It would seem, due to the questions you're asking, that you're not knowledgeable enough about bettas to be able to breed them responsibly.
And I say that without trying to be mean. I, too, would like to take up breeding eventually, but I am certainly not going to for a long time. Perhaps another year or two. I want to keep the boys I have happy and healthy for at least a year while addressing these following questions:
Do I have the time to devote to daily water changes and multiple feedings in both a growout tank and dozens of jarred betta youngsters?
Do I have the disposable income to humanely house a brood of perhaps 100 bettas and keep them in clean, warm water? Can I buy and grow food cultures and sufficient tank and lighting setups?
Do I have access to parents of good breeding stock in order to avoid breeding bad genes into the betta?
What is my aim in breeding? Am I going to just be another backyard breeder, putting random fish together for random results, or am I going to make a plan to, in some way, better or showcase the species the best that I can?
Do I have the general knowledge of bettas that I'd be need to keep the fish all healthy and to spot small problems BEFORE they become big problems?
Do I have the require knowledge of breeding bettas, in terms of proper technique and adapting to the different needs and temperaments of the individual parents?
Am I prepared to cull?
I'm sure experienced breeders can add even MORE considerations to these. But I honestly cannot answer any of these in the positive at the moment, so I am very much aware that I am not ready to breed bettas yet. One of the biggest mistakes in fish-keeping is impatience. I suggest you be patient and do the research before rushing into it.
Last edited by inareverie85; 03-31-2012 at 10:54 PM.