Basement Bettas

Raising Show Quality Bettas

Basement Bettas

Our breeding is designed to produce show quality Bettas. Our fish are regularly shipped to shows all over the U. S. and we have consistently placed and won numerous awards. We also hope to have fish for sale for both the serious breeder as well as those just wanting a Beautiful Betta to enjoy around the house. We currently are breeding Metallics, Blue, Green and Turquoise, Black and trying to establish blue and yellow marbles and grizzles. We are hoping to be adding Reds to the breeding program soon.

Our auctions are at AquaBid. Check it out for our current fish for sale, food cultures and plants. Feel free to leave comments or contact us with questions anytime. –Sherolyn



  1. do you breed these and is it possible to purchase these from you?

    Comment by Helen McCandlish | September 27, 2009 | Reply

    • Yes, I do breed these and I usually have several I can sell. Especially if you are wanting a pet.. you always get several you do not want to breed and they will tear a fin or do something that makes them unshowable. It is wonderful when they can go to a home where they will be enjoyed.

      Comment by comfortsofhome | September 27, 2009 | Reply

  2. Hello,

    I was wanting a pair of bettas like your male there. He is a looker. Thanks

    Comment by Pha Mouavangsou | October 9, 2009 | Reply


    Comment by copper luver | October 19, 2009 | Reply

    • Coppers breed true. Genetically, they are steele blue with a metallic sheen. So if you have 2 copper fish, they will produce copper offspring. Now I did get some platinum and various shades of the copper.. but all are beautiful because of the shine.

      Comment by comfortsofhome | October 21, 2009 | Reply

  4. Hi,

    I noticed some of your bettas look purple instead of royal blue. It reminds me of the strain that I used to have several years ago whom I got from the breeder.

    The fish I got was supposed to be a full-bodied blue… But I could swear that the colour looks royal purple with that nice metallic sheen.

    When I bred the pair, I got some greenish turquoise a quite a number of pastels. I just couldn’t get that genetics figure out on the purple.

    I was wondering whether if you know how to achieve the royal purple on a consistent basis? Thanks in advance. =)

    Comment by Lionel | January 6, 2011 | Reply

    • The purple comes from red under a light layer of blue. Genetically I have no idea how to create it, but I think some breeders are playing with that as the end goal. The color they are calling salamander is headed that direction. Blue is related to green and turquoise so you often get the 3 colors in same spawn. Add metallic and you get some beautiful colors. The Thai breeders seem to get that purpleish color fairly often as well. But then they breed thousands of fish a month and have more resources to play with new colors.

      My interest is metallic.. so they can be dark or light and any color as long as they have that metallic sheen. My mad scientist breeding is blue and yellow marbles right now. I have a bunch of a two week old fr,y so too early to see what I have. Have you checked out betty splendens site?

      Comment by Basement Bettas | January 6, 2011 | Reply

      • Yeah, I just read her page… It has great info on the genetics. Managed to re-familiarize myself with the genetics.

        I just got a melano male and a royal blue female from SiamImbellis… Planning for breeding season for the both of them…

        What can I say, I like metallics too.

        Anyway, here are the picture of the bettas I’m importing.

        Let’s see what we can get out of the spawn. =)…

        Comment by Lionel | January 7, 2011

      • Nice pair, should get some mice fish. My lines started with Siamimbelis females. If you are wanting to eventually show, a nice forum to get on is BettaBreeders : . Lots of friendly folks there and a lot of information.

        Comment by Basement Bettas | January 7, 2011

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  6. hi i was wondering if you currently have any Metallics for sale and how much they are?

    Comment by Monica | January 13, 2011 | Reply

    • I have a few Metallics on AquaBid here: . I also have a spawn about 10 weeks old that are metallics that are looking really nice. I am preparing for the spring shows so have to look at them for show potential.. but I should have some for sale from that spawn soon. After the show season the show fish not used for breeding will be offered for sale. I will trying to get some pictures of the males I have pulled from that spawn in the next few weeks to post here on the blog. Are you interested in a pet or fish to breed towards the IBC standards and showing?

      Comment by Basement Bettas | January 13, 2011 | Reply

  7. Hi, I heard you were located in Tx, U.S.A I’m currently in the market for Four new bettas, all hopefully siblings of white/gold coloring or a mix of both. I was wondering if you would be spawning any of that type in the near future? If not what other genetic patterns do you breed. Thank you very much for your time and I appreciate any response you give. Have a wonderful day.

    Feel free to email me if need be, (I have to fill my email in to post so I’m assuming you’ll be able to see it).

    Comment by Dee | September 27, 2011 | Reply

  8. Do you have the fish shown in the picture above.?


    Comment by Karen Feege | September 30, 2011 | Reply

    • No. He was bred and I sold him earlier this year. His grand babies are soon to be offered on Aquabid for sale. A few females headed to Connecticut this weekend for a show. He produced some very nice fish.

      Comment by Basement Bettas | September 30, 2011 | Reply

  9. Hi, could a steel female and copper male have copper fry? If not, what color would it make?

    Comment by Amanda | November 27, 2011 | Reply

    • Coppers are steel with a metallic covering. If you cross copper to steel you will get steel.. probably a metallic steel rather than the true steel. Their offspring [f2] would give a percentage of copper as you will get the steel with the metallic covering from both parents. That is how I went to metallics from copper as my first fish. I brought in a green actually to impmrove finnage and got metallic blue, greent and turq. I now get coppers back in the mix.

      Comment by Basement Bettas | November 27, 2011 | Reply

  10. also, how much is shipping for one female betta?

    Comment by Amanda | November 27, 2011 | Reply

    • Priority is $15 and express is $35 for the small box. You can have from one to four fish in the box. Don’t forget heat or cold packs [$2.50] if weather warrents.

      Comment by Basement Bettas | November 27, 2011 | Reply

  11. ok, i will probably buy from you then:) because last fish i got it ended up costing 50, :p

    Comment by Amanda | November 28, 2011 | Reply

  12. Hi, i bided on a DT copper female and won, when should we arrange shipment?

    Comment by Amanda | December 3, 2011 | Reply

  13. when will you have more for sale

    Comment by terry pridemore | January 5, 2012 | Reply

    • I always have fish for sale. Not many right at this momment on AquaBid as I have to get some photos taken. That is my least favorite part of the hobby.. taking pictures.. as it takes all day. I should have more up for sale soon or you can email me what you are interested in and I can let you knopw what I have on hand. Let me know if you want to show or just breed for fun.

      Comment by Basement Bettas | January 5, 2012 | Reply

  14. Hi, I am really interested in participating in a show and would like a pair of really nice royal blues or greens with symmetrical spreads.

    Comment by Kong | February 7, 2012 | Reply

  15. Great site, enjoyed reading through it. Gave me some ideas for my barracks setup.

    Comment by hsd | June 5, 2012 | Reply

  16. Do you have any double tail still blues or royal blue females for sale?

    Comment by Don Connelly | July 5, 2012 | Reply

  17. if you or any one is looking to sell pk-dragons-hm-ct please hit me up at my e-mail

    Comment by jimmy | October 15, 2012 | Reply

  18. Do you currecntly have any stock you are looking to sell?

    Comment by Micky | December 6, 2012 | Reply

    • Just realized you do. Silly me.

      Comment by Micky | December 6, 2012 | Reply

  19. I was looking for a black and red betta but could not find any in the pet stores by my house do you by any chance have any?

    Comment by Ameera | March 27, 2013 | Reply

    • Not at this time. I do not purposely breed that color. I sometimes get it in my black spawns.

      Comment by Basement Bettas | April 1, 2013 | Reply

  20. Do you think I should spawn my dragonscale male with my female crowntail.

    Comment by Mauricio | August 26, 2013 | Reply

  21. Hi, there! I recently began looking into breeding bettas and am in search for a young female. I have a nice red male that I will be pairing with. I hope to become more serious in breeding, but it all depends on how well my first pairing goes. I was just wondering if the only females you have available are the ones on your home screen and when you think you’ll have more.

    Comment by Jackie | May 22, 2014 | Reply

  22. I’m interested in some of your fish I was just wondering how much you charge 🙂

    Comment by Ashly tomlin | March 6, 2016 | Reply

    • No longer breeding.. Don’t have time. Sorry

      Comment by Me | March 6, 2016 | Reply

    • No longer breeding. Try for purchasing fish.

      Comment by Me | November 8, 2016 | Reply

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