Originally Posted by Bettas Rule
Yes you do sound rude and I am glad you noticed it before you even wrote your post. (it shows the emotional state that you were in when you wrote this post) Can you try to be more supportive? Breeding bettas does not cost a lot and it's not that hard to do.
This is a myth. Sure if you wanna go by name brand everything and go big then yea it's gonna cost you. You can however scour craigslist like I did and find everything you need cheep and easy! Betty splendens.com has over 3 different ways to spawn and they are not all in a 10 gallon. Please try not to judge others and tell them how to live. I had enough of that at that UB forum.
I love this site specifically because it does NOT have this kind of posting. I understand if you are frustrated so maybe if you can't say anything nice you shouldn't have said anything at all.
What is funny, is everything I posted in that list, including prices and the type of betta is from the sticky on top of this section.
By a very successful breeder of these forums. There are a few stickies up there, and from what little the OP has said on what he is doing, he has done the opposite of which was recommended to breed. If he asked "Hey, do I do this or this?" Then he would of been answered accordingly and helped. I'm ALL for helping someone learn and experience these wonderful creatures. But when he says he is using a 5 gal, or that he didn't condition them, or didn't introduce them properly (a number of times, not just the once) and continues to not listen to the advice, you would expect some to get exasperated because instead of reading and learning and trying to do things properly, they ignore and expect not to get people to tell them to do a little more research? If he spent 10 minutes reading through the stickies, the problems he has been having (and still having after he was linked them) would not of been happening. Something as simple as how to introduce them. I want to help, why I spend time here daily to help people. To help their sick fish, or set up the proper tank, or whatever.
I can only ask/recommend something so many times before I throw up my hands. But in this case, I pushed further because I rather not have a few hundred little babies brought into the world, only to find he isn't prepared and they all perish. I would feel bad that I didn't speak up and tell him to do some more research since what little he has told us so far shows he still is lacking in knowledge.
Originally Posted by bettafish333
Ummm are you talking about me? who do you think you are? Your not the ruler of all betta fish! If you disagree with the way I want to breed, fine. But take it some where else so i can actually get some information without being attacked with comments such as "Instead they choose to breed their fish in a manner that spells disaster. They avoided questions, and continued to pretend everything was okie dory." You obviosly have a problem with me and i would hope you do not post here again.
Thank you bearwithfish and bettas rule and myates for actual advice! I am going to use a grow out tank and will postpone the breeding because apperantly i'm incompitent.
Now does anyone have pictures of there fry....? Im really interested in seeing some of yours!
Don't blame Pitluvs, she is like me and when it comes to the protection of animals we love, we will fight for them. You aren't incompetent, just need to do some more research. Read the stickies, look on other sites. Write down everything and make it into a check list of sorts to make sure you have everything prepared. Once you have everything set.. then by all means I wish you the best! You may have everything put together, you may have all the hundred jars with the ability to heat each one, great! But it's how you've said what you are doing that makes it look as if you aren't doing certain things the recommended way.
Thank you Pitluvs, you know where I am coming from and the fact that I'm trying to help and to get his attention to be able to help, and not attack.
Even if it seems like it.. if I was, trust me, you'd know. And I would not do anything such as that here in these forums as I am very fond of this site and many people who post here.