Originally Posted by Adastra
Well, bettalover, when people set out to make those new tails they probably had a goal in doing it. The makers of the deltas set out with the idea that they wanted more volume in the tail and selected only fish with the highest tail volume and best branching, crowntail breeders set out with the idea that they wanted the greatest amount of web reduction possible and chose only fish with some web reduction. I think it's important to experiment, but you should still have a goal in your mind before you start, otherwise you're just running with scissors and hoping for scherenschnitt.
You should at least use a similar female with some metallic--if you're going to be housing a lot of fry soon anyway, what difference does getting one more female make?
Thank you Adastra so much!! I will take that into consideration, but when people first discovered bettas they didnt know what the heck thy were and they thought they should study these fish and their natural behavior. When they got enough information they decided to breed them and they didnt know how the fry will come out to look nor did they have any standards (at that point). so My goal is to breed a VT with a CT and see what their offspring would be like, then when i see their offspring i will have a goal, and that will be to make a line of VT and CT and perfect it on the way down.
Does this sound Really stupid and ignorant?
Im sorry if i upset people with my actions but i still dont want to change my mind and i still want to try it out!
Adastra was this your goal; to talk me out of it?