I have seen a bunch of threads recently about people wanting to breed their pet fish. Please do not take this personaly but... Your fish probaly isn't fit for breeding!
Bad Reasons to Breed Betta Fish (or any living creature in some cases)
1. "I am bord" or "I want a hobby to take up my spare time"
Please if your just "bord" or want a "hobby" take up knitting, do a puzzle, learn french I could go on for ever!
2."my betta built a bubble nest :D"
Congrats! That means you have a strong healthy betta on your hands! Thatt does not mean that he must be bread -_-
3. "Pretty colors..."
Thats great! But thats still not a good reason to breed him!\or her.
4. "I want to breed petstore fish just for the 'experience'"
...It cost pretty much the same to breed pet store fish Vs. Quality fish. Unless you want to cull a bunch of fish you cant home you will end up waisting more money with petstore fish.
5."Hey I have a male betta and a female betta i will throw them in a tank without reaserch or further consideration and hope for the best!"
No, just No. These are living creatures again incase you missed it: THESE THINGS ARE ALIVE!!!!!! Please that thing between your ears is a brain use it!
Good Reasons to breed
1. You love betta fish and want to work towards the bettering of the species!
2. You have lots of money, free time, and have spent hours reaserching my face off!
3. You want to breed good show quality bettas.
Important Things READ THIS!!!
1. Handle constructive criticism.
People in the betta world are all, in my experiance , they all mean well. If they say "that fish has a long anal" they are not saying "That fish is ugly you are a failure! Give up!" They are trying to help :)
2. know your fins
you need to eat breath and sleep finnage.
3. Find a group of breeders in your area
Betta people are funny :) plus they can help you with getting starter cultures and you can buy fish from them and get advise.
4. *** Join the IBC***
great organization you can get a lot of great info there plus withe pals program you may be able to get a free pair you just pay shipping!
5. have all your suplies ready!
food, tanks cups, the works.
Yes I am done! That was like an hour with tiny keys on my phone so if i misspelt something bite me! Rawr!