How To Start a Fish Pedicure Business

Sneha Santra
Sneha Santra Jan 19 2019 - 2 min read
How To Start a Fish Pedicure Business
Fish Pedicure is natural and organic procedure of foot exfoliation and has numerous health benefits.

A fish pedicure is gradually becoming one of the most indulging fashion trends. It has become an indulgence on the go for youngsters as well as elders. The pedicure involves dipping your feet in water to have tiny Garra Rufa fishes nibble away dead skin leaving them smooth and shiny. The fishes are also known as ‘Doctor Fish’ or ‘nibble fish’.

Fish Pedicure is a natural and organic procedure of foot exfoliation and has numerous health benefits. But, it is more famous as a recreational business than medical therapy and is a thriving business opportunity. Consider the below points before starting a fish pedicure business.


You need to start your fish pedicure business in a fancy place where you can get good visibility. Because it’s trendy and people may want to try to once, set up your business at a recreational spot such as malls. Your location plays a very important role in the success of your business. Choose a location where you can good traction and people are willing for self-indulgence.


One of the great pros of a fish pedicure business is that you need very few things to start with the business at low investment.

One of the main things you will need is giant fish tanks or small bathtubs where you can accommodate one or two people. Next things to bother about are the fishes and water. There are considerably many numbers of dealers on the internet who will provide you with Garra Ruta Fishes.  Some sell these fishes along with the fish care kit and instructions. You can also visit pet shops or aquariums.

Floors and other surfaces near the pedicure tanks should have suitable slip resistant coverings that are non-absorbent and readily cleanable. They should be regularly cleaned throughout the day to prevent the transfer of contamination while walking barefoot.

Other than this, you will need a few clean white towels and foot creams.


Online marketing is one of the most effective and fastest ways to advertise your service. Start with a location customized website of your pedicure centre. You can upload videos of customers availing your service and offer online bookings and discounts.

You can also consider promoting your business over the local newspaper; distribute pamphlets and brochures etc. Make good use of social media like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Word of mouth promotion is the most effective and reliable form of promotion. Remember to get feedback from your customers and put that up on your website. You can also give your customers a chance to earn some money if they refer it to their friends and family.

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