Alright, everyone, you convinced me!
I am currently contacting the seller since the auction has ended, offering a slightly lower price since I've seen her advertised more than three times within the past few months.
Regardless if he rejects my haggling offer, I will still purchase the female at her original price (can't blame a girl for tryin', right?
I am going to purchase my setup -
-10 gallon tank with a hood
-BBS (I will be making my own hatchery)
-plants (not sure if I'm going to go live...petco plants are atrocious)
- IAL (already have 20 and 20 more on the way)
- Frozen daphnia and brine shrimp for later
- and of course a container or barrier of somesort to separate the male from the female
- Live food for conditioning or frozen...I am undecided, but know that live food is the best for this. Either way, I want it to be mosquito larvae or bloodworms
I will keep her quarantined for about 1-2 weeks before I begin conditioning them - better safe than sorry.
The first time I bred, I started out with an infusoria culture, but I'm not exactly sure if I want to try that method again since bbs can be fed the entire time until 1-2 months (if I remember correctly). However, I am reluctant to use microworms because of the ventral fin rumor.
I openly allow criticism and suggestions - I would love for Stamps's babies to turn out healthy and beautiful.