Okay, here's the place where I ask all of my breeding questions. I haven't bred Bettas before, so I'm calling it before breeding questions.
First. How much will this cost? I'm not looking to make a profit. I wont ship out because I want my Bettas to be completely healthy, and setting up all the transhippers and shipping costs seems too complicated
(Plus I'm not a super breeder or anything... some spawns, but not a bunch) I already have a 20 gallon tub I can use for a growout. I plan on putting up craigslist adds before the Bettas even breed in advance so I know people want them. If there is some sort of Betta breeder organization anyone knows about in Oahu, someone tell me! So basically, minus growout tank and shipping, how much will this cost me? And how much should I charge so I cover the expenses?
Next. BBS sound like a huge pain. I can't really buy live baby brine shrimp... is there an alternative? And when could I introduce the first non-living food?
Next. How exactly condition them? Do you keep them out of sight from eachother and feed all protein stuff for a week then keep their tanks next to eachother while feeding all protein stuff, then place the male in the tank for ? hours and put the female in the container in the tank?
And lastly for now. What's good and what's bad HMPK finage? (Pics and/or links please! or a description!) I see HMPK's that look great finagewise to me but everyone says they look terrible... so I need some clarification.
In case you're wondering, I plan on doing Yellow marble HMPK's. My goal (For now) is to establish a line of yellow (marble, butterfly, solid, cello) HMPK's with blue eyes 0.0 (Then again I haven't studied up on eye genetics yet... so IDK if that last part is possible yet).