We finally got a privately owned pet store in our area and when...and if..I buy aquarium fish I would rather do business with them.
But most of the fish I buy anymore I buy from a place that stocks ponds. Last year I bought 100 bluegill, 100 red ear sunfish, and 350 channel catfish.
It averaged out to about 45 to 50 dollars a hundred.I haven't had a dead fish in months and soon...as mentioned before I will harvest my meals from there.
Five pounds of catfish fillets go for 30 dollars at the local CO-OP. I should harvest over 400 pounds of live catfish from my ponds. They are small above ground ponds.
I have found that my catfish thrive on neglect. I just feed them.
I wish I too had the time and space to raise fish for meat...