ive been thinking the past few days about the supply and demand of betta fish. there seems to be many breeders and also stores like petco seem to have alot of fish in their stores any time i go in.. it seems to me there is too many betta fish and not enough people to take them all, would i be right or wrong in this thinking??
if myself or someone just decides to breed them in our home and after a few years of gettin mayb 10 - 40 fish each year to maturity ,we are ending up with 100 + good fish each year what will be done with them?petco,petsmart and such wont buy them,the aquabid and the forums here are full of people allready sellin bettas,the small fish store at the end of the street may only sell 2 -5 bettas a week and may allready have a reliable supplier..
so then i come to thinking about culling fish,if i have gotten rid of maybe 10 fish to stores or people and i still have 90 fish in jars in my house and 6 months have gone by since they hatched,what am i meant to be doing with the rest of these fish?its no fun being overrun in fish you dont want,you want to breed again and try get nicer fish and better bloodlines or whatever the reason these people breed their fish for,to reach their end goal,but they have all these unwanted fish taking up space and eating loads of food and taking up so much time
what is to be done in this situation? you keep your best 4 or 5 fish out of the original 100, you cull the rest,then you breed more and do the same thing all over again?this is madness..
what are people doing with all these fish?how do you even cull 50 betta fsh you dont want,how can you give them away when nobody wants them?do you throw20 - 30 of them into your community tank when they are 2 - 3 months oldand hope something eats them? im really interestedin what people are doing,id like to hear peoples opinions on this please