I just wanted to drop in and introduce myself. I've kept bettas since I was a kid, although they were always the petstore variety. When I was in highschool I tried desperately to breed my bettas but failed over and over again until I gave it up. Years later I got it in my head to try again (with much more fishy knowledge). I now have two spawns under my belt and have many more in the plans. I recently purchased a "wholesale lot" of bettas from a breeder looking to clear some things out. I probably bought 50 young bettas getting close to spawning age. I also purchased two males that were supposedly bred by a Kelson Say?
I keep other types of fish as well and am an elected officer in the Heart of America Aquarium Society (HAAS). Among my other fish live a colony of Frontosas, and several species of Goodeids.