I finally got a healthy betta (this time from my lfs) and I have fallen in love with his personality! I think Betta's are going to be one of my main focus' of fish keeping. I do have a few questions, and I would like to get people's opinions on what I plan to do for breeding and fry.
First my questions.
1. Breeding Different Colors.
I am really a fan of Mustard Gas Betta's. But I also like Slough, Koi, Gold, well, most colors. Is it okay to breed different colors, or would those make mutts? I am not going to be breeding for profit, I just want the experience and for fun. I am planning on selling them fairly cheap. As long as they are pretty and healthy, I personally don't mind, but I am wondering if that it frowned upon or anything.
2. Breeding Different Tail Types.
I do know that this is usally frowned upon, but what if I came across two different tail types that would be a great spawn? Would it make the fry deformed?
3. Spawn and Fry Setup.
Right now, I am planning on using food safe plastic storage tubs. (A) I am 14, so I don't have enough money for actual fish tanks, and (B) I have limited space in my room. My parents have said I must keep all fish in my room. Or the basement. I am planning on having an adjustable 25 watt heater, possibly a sponge filter, indian almond leaves, plants, bare bottom. Once the fry are free swimming and large enough and strong enough, they'll me moved to a larger tank and so forth.
Anyways I have to go but I would like for your opinions and suggestions till I get back :)