Originally Posted by Fawnleaf
If they only keep their vision 6-7 months, why would you want to breed them? The fry would only have sight for a few months. That would really handicap them. You wouldn't be able to put any type of house/castle thing in their tank, because if they went in, they can't see their way up. That means they could possibly drown. Is that any way for a fish to live? Plus they would constantly bump into things. I don't quite understand your reasoning on that.
There are people that have worked their entire lifetime trying to get albino betta strain.
A sad fact is that most real red eyed albino bettas are blind. Another sad fact that I read from other people working this strain is that is that most albino bettas do not survive over 6-7 months. I think this is reasonable, but I don't know. What do you think? I refuse to breed a blind betta. Many breeders start breeding their next generation at 3-4 months. I like to see how they develop for at least 6 months to see if there is anything genetic that shows up later, regardless of profit. I really love bettas.