Originally Posted by kbraucci
I myself was not looking to show at the moment. I'm too new at it and still learning as I attempt breeding. I have had bettas for years now just never bred them. I get different opinions and open to all suggestions. I will never learn unless I can listen to what people have to say and try to help :)
I wanted to comment to this but forgot when I saw the pictures.
Anyway, REMEMBER there is neither a right nor wrong way to keep, breed, and raise this species. Each person may have different experiences due to different conditions, environment, etc. You'd have to compare each method, tricks, etc. then combine or choose a method most suitable for you.
There will also be differences about breed - or not certain traits; such as DT and rose. Some will say it is safe if done correctly. Others will say no . . . . I prefer to be safe than sorry and will always discourage (specially new to breeding) people from breeding rose tails (personal experience). I have no issues against DT though - only believe they shouldn't be inbred or bred to another DT more than 1 generation.