Hello! I am very hopeful for responses for it seems there are some very active users on this site.
I just recently have taken an interest to betta fish. I currently have one Crowntail male (Maynard), a Crowntail female (Dolly), a Veiltale female (Shirley) (and two Mickey Mouse Platy that are in a bowl with Dolly).
I would really like to start breeding them (I raise and breed pigs and am fascinated with genetics and breeding) but I have very limited space. I have read probably all of the guides put out there and also have a step mother who is very knowledge about about fish in general, so I do know what is not necessary for me.
What I am asking for is for some help finding the simplest way to have a successful spawning. I will probably invest in a 10 gallon tank, a few live plants, and maybe a sponge filter, but I would like to avoid hatching brine shrimp. I have read of a few alternatives but would like to know which is best. I'd also like to know if there is anything that is felt I absolutely need (for I'm a college student and don't have much money)