does any one know how to convince ur strict dad to let you breed At age 12????
I think by explaining what the IBC is and asking to join is a big step towards letting him know you are serious.
Making an itemized list showing everything you need and the price is another good step. You could even go as far as finding stuff on Craigslist and printing the page.
adopt a baby betta to see what is involved in at least partially raising one-although the hard work is done by then.
You could look through Aquabid and find very good examples of what you hope to breed. You could print the auction page for your dad to see so you could explain the difference between pet store fish and higher quality fish.
You could offer to start doing jobs around the house or Saturday babysitting for friends/neighbors of your parents to make money for your endeavor.