I always love learning about things, I hope you don't mind my curiosity! I know people like to talk about their fishy babies so I figured some people might be willing to answer some of my questions. I'm sort of interested in what breeding bettas is like to each individual. :) What is important to you in a spawn...
What do you yourself consider to be a super successful spawn? The most fish making it to adulthood? Quality, color, and finnage of the babies equaling or exceeding the quality of their parents? Or something else?
What percentage of your spawns would you consider to be a big success? What's the most fry you have hatched and raised to adulthood and what method did you use? What is the average number of surviving fry you tend to have? Ever have any spawn that was just very special to you--your first successful spawn, that one fry you never thought would make it, but did and was gorgeous, the spawn with almost all fry having beautiful colors and amazing finnage that blew your mind, or trying out a different method that worked better than you could have imagined, etc?
How often do you keep bettas from your spawn to breed later? Do you find you have more hold backs or that you sell the majority of them? What is your favorite tail type to breed? :) Ever do anything...risky? Maybe breed two tail types that shouldn't really mix, but might make something amazing? Or breed that petstore betta that just looked like something 'special'? Are you glad you experimented and learned through what happened(for good or bad) or do you have regrets for not following the general rules?
I dunno. :) No one has to answer every question if they want to respond. Just the ones that pop out at you that you really have a strong answer for and really feel like sharing your story! I just like hearing personal stories and what people feel they have learned through the months/years of breeding, whether they are new to it or have been doing it for years.