Yeah... no. lol sorry hun but you need a lot, and a lot of money to properly breed them. You'll need a spawn tank, something in the lines of 20 gallons at least. A grow out tank as well so they can grow bigger.. as well as you will need to have MANY many containers and such to hold them once they get big enough and start chasing each other. You will need to heat every one of them. (Expect a BIG jump in electric bill when you do, which your parents may not like).
They require different foods for different stages as well, you need to either prepare the first ones on your own that can take a few weeks, or spend money and try to find someone who does and order it from them. Microworms, infusoria, newly hatched brine shrimp and vinegar eels. The fry need live food.
You can't just throw a male and female in together and expect them to mate. It's all up to them, and it can take a couple weeks to get them properly conditioned and ready/healthy to mate. Just putting the two in together will lead to problems such as you just experienced.
Breeding bettas cost a couple hundred dollars at least, a lot of knowledge, a lot of time, and room. It's not something you can just up and do and expect it to work and not have hundreds of little deaths. Even with the proper set up, expect there to be losses.
Breeder so I have too many to count and too many named to list here!
Last edited by Myates; 10-04-2011 at 09:41 AM.