My friend had a betta named Sasuke. I took him for her when she rescued him, and boy oh boy was he a REAL Sasuke -.- mean little bugger.
Male and females together: you could try it but have tons of live plants, a longer tank rather than tall, and stuff that tank to the brim with soft plants and artificial borders like driftwood, slate rock, etc!
It IS doable just not recommended - even experts have problems.
Breed for the breed, not for the money; the words any REAL breeder would understand.
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