I've been reading a lot, with the idea that one day, when I'm ready, I might breed my betta. I have a lovely copper red devil.
As a novice, I am learning about what types of characteristics are considered "ideal" and which are considered "flaws."
I am struggling with this because I find many of the flaws (e.g. red wash, iridecense) are actually quite pleasing, visually.
Are the "ideal" betta standards just elitism gone too far?