Eighth Betta Podcast -- Olde Dragons and New Revelations (Author: BettySplendens) (Date Submitted: 3/30/2006) As far as I can recall without thinking too hard, BC-8 consisted of Phil telling us about what bettas were like when he got started breeding them, roughly around the time of the Spanish-American War.
Seventh Betta Podcast -- The HM Betta with Rajiv (Author: BettySplendens) (Date Submitted: 3/30/2006) BC-7 has been hailed as our best BettaCast to date, and I think it is due in part to the fact that we reduced it to an hour, and didn't have ONE technical difficulty this time! But I think the main reason BC-7 was so successful was because of Rajiv.
Sixth Betta Podcast -- Salad Bettas & BC-5 Review (Author: BettySplendens) (Date Submitted: 3/30/2006) Unfortunately we didn't have a lot to discuss, so we limited it to rambling about spawns, a new homeopathic antifungal treatment for bettas, and discussing our interview with Dr. Gene.
Fifth Betta Podcast - SPECIAL EDITION (Author: BettySplendens) (Date Submitted: 3/30/2006) BettaCast V was a true honor because we were joined by my personal idol, as he is well the idol of most betta fans out there, Dr. Gene Lucas.
Fourth Betta Podcast -- Footcheese and Punked Out Males (Author: BettySplendens) (Date Submitted: 3/30/2006) BettaCast IV is now in the archives of history, and I just have to congratulate all involved. As usual, Team BC brought you a potpourri of the nauseating and the interesting, with a little bit (very little bit) of helpful betta advice on the side.
Second Betta Podcast - LIVE (Author: BettySplendens) (Date Submitted: 3/30/2006) Well our second BettaCast (and first live 'cast) is in the annals of the history books. I'd like to say it went without a hitch, but I'd also like to say 'Recedite, plebes! Gero rem imperialem!' (literally, 'Stand aside plebeians! I am on imperial business!')
First Betta Podcast -- Open Mic Night (Author: BettySplendens) (Date Submitted: 3/30/2006) Our first BettaCast was recorded Saturday night, and was, by all accounts, a success. By this I mean nobody actually made any obscene bodily noises that could be heard on the mic.
. 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 email@example.com, 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.