I think I am going to try my hand at breeding a few fish. I can't find the yummy deep yellow/orange HM female that I got from Thailand. I found a banana yellow male HM on ebay; I bought him (it's my b-day tomorrow, so I feel entitled). I have 2 2.5 dividable tanks and an extra 10-gal with a divider. If I cull heavily, I hope I can get a few females of this color, and maybe some males to sell. I'm not set up to handle 500 fry, so if I cull the eggs to about 20%, maybe I'll get 10-20 decent fish.
BTW, it's fine to ship in the cold; just make sure they are HELD AT THE PO for you to pick up! They can either freeze or fry on a mail truck that's out all day. Then the mail person leaves it outside! I think it would be more deadly to ship in hot weather; I've heard of bettas living in 55 degree water full time.