Genetics - Layers and Traits (Author: Dr. Gene Lucas) (Date Submitted: 10/5/2002) From an article written by Gene Lucas in the IBC magazine 'Flare' (including amendments)
Tail-Biting -- Why do bettas do it, and is it genetic? (Author: Victoria Parnell) (Date Submitted: 3/30/2006) One of the most disappointing things that can happen when you have fish shipped to you is opening that long-awaited box just to find out that your gorgeous, long-finned male betta is missing half of his tail.
The Ever-Changing Marble (Author: Victoria Parnell) (Date Submitted: 3/30/2006) It is easy to become intrigued with marble bettas. For one thing, they are among the most beautiful betta patterns in the world, with their splashy spotted color and variety. Those that decide to breed marbles are faced with one of the greatest challenges in Bettadom; that is the definitive instability of the gene.
Basic Colour Genetics Of Betta (Author: Chris Yew) (Date Submitted: 9/28/2004) There are up to 26,000 different gene combinations to create that betta look that you have.
What is a Mustard Gas? (Author: Victoria Parnell) (Date Submitted: 3/31/2006) What is the difference between a Mustard Gas and a Salamander? Is the Mustard Gas extinct? Is it true that the term ''Mustard Gas'' is trademarked? All your MG questions answered here.
Dorsal Designs, Part I (Author: Dr. Leo Buss) (Date Submitted: 3/30/2006) Most Betta enthusiasts follow a well-trodden road. They become enchanted with the animal, learn to breed them, discover the diversity of the available colors and body forms, and eventually settle on some line of fish with which they work for an extended period. Virtually all breeders who follow this progression succumb to the temptation to experiment in an attempt to develop novel forms and colors.
Cambodian-Black and Early Gold (Author: Walt Maurus) (Date Submitted: 3/30/2006) Historic account of one breeder's experience with cambodian blacks and creating the non-hybrid gold that was instrumental in creating the Opaque white.
Dorsal Designs, Part II (Author: Dr. Leo Buss) (Date Submitted: 3/30/2006) The form of dorsals that we see today is, in part, a function of the genetic legacy which modern breeders have inherited from their predecessors and, in part, a function of the goals breeders are currently seeking to achieve.
. HEJSAN FROM SWEDEN EVERYONE! Everything in Sweden is going well, although I'm still busy learning the language and coping with a newborn, so it will be a bit before I'm as active as I'd like with the fish. This is a Facebook update! I have created a new BettySplendens Facebook page that will be used exclusively for betta-related networking. On the 16th of August I will be going through and deleting most of the people on my personal Facebook page who are not actual friends or family (many of you have become friends through the course of the hobby, and of course will not be deleted). If for any reason you wish to remain on my personal page, please let me know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or FB email. Otherwise, go to the new BettySplendens Facebook page and click the 'like' button for more betta-related news and updates :).
Tack så mycket (that's ''Thank you very much'' in Svenskie-land ;))! ~Victoria~
Slight change of plans! I have decided that, instead of reinventing the wheel, I'm going to create a personal FB page and use the old one purely for betta stuff. So if you're on the original page (now called BettySplendens Bettas), please stay put! :P
For all the betta inquiries: Just a reminder, I am not selling bettas in the US at the present time. I may begin to supply a few select bettas throughout Europe sometime in late Spring 2011. Cheers!
Spotting the Orange Dalmatian Ever since it first started being widely seen in pet stores around late 2004, the spotted orange betta has taken the hobby by storm. But what exactly is it?
Finnage Variations Bettas today come in a wide variety of forms, and new ones are being created all the time. Here are the most popular.
Choosing a Betta There are basically three ways of purchasing bettas. Buying them from a pet store, buying them from a breeder, or buying them online. I'll run through some important things to consider in each of those options.
Defining a Good Crowntail For the purpose of showing in the CT class, Crowntails are defined as bettas exhibiting at least 33% reduction in webbing versus ray length in each of the three primary fins (caudal, anal and dorsal). This requirement must be demonstrated in all three primary fins but does not need to be exhibited between all rays to meet the minimum requirement to be classified as a Crowntail betta.