Join Date: May 2012
Location: Texas.. where else IS there.. lol
If you are going to try and breed nice fish, and work to the IBC standard.. first join the IBC. Then you get access to the breeders by the membership roster. Look at show results and see who is winning in the color class you are interested in. Right now my royal and steel girls are pretty much sweeping their classes. I have only one male and he is headed to convention this week then into a spawn tank.. or I'd be showing in the males too.. lol. So if you are interested in irids, me and who ever is winning in the males would be who to contact for stock.
Otherwise you need to develop your eye and learn to pick apart the faults in a fish. I'm real picky.. but some things you can live with. Rounded edges and narrow dorsals are easy to improve. Sloped anals are a bi-ch. Also got to recognize good ever all balance and not get lost in a heavy branched tail. Also need to see when over branched as that will be a pita to straighten out too.
Basement Bettas ~ Breeder of Show Bettas
Currently ranked first in 2013-2014 Season
Nationally ranked 3rd in point standings 2011-2012
Nationally ranked 5th in point standings 2012-2013
Regular contributor to Flare!