I used to keep bettas a while ago. Actually I found this forum and went to sign up, only to find out I had signed up a few years ago. Well I work at a Petsmart and I feel the pull of the betta fish again. I used to want to breed bettas. It is still an interest, but for now I am focusing on breeding my other exotic pets (corn snakes, ball pythons, rats, mice). I want to start off with just a male or female betta and just keep him/her as a pet for a while and then if I find I have the time and money to breed, I will. Actually I was thinking of going ahead and getting a male and female, but I have no intention of breeding them right now.
I have two 2.5gallon tanks. The temperature in the house stays pretty warm. 75-84. I plan on using live plants and gravel. Just making sure this will be a good home for them.