Originally Posted by Stone
The oen thing I see over and over on this site is members trying to talk people out of breeding veiltails, if someone wants to invest the time effort and money into breeding veiltails, let them, we as betta lovers should not be snobish and brow beat and discourage people from doing something they want to do. We are all well aware of what most people think are the popular types of bettas right this minute, but next year it might not be the same people are pushing hard to get veiltails back in the spot light where they belong, there is just something about a nice veiltail with its long flowing fins that the others jsut can't touch
MoonShadow, my main concern is confirmation and health of my fish, so I agree about getting our unique kinks worked out. I'm absolutely in LOVE with Skerries' finnage, not bad coming from Petco. I can see where they're both a bit spooney in the face (more him), and where her back arches. Once I get the body down, I'll be moving on to color, maybe running two possible lines at once (form and color) and crossing them eventually.
Also, goats and bettas are vastly different, so while I have previous experience with breeding (dairy goats) I'm sure a nice escutcheon would be irrelevant here, so I'm trying to do the best I can and ease into the process. I've never raised betta fry, I can barely do guppy fry at this point, and I don't want to go out and buy some crazy variety that's going to give me headaches because of the complexity of the genetics.
Also, I am LOVING this discussion! Thanks everyone who has replied!