Boyfriend wants me to set up breeding of bettas, and I think it's great that he has faith in me and supports me.. and breeding isn't something I am scared of doing.
What makes me go "Gah!" is if I decide to get into breeding fish once more, I don't want to do what I did before and have multiple species being bred at once. I want to breed just one, as one species is plenty enough work as it is. Back then I didn't have kids and as many responsibilities so I could spend all my time learning and breeding when I wasn't in classes. So that means I need to decide what I want to breed..
Live bearers? Been there, done that, not that exciting nor hard. Most of the time the fry from live bearers are served as food. What I'm going to be doing once the cichlid tank is stocked (very very picky on type/quality/breeder of those fish- long process of finding breeders and setting up for spawns, etc. My boyfriend is a bit pickier then me when it comes to those fish lol) so the fry would be good food for the juvenile cichlids.
Angels are such wonderful fish with just as much individual personalities as a betta- literally. They can be trickier to breed, and the patterns can be fun to play with. Panda angels are my favorite, but would bring in some white and black laces, possible koi into the mix for the spurts of orange and yellow.
Killifish are cute and fun, but again, not that hard nor can you do much in the way of playing with patterns.
If I go bettas I actually wouldn't mind bringing in some wild bettas to breed over the common fancy ones.
So you see, I'm like "Gah!" on whether to start up breeding again, and what to breed. Le sigh...
So my question is: What made you guys get into breeding, and what made you decide the tail type/species? Maybe a different perspective on this may help me make up my mind, and see what maybe I am missing.