I got my females from the pet store, only because I could not stand the fact of their bowls being filthy. All the males were clean, and cared for somewhat. The females? Nah, "who cares about the ugly plain non-colored short finned females"... right? >< Their bowls were lined with black algae, green algae, brown decaying matter (I don't want to know...) and the water was yellowed. All it took for them when I got them was to be in clean water and they sprouted in size and activity over night o_O Just shows... proper care = for the win.
Breed for the breed, not for the money; the words any REAL breeder would understand.
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