Originally Posted by PixelatedPaint
Thanks bettalover! I plan on trying to breed them this winter, so I will need a lot of advice and support. I have several 20 and 10 gallon tanks still empty waiting to be used. I'm so glad I found a place with so many people who love bettas as well!
Well before you breed, myself and many members will agree that you will need to have done A LOT of research. It takes quite a while to understand the betta fish behavior toward one another and just on its own. Breeding should be taken seriously, and not something that is just to see how it works. Of course practice makes perfect but please read and learn to at least know what you are doing.
And of course myself and many other members are here to help, but it does get a little irritating to see a new member come in and just say that they are going to breed or are breeding and asking many of us (including me) to give them step by step procedures that they should have known before breeding and need to know in order to breed and have a successful spawn.
Breeding is also not cheap at all so you should expect to spend at least around the $100 mark and that is just if you are lucky enough to find a worthy pair and other equipment.
So please do your research and learn how to breed, (the steps), different methods, what a 'quality fish' is, what is expected in a spawn, diseases and how to treat them, ect.
I can go on and on about how much and what you need to know when it comes to breeding. These fish can handle a lot, but with careless owners/breeders, they will suffer and die. I have seen many bettas go through this horrid process and some just suffer from the mistakes from the owners. It is just the hard truth and I wont stand for nonsense and careless mistakes.
Please dont take this the wrong way. I am not saying that you specifically are at these standards, but that if you dont do the research and things that you need to do you will fall under these standards. I believe that anyone can breed, but can they breed the right way is the big question.
The site that I recommend at the most without a doubt to give you the tip top facts and info is www.bettysplendens.com
It has (how to breed) and other info like the genetics of them and what you 'could' get out of a pair. Also you can ask members including (I) to look at a site and tell you if it is legit and the info isn't wrong.
Good Luck and Warm Regards,