I understand(I hope I do) that patience is required. I intend to get neat colors and if possible, maybe sell some fry. I would like to get store credit, but I'm afraid they won't make my hard work worth it and fail to care for the fish. I don't have a heater, but I realize that I need one and it makes me a little angry when people don't use them for their poor betta. I don't have all the equipment needed, in fact, I don't even have water in my aquarium. I WILL get the proper equipment before even trying to breed, and I have tropical fish flakes, pellets I intend to get brine shrimp, live and or freeze-dried, etc. I research as much as possible before getting fish, and I need mor aquariums. It might take two years before get bettas, so I have a lot of planning time. I will provide PLENTY of hiding places with live plants. I'm doing research on plants this week.(Iknow you didn't expect me to answer, but I did). I realize that bettas aren't good lovers, but if there is a fish, there is a way(to breed them). -Guppyguy As for the time, I need to look into that. I don't know how often to feed fry.