I love veils. My daughter's favorite are crowntails, she has a little pet female who we love, but the males - I just want to give them something to fix their tails, lol. Here, we'll mend that sweetie.
My daughter wants to save up for a really nice crowntail male.
I'd rather keep females then plakats, but some of the HMPKs really
tempt me because of the colors.
A lot of the other tails just seem heavy and overdone to me. A well-balanced half-moon is a beautiful, beautiful thing, but often they have very heavy ventrals or don't swim well when you see them in person. ;) A betta doesn't flare all the time.
Personally, I think that veiltails WOULD sell if people bothered to try. Look at all the interest Darth got when he put up a thread about breeding his.
The only one on Aquabid who puts any effort into it is Chard56 ( ;) and one day, I'll have some of his ... one day). Although today I saw an ad from a Thai breeder for the first time.
Maybe if more folks put up some ads like this; http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...svt&1369481582
they'd find there was a lot more interest. But how often do you see a nice ad like that?
As long as serious breeders keep them their "dirty little secret", downplay their interest, never advertise them, etc, then of course they won't sell many! Because the poll does show that the interest is there, but for some reason, folks feel like they have to justify that these are their favorites.