Originally Posted by ChibreneyDragon
I agree with what Dramaqueen said, but if someone does not have the money to buy top show quality bettas to breed off the bat, then how are they to go about asking breeders on how to eventually breed to show quality?
Keep in mind, I dont want to offend Basement Bettas Opinion, or anyones.
But if someone can take wilds, and get VT, and then Deltas, and then HM, and breed up to perfection, or take a regular HM with fringing, and eventually breed a unique looking CT, then where can they get this advice?
If it is in the pet betta section, people automatically assume they are not aiming for show standards.
I think there are some good questions in the above post.
Say someone wants to breed show-quality fish. Could this person simply contact someone like BasementBettas, and ask to purchase two quality fish?...
(I ask because I'm more familiar with dogs -- and to get a quality dog, you need to be "known" to the breeders before they will sell you one of their pups. And even if they sell to you, it's likely on a "limited" registration that won't allow you to show the dog yourself. (Then again, dogs don't have spawns of 100+ fish! LOL))
I also like ChibreneyDragon's question about breeding new and unique fish. SOMEONE had to start the progression. So how would a show-quality breeder work to create something new, that would be accepted for showing? After all, when the first HM's were bred, there was no IBC class for them. But someone needed the vision to think "Gee, this looks like a good breeding pair."... Is it just a matter of seeing that judges are giving lots of awards to, say, bettas will fuller fins - and therefore more breeders aim towards getting fuller fins.... And eventually, this leads to a new class for HMs?