Honestly, for newer betta owners, it is advisable for them not to breed. Multiple tanks and or containers are needed. Multiple amounts of food. A space solely dedicated to the whole process.
Goals should be made in how you decide your pair. What do you intend to do? What colors do you want? Tail types? Some bettas, on the other hand shouldn't be bred. Mixing particular tail types can result in horribly messy and or deformed fry.
You WILL have AT LEAST 50 or so after the entire process, assuming you cull when needed. Which, that is a whole different hurdle. You'll need to be able to either sell, or give away the fry. Again, that brings us back to the goals of your breeding. Some betta types/colors do not sell well in some areas.
I do not believe anyone was disuading you from breeding. We simply wish you to have all information and to think about all the aspects. Sometimes that comes off harsh only because the case is that most shouldn't breed.
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