Originally Posted by Croz711
I don't have the proper water source for them either ;/
What is your favorite type to breed? and What type would be good for a new breeder to start with>? ...I know it'll take years to perfect
Breeding difficulty is practically the same for ALL fin types but in terms of fin maintenance (from easiest);
1. Plakat: Short fins are the most adaptive, they can take both hard and soft water as well as high and low pH. Ray/fin Sensitivity is also influenced by ray count and fish age. More rays and older bettas are usually more sensitive. Though daily exercise is needed, yet it isn't as big a determinant as for long fins (unless it has excessive rays).
2. Halfmoon: Fairly adaptive as long as the water isn't too hard nor too soft. Ideal pH is around 6.5 - 8. Lower or higher parameters would ruin their fins, specially at a later age. Also an important issue for HM is exercise. Without it, the fins cannot spread to its maximum. A daily minimum of 15 minutes flaring time is needed.
3. CrownTail: Most sensitive of all fin types. Maintaining hard thick and straight fins can be quite a challenge if our water source is not ideal (softer water with pH close to 7). Daily exercise is also needed to avoid fins from clamping together.