So I have been thinking on this for a little bit, and was wondering others people thoughts.
As breeders we have the duty that when breed, we do it to advance the species. strengthen fins, better coloring, scaling, etc.
So the questions are, how do we balance this duty with the need to provide the consumer the variety and amounts they need?
So I have an LPS that wants me to supply them their bettas.
So here my line of thoughts.
As the supplier I will need to provide a them a steady stream of bettas. Which means I will need to breed at least once a month maybe twice a month. So this leads to other problems and questions.
As a breeder it is my duty to advance the species, and not breed bettas without a purpose, the colors, the fins, etc.
As a supplier I will need to provide variety. So I need to have a wide amount of breeders.
I need more types of bettas to breed. I have HMs, HMPKs, and CTs here.
Yet I feel I may need to breed VTs as well, lets face it the consumers want VTs
So as a breeder, how do I breed VTs rightly?
I do have a green double tail VT girl, so I could breed a line of DTVTs.
(I don't plan on jumping into an extreme breeding schedule right now. I will be breeding every two months to start with till I get the experience I need under my belt)
So what do you think? How do we breeders provide the consumers what they want, while holding up our end, and doing our proper duty to the fish?
Oh and so you know I personally understand that it is very hard to make a profit in breeding bettas. So others should realize this too.