Okay, so I have been researching Bettas and spawning for a few weeks now, and decided that I would LOVE to try and breed a pair this summer. Naturally I want to be a prepared as possible, so I would love it if some of you wit experience could take the time to answer my questions.
1) Hopefully this weekend or next I will get to pick out my breeding male/female. (Possibly both depending upon tank space.) I would like to avoid pricy overseas shipping costs for a pair, so I found a local tropical fish store with some nice looking stock. Is there anything I should ask the store owner about regarding the betta's lineage or prior location? age?
2) Once I have the pair, what all should I do to prepare them for breeding? I have about 6 weeks before school lets out to summer, is this enough time?
3) Is June-August enough time to get the juveniles big enough so that I can go to school and still have time to properly care for them?
4)Once the juveniles are old enough to be separated, what is the best way to find them new homes?
5)If my fish must be shipped, how is this done? I have heard that it requires a license to ship fish, is this true? If so, how do I acquire one?