Originally Posted by tadaaa11
So I'm guessing you would suggest I go on aquabid and spend over 50 dollars on each fish just to have something go wrong during the spawning, leaving one or both dead? I don't think your attempt to belittle me is very necessary. For one, I have given you no reason to believe I am an irresponsible fish owner. Just because you don't like the fact that I want to breed "mutts?"
No, that's not what I want.
What I want people to do is do it PROPERLY, where NONE end up dead. You can get well bred bettas with good form and you get to know their genetics for about $10, right in the betta classified section.
I guessed you had lack of knowledge on breeding when I see you want to breed pet store bettas of opposite tail types, and you seem satisfied that they will kill each other as long as they didn't cost much, and you just joined this month. I'm not hating on new members, I was a new member at one point, and some of my friends here are newbies. But there are plenty of new people coming here like you, breeding for the sake of breeding. Most of those fry are going to end up in cold bowls, with owners who lack care knowledge or just down right don't care about the betta's well being. If you breed quality you can sell them to owners and breeders providing quality care.
Edit: oh forgot to mention. Good breeders would know how to tell a betta's age and know that pet store bettas are considered too old to breed.