I think it's unfair to come here and insult the mods of another forum.
Why? This is a rant section, if I cant voice my hurt feelings here then where can I ?
If you perhaps took the time to look around that forum and read the stickies you would have realized they have a stance against breeding pet store stock.
Actually I did read the sticky and I let the mod know that I had. I refuse to spend hundreds of dollars on quality fish without any experience knowing how to spawn them correctly. That is just a recipe for failure. I used my current fish to gain the experience so that I can breed quality fish. The other mod didn't agree with my actions and apparently neither do you and that's fine. You have a right to your opinion.
They have this stance BECAUSE they love fish and they hate seeing the gene pool so diluted.. filled with deformity and over population. They want breeders working towards a goal no matter what the tail type is. A goal that will better the fish. The mod in question actually breeds Veil tails and her saying generic was not an insult... it was the truth. You can't throw a stone without hitting a blue and red multicolor veil tail. They are common. They are everywhere. It doesn't mean they're bad or ugly or whatever you think the word means.
Generic does not mean common. Please show me a definition that states that generic means commonly found. Had she told me they were common I would have agreed because anyone who has even seen a Betta has seen a multicolor VT. However she said generic which is an insult. She is saying they are not as good as other fish, not that they are more common.
Hundreds die in pet stores yearly because not enough people want them. That is why the people of UB try to discourage breeding common colors and tail types.
No hundreds of fish die everyday because WE the people don't care enough about fish to push legislation that protects them!! The fish are not dying from old age! They are dying because the pet stores treat them like expendable crap and they know they can get away with it!! Like I told your buddy over there if you wanna make a change than get up off your computer and start raising awareness about fish keeping!! Start a volunteer group to come and clean out all the Betta cups at the wal mart's and pets stores. Do you actually think you can prevent Betta deaths by attacking hobby breeders?? Seriously??
That said if someone comes over there and says they're breeding VT and have this and this goal in mind and have a decent place for the fish to go then you won't find a better forum to be on. They have tons of very knowledgeable breeders there. Just because they don't always tell you what you want to hear doesn't make them mean or bad people.
Really?? Because I told your friend that I had homes for my Betta's and she still kept attacking me. Even going so far as to say I would have a hard time giving them away. Seems you didn't even bother to read the thread did you? You just jumped on the attack wagon just like they did...
That's all I'm going to say. I think it's very rude to come to another forum and bad mouth it and I think it may even be against forum rules.
I think it's rude of you to jump into an issue without looking at both sides. I think it's wrong of you to come and defend someone just because you are close to them. I respect your loyalty but blind allegiance is not very wise.