Links To Betta Stuff

Homepage of the International Betta Congress (invaluable to anyone who is even slightly serious about bettas):

http://ibcbettas.com/

***General Betta information(almost anything you could ever want to know on these sites – you can buy bettas from most of them, too):

http://www.bettastarz.com/home.htm
http://www.bettatalk.com/
http://www.bettasrus.com/
http://www.bettacave.com/
http://www.webvortal.com//bubblenest/index.html

****betta-specific forums/message boards/email groups:

Advanced Bettas – a fairly active MSN group which can be viewed as a message board or an email list. lots of breeders here – and a lot of canadians very, very informative group, especially for those interested in betta breeding and genetics -http://groups.msn.com/AdvancedBettas/_whatsnew.msnw

Betta Mania – A Yahoo groups email list, small number of members but very active. not as “professional” as some of the betta groups but informative and friendly, great for betta “newbies.” – http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Betta-Mania/

Betta Splendens – a HUGE yahoo groups email list – lots and lots of useful information. lots of respected breeders on this list – http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bettasplendens/

Betta Breeder Forum – a delphi forum for anything and everything having to do with bettas. also has a specific board for finding breeders in your area – http://forums.delphiforums.com/bettabreeders

The Bubblenest – Forums for nearly everything having to do with bettas – http://www.bubblenest.com/

Betta Benevolence – a less active but informative MSN group. Also has a specific forum for veil tail lovers -http://groups.msn.com/BettaBenevolance/_whatsnew.msnw

The Betta Obsession – a less active but still informative MSN group – http://groups.msn.com/TheBettaObsession/

Betta Starz Forum – message board but also has a neat thing called the “spawning school” people spawn their fish in “groups” and record/talk about how it’s going. great for first time spawners – http://www.aimoo.com/forum/login/login.cfm?id=332855

****betta breeding information:

http://www.bettasrus.com/bcorner/index.htm
http://www.bettatalk.com/breeding_bettas.htm
http://www.bettastarz.com/spawning.htm
http://www.bettas-jimsonnier.com/spawning.htm
http://www.bcbetta.com/spawning.html
http://www.bettacave.com/Spawning.html
http://www.bettalabs.com/Spawning.html
http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/Lagoon/1517/breed.htm

****raising betta fry:

http://www.bettasrus.com/bcorner/fry_juveniles.htm
http://www.bettatalk.com/rearing_the_fry.htm
http://www.bettas-jimsonnier.com/raisingyoung.htm
http://www.bettalabs.com/RaisingFry.html
http://www.bettastarz.com/frycare.htm
http://www.bettacave.com/Raising.html
http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/Lagoon/1517/breed.htm#Raise

****betta diseases:

http://www.bettastarz.com/diseases.htm
http://www.bettatalk.com/betta_diseases.htm
http://www.bettasrus.com/disease/index.htm
http://www.bettalabs.com/BettaDiseases.html
http://www.siamsbestbettas.com/diseases.html
http://www.nazarenenexus.com/betta/betta_m_d.htm

****betta supplies:

http://www.kensfish.com/ (excellent betta food (.5 lb, 1 lb and 5 lb sizes) at extremely competitive prices. also has mini-pellets and crumbles for smaller bettas.)

www.mreed.com/fryfoods.shtml (specially formulated betta fry food – i haven’t tried this yet but have heard great things about it)

http://www.orca888.com/beaniecases.htm (beanie cases – the top-loading style is perfect for betta fry tanks)

****betta misc:

http://www.waynesthisandthat.com/bettas.htm – weird betta experiments, a must read for those with incurable curiosity, very very interesting (and weird)