I'm also in love with that green eyed baby. I wish I lived in Canada (or that you didn't live in Canada! haha) I would love one of your fish. In any case, this is a fantastic log; I'm loving watching them grow up and it's helping me know a little more of what to expect when my time comes to breed Pip and Estella.
I also appreciate your culling practices. I won't have the heart to kill a fish that doesn't live up to "standards". I'm prepared to have fish that won't be breeding/show quality. If Mother Nature doesn't cull fish on her own, as long as the fish stands a decent chance at living a good life, it's going to live. I think there are more people out there than one might expect to take such fish, too. I know that I, for one, am more likely to take a fish that no one wants just because I feel sorry for the darn thing. But anyways, just wanted to throw in my support and appreciation that you don't slaughter fish that aren't up to par. Even ugly bettas can make great pets!