Basement Bettas

Raising Show Quality Bettas

More Fish for Sale

Kinda hanging on to a few males as the show season is coming up. But have some later bloomers from spawns where I showed fish this past fall. These guys are a few young males from my metallic spawn 43. This spawn throw big finned fish that carry their finnage well, even in old age. They are late to develop as they get big, thick bodies before the finnage started to come in. I prefer that over fish that get big long fins on the smaller, thinner bodies.. seems the finnage is not as sturdy as the fins on a more slower maturing fish. We got some great multis, greens and coppers in this spawn. The females are all very balanced and I don’t think I had a bad female in the bunch. Many took placings this past fall. So here are some of they boys I have left.

Got a cute and young butterfly royal male. He still needs to do some growing, but he is on track to be a very nice fish. Not as good a butterfly pattern as would like for showing.. but form wise he is super nice and being butterfly he carries marble. He would be a nice male to bring good branching and big finnage to a marble line.

And last, but surely not least.. my metallics crossed to a royal male I got from Karen McAuley. If your into bettas you know she is one of the top US breeders right now. Her fish have great form and are sturdy.. good bodies and top lines. My metallics also have nice bodies, good overall balance and great branching. Colorwise we are all over the place. But, with the form genetics in these fish we will reel back the color to solid metallics. If your into multis or marbles these girls would be great.


January 16, 2012 - Posted by | Butterfly Betta, Copper Betta, Metallic Betta, Multicolor Betta | , , , , ,


  1. hey i will take that marble dt at 1:56 in the video Met McAul Females. how much will they be because if they are not to pricey i might buy more.

    Comment by James | January 17, 2012 | Reply

    • How about $8 plus shipping. Express $37.50 or Priority $17.50.. heat packs included. Are you interested in just marbles or do you like other colors?

      Comment by Basement Bettas | January 17, 2012 | Reply

      • any colors really but blue marbles are my favorite. so any color with blue really. and i would like the marble dt at 1:56 and is that cellophane for sale? if ti is i will take him. and they are both $8 or two for 8? i breed bettas so i really like your quality of bettas. they are amazing!!!!!

        Comment by James | January 17, 2012

  2. Hi there I was wondering if you have a male or female red dragon plakats? thanks

    Comment by chai | January 31, 2012 | Reply

    • I only breed halfmoons and also do not do dragons.. sorry

      Comment by Basement Bettas | February 1, 2012 | Reply

  3. Your betta’s are beautiful.How much are they?What colors do you have? Sharon

    Comment by Sharon | February 16, 2012 | Reply

  4. Do you still have 44-E for sale? Thank you for your time.

    Heather Vignes

    Comment by Heather Vignes | March 25, 2012 | Reply

    • I still have him but he is currently not for sale. He is going to be shown this season first.. then offered for sale. He turned out very nice. Join us over on FaceBook and he will be posted there when he is offered for sale.

      Comment by Basement Bettas | March 26, 2012 | Reply

  5. hi i was wondering if you still had 43 z out of spawn 43 i would love to have him i was wondering how much he was! 🙂

    Comment by jaeden forrey | March 29, 2012 | Reply

    • Most of the fish from that spawn are sold. I have some light fish coming up in a new spawn. Will have to check and see what I have in that spawn available. You breeding or pet? And.. if breeding are you interested in showing?

      Comment by Basement Bettas | April 9, 2012 | Reply

      • i am interested in breeding and i dont know how to show if i figured out how then it is possible. and do you do check cash money or credit?

        Comment by jaeden forrey | April 10, 2012

      • are you going to answer me please

        Comment by jaeden forrey | May 11, 2012

      • You can check out my auctions on AquaBid. I accept PayPal as the only method of payment.

        Showing is easy. You just raise a spawn and send them to a show. I have articles in the blog.. just do a search for showing. If breeding for fun you do not need the same quality as breeding for show. And, you pay more for the better quality fish. I have no males for sale right now as most are being shown. After the show season I will be letting some go. That will be first of July.

        Comment by Basement Bettas | May 12, 2012

  6. also i was wondering how much one of your marble females or cellophane females would be?

    Comment by jaeden forrey | March 29, 2012 | Reply

  7. Looking for young females for a sorority tank…. Do you have any for sale? Only wanting half moons please email me back ASAP

    Comment by Kylie Copenhaver | May 5, 2012 | Reply

    • I always have fish, especially females. If your just wanting fish, no particular color I can offer females $5/each plus shipping. Even have some double tails.

      Comment by Basement Bettas | May 7, 2012 | Reply

  8. Is the butterfly still available?

    Comment by Rachel Kachadourian | February 1, 2013 | Reply

    • No.. I don’t have anything but metallic females at this time. Most of them are also DT’s

      Comment by Basement Bettas | February 9, 2013 | Reply

  9. Do u have any blue Halfmoon females for sale?

    Comment by jen | February 13, 2013 | Reply

    • I have some metallics. Very few left and will be getting rid of them shortly for tank space.

      Comment by Basement Bettas | March 19, 2013 | Reply

  10. I’ll consider 43 EE how much for him?

    Comment by Maxwell Leyba | February 24, 2015 | Reply

    • That fish was years ago.. The first number is the spawn number and I am well over 100 at this time. No stock available right now.

      Comment by Me | October 27, 2015 | Reply

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