My blog.. basementbettas.wordpress.com has a lot of info on breeding and raising betta fish. It shows my barrack system and the new sump I built. Discusses food.. live and more. It also shows the problems I have encountered and some of the solutions. Might want to check it out and see what you may be getting into. One does not have to go as crazy as I did.. but there is useful info there for the hobby breeder as well as those serious about raising lots of bettas and to a standard. Bottom line is there is no "easy" way to do this. You read and pick a direction then just do it.. then change as things do and don't work.
If posting the link is a no no I apologize.. and it can be removed. Just as much good info there as Victorias site [bettysplendens.com]
What is a good breeder pair of betta?
**Depends on what you want for the end result.. pretty fish or a BoS
Are there any species easier than others?
** in relatin to what? PK's are easier then HM or CT with their shorter fins.
What size of a tank do full size bettas require?
** again depends. My barracks have males in 4" w x 6" h x 9" deep cells. Females are in cells 6" deep. They are also in gallon container, beanies and soda bottles. Tail ends of the spawns go in a sorority till rehomed or sold.
What food is used when conditioning the adults?
** I feed new life spectrum "grow" to all my fish as the staple. Keeping them well fed is the best conditioning. A few small extra feedings will get them in good breeding shape. Watch the water conditions they don't get bad as you push food into them.
What tank setup & book cases do you use?
** heavy duty shelves from home depot. Each shelf holds 600 lbs.. or is supposed to. So far.. so good.
Where do I buy 5 gallon tanks?
** Walmart., but they are like $15/each. Watch yard sales and craig's list. But don't pay more than new.
How do I clean a divided 10 gallon with ease?
** you don't
And last ,but not least a simple & easy way to breed bettas?[/quote]
** when you figure it out let the rest of us know.