Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Coon Rapids, MN
+1 to Little
He's a great pet but not for breeding so love him as a pet.
Also like said breeding isn't something you can make too emotional. With the culling and the work ahead and breeding for better form you can't let emotion get in the way. You can't breed a fish because you love him. Bad form is bad form. They can be wonderful pets still which is just as good. Breeding is also a lot more than just making pets for yourself, I don't think a single breeder breeds to have more betta fish as pets. Everyone breeds with a goal in mind, some are breeding for a certain strain, a certain color, some to win shows, some to improve the species, some to save a dying old breed, some make money though they often fail and fall to the wayside.
Your fish isn't a monster, if that is how you feel about him as a pet then you are in betta's for the wrong reasons my friend. He's a wonderful pet yes. I have a dog with three legs, LIKE HELL I would breed him, he's fixed but he's still an AMAZING pet despite his deformities. No your fish isn't breeding worthy but he is pet worthy. In fact a lot of culls who are not killed are sold to only be pets NOT to be bred. So though a breeder would have culled him an owner can love him as their treasured family member.
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