I have owned bettas since I was about 13/14, and have started breeding since I was 17 with minimal luck (culling a spawn due to an unseen genetic disease that hit the father, ex stranding me away from home, etc -what luck-), and now (19 years old) have had a successful spawn of over 200, plus have everything lined up for the fry ;)
I have learned so much on here from so many members... OldFishLady, Myates, Mr. Vampire, Indjo, etc (too many names to mention xD)
I actually came here from Yahoo Answers due to an awesome member on this forum (Anhel) and so far it has been 100% better than Y.A. Here we try our hardest not to judge, and we work with what you have while still giving tips and tricks to have your betta live his/her longest and healthiest life possible while keeping it simple and easy for you!
Breed for the breed, not for the money; the words any REAL breeder would understand.
You must know nothing in order to know all, for all is nothing and nothing is for all.