And why doesn't buying a healthy fish make you feel warm and fuzzy?
It does but I get a feeling of..I don't know...accomplishment?...out of helping the sickly ones...and out of all the ones I have or had (and it has been over 50 of them)..only 2 did not make it. One had columnaris (which I would of passed on if I had noticed the fuzz..that is one disease I really do not like to mess with) and the other..no idea what was wrong - ammonia poisioning, I am guessing.
I'm not saying one should not get bettas from breeders via AB...I'm just saying that I, personally, like to give one sad, local, petco/walmart betta a good home. I feel that the ones from breeders off AB are going to go to someone who knows how to care for them or else they wouldn't spend $20 or more for one fish. I do not think petstore fish are so lucky.
I have seen the ones you have breed, BB, and they are lovely. If I was going to get one from a breeder, It would be from either you or chard as I am not able to justify the shipping charges for importing right now. Both you guys have some very nice looking bettas.
And now I will go back and read all the pages I missed....