There is some truth to this statement - My pair throws anywhere from 40 - 70% snows per hatch. In a hatch I will get mocha ocellaris (which are difficult to sell) Semi Snows and small percentage of Premium Snows. But if you do it right - don't go into debt setting it up and take your time the one pair can be profitable. If you where breeding regular ocellaris that would be very difficult to make any money on a small scale as they wholesale for $4 each. just don't expect that one pair of snows to make your car payments regularly. On a smaller scale the problem you will run into is shipping cost - unless you have a fedex business account your shipping costs will run $90+ for a pair and that will take you out of being able to be competitive in your pricing. Many online sellers will sell semi's for around $75 each + $50 for shipping if you want to be competitive you will eat half your selling price in shipping after stryo box / heat pack / cold pack and bags. I only sell direct to my local clubs and the rest of my fish go to a wholesaler. Luckily my pair produces a unique quality that is more desirable and I get a better price per fish from my wholesaler. I've seen snows wholesale very cheap due to poor coloration or markings. So it's important that the snow you choose for your brood stock have dominant characteristics to give you the best chance of nice offspring. It's also important to spend the money on quality grow out feeds. It does take a while for a female to be ready to spawn (2+ years and 2.5 inches in size) however your female doesn't need to be a snow. You can get a mature reg ocellaris and pair her with a strong snow and you will get snow flake off spring. Keep in mind the male only needs to be 6 months to a year to fertilize eggs and finding a mature female ocellaris is easy and not expensive. Even a proven pair of breeding ocellaris are relatively cheap. Good luck! Feel free to keep the PM coming if you have more questions!