Have you ever seen a betta on Aquabid or somewhere else and you have your mouse over the bid button, gritting your teeth knowing that betta won't go with your breeding plan or just not the time to raise a spawn from them but you STILL WANT IT.
Well, here is your fix.
I decided to post this thread to help vent both mine and hopefully other breeders urge to purchase every nice fish they come across on Aquabid and other sites.
I want to mention this before someone comments on it.
***This thread is for people who are interested in high quality bettas, I have no personal problems with people who want to raise pet stores bettas AS LONG as they have thorough plan, start to finish of what they will do with the fry when they are of age to give to homes.***
But, to prevent members from posting pictures of any fish and saying "This fish is pretty with its colors" Here will be the rules for this thread.
1. A picture(s) of the betta in question with a link to their page.
2. WHY you would want to breed this fish.
3. What would need to be improved in further generations if bred.
4. List what in the potential mate should have to help improve form/color in the future generations (If you find one just link that too!). Or say a sibling would be sufficient to continue the line.
I thought this could be a fun, educational thread for new breeders or members interested in what a good fish looks like (Diagrams are great but I think a picture of real fish is better.) Along with people who are looking for a pair can browse here and find a pair that piques their interest with the Breeder's Choice stamp of approval
So I will start first!
I have to say, this female gets a big A+ from me, her finnage is clean cut with a great D shaped caudal for a female. A broad dorsal base with a strong, spindle shaped body with good scaling. Her anal is a little long but has good shape to it. Her color is great is well!
In future generations I would shorten the anal and begin to get a long, first ray in the fry.
The male should have a rectangular shaped anal that lines up with his caudal, it could be difficult to find this so I would keep a sharp eye out for one. A male with an upright dorsal that points forward would be preferred. I know the breeder of this female had a few males posted prior so you could ask if he still has them. (I couldn't find a male at this time that I thought would match her the best).
I hope to see other breeder's picks!