Plakat Betta: This is not to encourage you or discourage you on breeding bettas I think everyone shoudl do what they feel but I'm going to tell you how came to my own decision.
I too have money for everything I would need to breed fish so i could just grab a pair and start, right? BUT if I'm going through all the hazzle for having to buy the setup, grow the cultures and care for dozens of tiny fish I should do it with fish I really like and that will probably get me fry I will really like.
With LPS bettas is very difficult because you never know what genes are dominant and will be passed on to the fish. So, I stopped myself and decided to spend my time and energy on my really beautiful fish.
Really, they keep me on my toes often enough to not want to have to care for another dozen or two. Yeah, I would LOVE to breed my new pair from Thailand right now. They are awesome and I love their finnage but the reality is that I want to learn first how to keep my fish happy and decease free before attempting breeding.
Besides, I'm terrified of the damage to their fins!
If you're really serious about breeding check out aquabid and bettysplendens.com
Victoria has some really nice HMPK pair for sale that will cost you 1/2 of what an aquabid fish will cost you to get all the way here from Thailand. Plus she will be able to give you their genetic traits so you can be more sure of what fry you'll get. Also, there are some US breeders that sell on aquabid, just look for the little US flag next to the auction title.
As I mentioned, this is my view of the matter. What you do is up to you. I'm not saying it's right or wrong, just what you think best suits you.