You need the time for more like the first 3 months, not the first week. You need to to daily to every other day water changes. You need to feed around 4x a day, in small quantities. The water needs to be pristine for them to grow well and not be stunted by the growh hormones. You need several hundred dollars at least for the proper equipment, including at least 50 jars. You'll need all the food from fry to adulthood, all the heaters, all the jars, all the tanks. You'll need good stock that you know the genetics of so that you don't pass on anything undesirable.
And most of all, you need your parents support since you still live in their home. If they say no, going behind their backs will not be a good idea. It will just land you in a bunch of trouble. I am a parent, so trust me on this.
And do you really have around $300-800 that you will need to do this? Plus all the time that is needed apart from school, homework, extracurricular activities, and housework? Along with keeping your other animals well? You will need time to not only tend to the fry, but to their food. They do best on live foods, and the time that that takes alone is alot.
You can't breed for money, esp if you're just going to try it. And think how mad your parents might be if you spent all this money on the proper equipment, food, pair, etc and you only do it once. You will be losing money.
Also you should focus on housing your current fish properly instead of jumping into new endeavors. When all that is straight, then you can look into doing more.\
Miah, my advice to you is this: research. Not for a day, a week or a month. Research for at least a year. Find out everything you can about bettas, from conditioning the pair to spawning, to hatching, to adulthood. Find out about their foods, about all the diseases that can come up and what to look for to dx it, and how to treat it. Find out if you're willing to cull deformities or fish you can't house and can't rehome. Find a way that you are comfy with for culling. Gather up supplies slowly, so the price isn't such a huge impact all at once for you. This is after you are sure you have proper homes for your current animals of course. Then in a year or two, when you know pretty much everything, (but you'll never know everything, b/c new info is always coming up) if you still want to do it, then work on your parents. You are young, you have your whole life to decide on this. Don't rush into this rashly, as this is not something to be taken lightly. You will be responsible for bringing lives into the world, you will be responsible for everything b/c they can't tend to themselves.
Last edited by cajunamy; 10-24-2011 at 04:23 PM.