Thinking about what bettas to pair together (breeding)

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I've breed bettas before so the breeding, raising fry, and selling fry i have no issues with and don't need any advice with. but i do want opinions on what female i should pair with my halfmoon mustard gas male.

should I find a mustard gas female (will likely take a while as they arent common here)? or should I go with one of the 15 females I already have? I have a couple pink females, a red one, a few blue ones, a couple with black bases and then metallic green or silver scales, a metallic blue with red fins, and 2 full yelow females.

im thinking either a full yellow female or the blue and red female. what would you predict the babies to look like with either of those pairs?

I have a friend with a full yellow male betta so im trying to convince her to let me borrow him to breed with one of the full yellow females as well because you rarely see full yellow ones here.

my phone is broken so I don't have any photos of the actual fish. but i have photos from online showing what they look like as accurately as I could find.

blue and red female: Google Image Result for https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/female-plakat-betta-siamese-fighting-260nw-2002542605.jpg

yellow females: Google Image Result for https://bettasmart.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/bettas2day-female-hmpk-yellow.jpg

mustard gas male: Google Image Result for https://www.aquariadise.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/mustard-gas-betta-fish-in-aquarium.jpg
 

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I've breed bettas before so the breeding, raising fry, and selling fry i have no issues with and don't need any advice with. but i do want opinions on what female i should pair with my halfmoon mustard gas male.

should I find a mustard gas female (will likely take a while as they arent common here)? or should I go with one of the 15 females I already have? I have a couple pink females, a red one, a few blue ones, a couple with black bases and then metallic green or silver scales, a metallic blue with red fins, and 2 full yelow females.

im thinking either a full yellow female or the blue and red female. what would you predict the babies to look like with either of those pairs?

I have a friend with a full yellow male betta so im trying to convince her to let me borrow him to breed with one of the full yellow females as well because you rarely see full yellow ones here.

my phone is broken so I don't have any photos of the actual fish. but i have photos from online showing what they look like as accurately as I could find.

blue and red female: Google Image Result for https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/female-plakat-betta-siamese-fighting-260nw-2002542605.jpg

yellow females: Google Image Result for https://bettasmart.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/bettas2day-female-hmpk-yellow.jpg

mustard gas male: Google Image Result for https://www.aquariadise.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/mustard-gas-betta-fish-in-aquarium.jpg
i think the full yellow would be good, and will breed more "true" than the other ones.
if you use your friend's betta, be careful as they sometimes really beat each other up during breeding
 
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i think the full yellow would be good, and will breed more "true" than the other ones.
if you use your friend's betta, be careful as they sometimes really beat each other up during breeding
yeah. I was leaning towards the yellow but I saw a thread where someone said the red can brighten the yellow when bred with a mustard gas but i don't know how true that is because a lot of people say red is a dominant colour. I'd definitely make sure shes aware of the aggressive breeding and risks and i'd get him back to full health before returning him if he does get damaged at all.
 

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