He actually did breed a male DT and a female VT for his DT spawn...he returned the female to petsmart because she was sick and the male died after the spawn. *facepalm* I do not believe that brood will survive, especially if it was contaminated with a disease from the female he returned (and the fact he just lost a brood because their stomachs exploded...).
I agree that he should be finding something better to do...apparently I "ruined his childhood" by criticizing his breeding techniques.
Honestly..people that act like this typically don't have much of a social life. Plus, since his parents are purchasing hundreds of dollars worth of bettas, I'm sure they don't discipline him enough or they're trying to "buy his love" - seeing that his father is an accredited college professor might mean he might not have enough time to spend with his son, especially if his wife is a stay at home mom. Also, this all goes back to child protection services pounding ridiculous notions into the minds parents and children that practically any sort of real discipline is a "no-no" and that everything should be talked out. That's fine if the child is 15 when a majority of the numbers are mature enough to listen and give feedback. But at age 14-, things still go astray, especially when the child is going through puberty - they (a majority) won't listen..at least fully. (No offense, Duncan13 - I'm not saying that you don't listen. You are quite mature for your age.)
Through my observation, he's trying to gain acceptance via online communities by breeding fish so that he has something in common with the rest of the forum. He's trying to use the lives of many bettas as a means to gain acceptance...that's why I told him to wait - I do not believe he understands how priceless life is (especially since he returned the female betta to petsmart like she was a piece of merchandise), whether it be human or animal.