Originally Posted by belleangel33
Well that is true they can live healthy lives but I dont have room for pets... Im trying to run a breeding program if I kept every fry not able to be used for breeding I would be over run, and I need his 30 gallon that he was in all alone for the next batch of fry ready for the grow out tank.
I dont usually have a problem culling due to deformitys etc.. Its just I did get a lil attached to him or her because I have never had a lone fry to raise its usually a batch so you dont individualize. My boyfriend named it nemo the sole survivor.
I moved it to my soriety tank if he or she survives in there then i will brake my own rule and keep it as a pet
thats a logical reason though the occasional execption wont hurt. i hope he survives or finds a good home (if you decide to sell/ship the fish.) raising a fish without ventrals would be interesting in the future given i had a spot but spare room for bettas is hard to comeby for me also.
i can understand your sentiment of having limited space for hobbies or fish breeding. i love plants and have many of them but i cant go and buy every single one of them either. same goes for plant clippings on my fast growing plants.