I finally gathered all of the necessary equipment and KNOWLEDGE to feel comfortable and fairly confident in pursuing this new endeavor. I'm constantly learning more, even after owning bettas for 7 years.
This will be my first time breeding. I just set up the tank this afternoon, it's a 10 gallon tank just over halfway full with an automatic heater, rocks and a few artificial plants. About an inch of gravel on the bottom and a makeshift cover from an old tank. I conditioned the water with Start Right, and in 24 hours I'll test the PH, etc.
I was planning on putting half of a styrofoam cup on top for my male to build his bubble nest. Any other suggestions are welcomed with arms wide open!
Please take a look and let me know if anything needs to change/be added. I want to make this breeding as straightforward, comfortable, and above all, SAFE, for both of my dear fish.