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Some serious research is needed before you start breeding betta fish, not only how to breed betta fish but where to buy a female betta fish for breeding. Most pet stores don't carry female bettas, because they tend to be less colorful and showy than the males and most people are looking for a nice pet, not a breeding betta hobby. First research local stores, hand picking a healthy female betta and bringing it home yourself is the best so you do not stress the fish. You can also find online pet stores that deliver female bettas for breeding but the shipping process can be quite stressful.
People tend to think of all Betta fish as the same but there are over 10 groups of Betta species and more than 42 individual kinds of Bettas. The importance of the little differences between these different Bettas are much more apparent when you try to breed your Betta fish. For example male "Bubblenesters" (which include Splendens, Bellica and Coccina) create a nest of bubbles to support the eggs and the males are more aggressive. Male "Mouthbrooders" get their name because they carry the eggs in their throat and are not as aggressive. More Betta Fish Breeding and Care Tips
Some interesting facts about the history of breeding betta fish:
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I was surprised to see a story about betta fish on the “Advances in Physiology Education” website. It seems male betta fish are “an attractive model for the study of aggressive behavior” and the study finds that in the male Betta splendens given Prozac, that the small dose of Prozac was “sufficient to reduce the expression of specific aggressive behaviors”. Here is the article ----> http://advan.physiology.org/cgi/content/abstract/31/4/358