Originally Posted by Catw0man
Thanks for taking the time to explain your philosophy and correct some misconceptions. Although I don't like the idea of actually fighting bettas, I would never want the fighter "mentality" to be bred out either. They are simply the most amazing fish in the world (in my opinion lol) and it's the combination of beautiful colours/fins and their friendly/feisty personalities that makes them so amazing.
I think what most betta lovers are concerned with is outright cruelty and neglect....and we probably see more of that in our local fish stores than we would see at a responsible breeder who loves these fish and is dedicated to preserving their remarkable traits.
Sounds to me like BettaFx is a responsible and knowledgeable breeder who truly cares about these fish like most of us here do. Just my opinion after reading his post....
Yep! Got to consider that and I see many fish sold on aquabid very bad inbreeding, line breeding skills yet many dont NOTICE or dont' say a thing ;p it's far worse than doing something to sustain the bloodline rather than TAINTING IT! Yep I'm not telling you guys to accept betta fighting I'm just telling you guys to respect other people's culture no point implementing your belief onto others that won't believe it that's why I gave my two opinions on both sides both pros and cons =] very straight forward and common sense animal abuse is bad there we go. but some don't think fish are animals or are worth more than your dog cat etc. I treat everyone equally.
So again each to their own opinions =]
Yep neglect is crazy talk. If I did not neglect my fish I would not have the patience to treat sick fish to learn. I would not take my time raising over 6 spawns at once hatching brine shrimp twice a day water changing tanks water changing individual jars of over 100 every 3 days 100% water change. So you guys have a think about it. Even in Asia some would not care to water change that often. I also take the time to culture and feed my own live food to get the best out of them. : ] same goes to fighter breeders in general the nurturing of a fighter is far greater than of your typical pet store bettas or show bettas. It's just something people misunderstand. w.e.
I must say here. though if any of you guys are sensitive to culling bad looking fish or fish who don't flare much ...unhealthy. There will be a negative route for you in breeding. Leniency in standards in the long run will result in bad fish ultimately disappointment...money, time and bloodline wasted. I get it you want to save all your fry and juvies BUT as a RESPONSIBLE breeder since you tampered with nature itself removing the father instead of allowing him to cull the fry, you have to be strict with culling them yourselves. You do not see bettas in nature get man handled after the fry are swimming haha ;p
Thank you :] for your support much love,
If anyone comes to Ontario Mississauga or Toronto feel free to PM me and come take a look at my stocks more than welcome there is nothing to hide here. except upcoming spawns ;p haha!