Originally Posted by 1fish2fish
Unfortunately with this "breeder" all that is going to happen is tons of dead fish. It seems like if this pair doesn't work out he'll get another, and another and another until he finally looses interest. He refuses to learn about behavior and has a know it all attitude that is making all these thread spams useless wastes of time.
You know that I researched breeding for over a year before I even bought my first pairs?? OVER A YEAR. Then it was another 2 months before I even attempted a spawn and you know what? Both of those spawns were extremely successful (however my raising the spawn afterwards was not). One pair had not a single nipped or torn fin (which is amazing for HMs) and the other only had minor tears from chasing. I attribute my success to patience and taking the time to learn how to do it right the first time out.
It is just so sad that there is nothing we can do to save them, everyone tried to hard to get this guy to listen, but to no avail :(
Though I have no betta breeding experience, I feel confident enough to agree that your patience attributed to your success. As they say, Rome wasn't built in a day.