While most people seem bent on traveling to foreign countries, my dream of retirement has always been to have a small homestead-ish type of farm. That is half a dozen years away for me but I would like to start learning how to breed and raise tilapia, sardines and shrimp for the purpose of eating. That is why I am sneaking this question into this forum I cannot find live tilapia in the pet stores or fish markets nearby. Does breeding and raising other large cichlids require the same skills, techniques and equipment? I have read that sardines are difficult to breed in captivity, but in other places it says that they breed naturally and quite readily. Can anyone comment on this?