish in quantities and variaties similiar to how people buy from you when they come over.  Have clear labels on the bags incluiding the name/type of fish, number of fish in the bag, and the asking price.

Be ready to make quantity deals for people buying numerous bags at one time.

Possibly have signage at the table with pictures of what you are selling (pictures of adults are best)

Bring change!!!

Business Cards/Contact info is also good to have ready to hand out.

Too many fish?  Never.  Not enough tanks?  Always!

My fish list...

www.gcca.net/gccaforum/index.php/topic,274.0.html

www.aquaticclarity.com

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10 years 7 months ago #23726 by WhiteDevil
Same here, new to the forum with questions on the swap.

This one on the 6th will be my first, I am a breeder of guppies for my angel fry to eat while growing up.

What is one to expect as a first time seller at one of the GCCA swaps, (these swaps are quite famous by the way) I let me customers hand pick their own now but that wont be doable at the swap.

Is there a write up or "how-to" for first time swappers? I am sure a fish swap is similar to a herp swap but alot different from a swap meet in a stadium parking lot.


Thanks

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10 years 7 months ago #23717 by rm-slover
What is at a swap is usually a mix of the sellers and what they bring and luck. There are many of us including myself who have shellies and would part with them but I find it difficult and time consuming to try to get them out of the shells, so I don't ever bring any with me.

Like Jeff suggested, check the classifieds to see if there is anything listed you like. If you want to see really cool digging behavior and a population explosion I recommend getting a group of N. Multifasciatus which a few years ago were really hard to get and you paid $5-6 or more per fish now are pretty plentiful and you can get a group for $2-3 a fish.

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10 years 7 months ago #23715 by aquaticclarity
Welcome to the forum!

A few things to try:

1)  check here first: www.gcca.net/classifieds/index.php It's the GCCA classifieds were people post their for sale and wanted ads

2)  look through the vendor ads under the swap section (like you already did)

Contacting the seller before the swap, if you find something you like, helps out the seller by knowing what to bring and how many fish to pack in a bag.  So if you can try to let the seller know in advance.  It also helps assure that you will not miss the fish you are looking for.  (I know as a seller I prefer to deal with preslaes and I normally bring very few bags that aren't already spoken for)

If you are undecieded about the fish you want or don't see the specific fish under the seller or classifieds ads then just do some shopping at the swap.  Be prepaired for a lot of people crowded around tables if you come early but that's when you will have the best shot at finding what you're after before someone sells them all out!

As to price-there are no hard fast rules.  It's a matter of supply and demand as well as some other intangibles that effect the price.

Hope that helps!

Jeff

Too many fish?  Never.  Not enough tanks?  Always!

My fish list...

www.gcca.net/gccaforum/index.php/topic,274.0.html

www.aquaticclarity.com

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10 years 7 months ago #23713 by fishEH
Hey everybody, I'm fairly new to the forum and was thinking of attending the Swap Meet. I'm in the market for some shelldwellers but haven't decided on which kind.
What can I expect to find at the Swap? I read through the vendor list and saw a couple mentions of shellies. Is there generally a pretty good selection of shellies at the meets? These would be my first shelldwellers, what can I expect to pay per fish? Would it help to contact some vendors prior to the meet?
Thanks for any help.

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