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Oklahoma Betta Show

We did well in Oklahoma.  The red males took 1st and 3rd and their sisters got some placings as well. The blue and yellow marble line I am trying to establish had a female takk 1st.

My steel Single Tail Halfmoon took Best of Show [BOS] and his brother, ad Double Tail, took Reserve Best of Show [RBOS] Here is a video of the show.

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May 1, 2012 Posted by | Betta Shows, Shows | , , , | 3 Comments

Golden State Betta Show Results

Show Host Golden State Bettas        
Show Type   International        
Date 2-Apr-11        
Judges Christine Tanner Larissa Williams Mohan Balakrishnan    
Apprentice Judges Britt Coffman Patrick Henry Damian Garcia    
           
Group A: Regular Classes Area 1 2010 – 2011   Total Entries In Class
Division A1: Halfmoon                                  Non-iridescent Dark Solid Color ST Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place    
A1. Red STM John Leach N/A N/A 1  
A2. Black STM N/A N/A N/A 0  
A3. Red or Black STF Sieg & Judy Illig Sherolyn & Reno N/A 2  
Division A2: Halfmoon                   Iridescent Dark Solid Color ST Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place    
A4. Blue STM Leo Buss Michael Randall Leo Buss 6  
A5. Steel STM Sherolyn & Reno  Leo Buss Leo Buss 4  
A6. Green / Turquoise STM Sieg & Judy Illig Leo Buss Sieg & Judy Illig 10  
A7. Blue STF Sherolyn & Reno Leo Buss Sherolyn & Reno 6  
A8. Steel STF Leo Buss Leo Buss Leo Buss 3  
A9. Green / Turquoise STF Sieg & Judy Illig Joe & Amy Becerra Sherolyn & Reno 10  
Division A3: Halfmoon                                  Light Solid Color ST Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place    
A10. Clear / Yellow / Orange STM Michael Randall N/A N/A 1  
A11. Clear / Yellow / Orange STF John Leach John Leach Joe & Amy Becerra 5  
A12. Opaque / Pastel STM John Leach Leo Buss Karen Mac Auley 3  
A13. Opaque / Pastel STF Leo Buss Leo Buss Joe & Amy Becerra 9  
Division A4: Halfmoon                          Metallic Dark or Light Solid Color ST Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place    
A14. Metallic Dark Solid STM Sherolyn Craig/Reno Richenberger N/A N/A 1  
A15. Metallic Light Solid STM N/A N/A N/A  0  
A16. Metallic Dark Solid STF Jim Sonnier Sherolyn & Reno Sherolyn & Reno 5  
A17. Metallic Light Solid STF Joe & Amy Becerra N/A N/A 1  
Division A5: Halfmoon                          Patterned ST Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place    
A18. Multicolor STM Karen Mac Auley Karen Mac Auley Lori Green 14  
A19. Multicolor STF Karen Mac Auley Joe & Amy Becerra Lori Green 19  
A20. Dark Body Bicolor STM Sherolyn Craig/Reno Richenberber N/A N/A 1  
A21. Light Body Bicolor STM Karen Mac Auley N/A N/A 1  
A22. Dark Body / Light Body Bicolor STF Joe and Amy Becerra Britt Coffman Britt Coffman 12  
A23. Butterfly STM Joe and Amy Becerra Britt Coffman Joe & Amy Becerra 14  
A24. Butterfly STF Karen Mac Auley John Leach Britt Coffman 4  
A25. Marble / Grizzle STM Karen Mac Auley Sherolyn & Reno Sherolyn Craig/Reno Richenberger 8  
A26. Marble / Grizzle STF Leo Buss Michael Randall Joe & Amy Becerra 9  
Division B: Halfmoon DT Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place    
B1. Dark Solid Color DTM  Sieg & Judy Illig Sieg & Judy Illig Sieg & Judy Illig 7  
B2. Light Solid Color DTM John Leach N/A N/A 1  
B3. Dark or Light Solid Color DTF  Sieg & Judy Illig Sieg & Judy Illig Leo Buss 7  
B4. Metallic Dark or Light DTM Jim Sonnier Sherolyn & Reno Sherolyn & Reno 3  
B5. Metallic Dark or Light DTF N/A N/A N/A 0  
B6. Patterned DTM Britt Coffman Joe & Amy Becerra Joe & Amy Becerra 10  
B7. Patterned DTF Britt Coffman Britt Coffman Leo Buss 9  
Division C: Crowntail ST Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place    
C1. Dark Solid Color STM Leo Buss Leo Buss John Leach 4  
C2. Light Solid Color STM N/A N/A N/A 0  
C3. Dark or Light Solid Color STF Leo Buss N/A N/A 1  
C4. Patterned STM Leo Buss Leo Buss Leo Buss 4  
C5. Patterned STF Leo Buss Leo Buss Leo Buss 4  
Division D: Shortfin ST Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place    
D1. Traditional Plakat Male Sieg & Judy Illig Joe & Amy Becerra Joe & Amy Becerra 7  
D2. Show Plakat Dark Solid Color Male Sieg & Judy Illig Sieg & Judy Illig John Leach 6  
D3. Show Plakat Light Solid Color Male Joe and Amy Becerra Joe & Amy Becerra Joe & Amy Becerra 5  
D4. Show Plakat Patterned Male  John Leach Sieg & Judy Illig Joe & Amy Becerra 11  
D5. Halfmoon Shortfin Solid Color Male  Joe and Amy Becerra Joe and Amy Becerra N/A 2  
D6. Halfmoon Shortfin Patterned Male  Joe and Amy Becerra N/A N/A 1  
D7. Traditional Plakat Female                                                    (any color or pattern)  Yvonne Chaban Joe & Amy Becerra Joe & Amy Becerra 5  
D8. Show Plakat Female (any color or pattern) Joe and Amy Becerra Yvonne Chaban Joe & Amy Becerra 11  
TRIAL CLASS Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place    
D9. Doubletail Plakat Male                                  (any color or pattern) Sieg & Judy Illig Sieg & Judy Illig N/A 2  
Division E: Breeders Division *Note: For pairs total the number of entries in each class, not the number of fish.                                             Class winners in E Division are considerd for BOV appropriate to their respective gender and variety. 
E1. Color or Form Variations N/A N/A N/A 0  
E2. Form and Finnage Sieg & Judy Illig Michael Randall Lori Green 11  
E3. Pairs* Joe and Amy Becerra Joe & Amy Becerra Joe & Amy Becerra 9  
Division F: Wild Type Betta Pairs Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place    
(Not Eligible for BOS)          
F1 Small / Large Bubblenesters* Dick Houston – Bellicas Anthony Mazeroll – Coccina N/A 2  
F2 Small / Large Mouthbrooders* Dick Houston – Pi Dick Houston – Raja N/A 2  
           
Best of Variety Name & Class Winner      
Halfmoon ST Male Michael Randall – A10      
Halfmoon ST Female Sieg & Judy Illig – A9        
Halfmoon DT Male Sieg & Judy Illig – B1        
Halfmoon DT Female Sieg & Judy Illig – B3        
Crowntail Male Leo Buss – C4        
Crowntail Female Leo Buss – C5        
Shortfin Male Sieg & Judy Illig – D2        
Shortfin Female Yvonne Chaban – D7        
           
Best of Show Name & Class Winner      
BOS Male Sieg & Judy Illig – D2        
BOS Female Yvonne Chaban – D7        
           
Division G: Optional Classes (Not counted as Regular Entries)      
(Not Eligible for BOS.) Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place    
G1 Photography Jeana Earn Joe & Amy Becerra Jeana Earn    
G2 Illustration          
G3 Crafts Anthony Blaha        
           
Group B: New Breeder Classes Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place    
NB-1 Singletail Male Roberta Jordan Greg Rutlidge Anthony Blaha 14  
NB-2 Doubletail Male N/A N/A N/A 0  
NB-3 Crowntail Male N/A N/A N/A 0  
NB-4 Plakat Male Anthony Mazeroll Anthony Mazeroll Anthony Mazeroll 9  
NB-5 Singletail Female Anthony Blaha Joanna Taylor Anthony Blaha 7  
NB-6 Doubletail Female Joanna Taylor N/A N/A 1  
           
New Breeder Best of Show Name & Class of Winner      
BOS Male Anthony Mazeroll        
BOS Female Joanna Taylor        
           
Show Information   Number of Entrants Number of Entries Number of Fish
Regular Classes     273 286  
Optional Classes     0 0  
New Breeder Classes     31 31  
Show Totals     304 317  

April 12, 2011 Posted by | Betta Shows, Show Results | , | Leave a comment

What do we breed for??

Since we breed for the shows, one needs to look at the IBC standards. The form of the fish should show good overall balance and symmetry and be as close to the standard as possible.

The dorsal fin must be at least one-half the length of the body, measured from the base of the center ray to the tip of that same ray. The dorsal fin should also show good width at the base and volume. Like other breeders we have added Double tails to our breeding program to get this broader base desired in the show ring. Many fry will be double tails and others will be single tails with regular dorsals.. but others swill be single tail and show the broad dorsal base with 12 or more rays. We look for fullness and a long, upright first ray in the dorsals and hope we have that in the broader base fry. A variety of shapes are acceptable.. semi-circle, quarter circle, rectangular.. as long as breadth and volume are displayed. A triangular shape, however, is unacceptable. With the DT breeding, one must watch for the first few rays being short and spiky.

The tail or caudal fin should be at least one half the length of the body measured from the base of the tail to the center of the outer edge. When flared, the tail should span at least 180 degrees or half a circle or moon. We also look for the first and last rays to be as long as the center, giving them the sharp ‘edge’ to the “D” shapes of the half-moon tail. When these rays are shorter, the tail takes on a more rounded look, even with the half-moon spread. The long outside rays and sharp edges are a must in your breeding females. They dont have to be a full 180 if the branching on their tail is at least 8 ray branching, but they must carry the good edges. If you dont pay attention to this trait, you can lose it quickly. Personally, I will take better edges and less than 180 spread over a full half-moon spread and the rounded edges. It is easier to get the spread than good edges in a line.

The anal fin needs to be in proportion to the other fins, neither too short nor too much longer than the tail. Again, the center ray should be at least one half the llength of the body measured from the body to the tip of the center ray. It should be balanced and roughly rectangular in shape. Ideally, this shape is an isosceles trapezoid with the shorter side next to the body. Volume and fullness are to be desired. One must breed away from the annals that slope sharply from the front to the back.

Symmetry of the fish should be the same above and below an imaginary line drawn through the center of the fish. The silhouette of the three unpaired fins should be as close to a circular outline without gaps. Beautiful proportions are to be superior to a Betta that is just large. Although the fish are divided into color classes to show, the form of the fish takes precedence. In other words, a Betta with slight color faults and great form will place higher than the perfectly colored fish with form faults.

Female Bettas should be balanced and symmetrical as well. They will be a little smaller than the males and not have the length of finnage. Their fins should be full without being long. Females with longer than fins that is ideal for showing can be used for breeding. Avoid, however, breeding females with really long masculine finnage as it really messes up the overall appearance of the fish and takes several generations to bring back under control. Anal fins especially need to be watched to keep them in proportion to the other two. Being able to breed good females will do much to keep your line on track, and will also give you good placings at the shows. When ever I have had to compromise and breed a lesser quality female, the entire spawn seemed to not be what was desired.

When pairing your fish, avoid duplicating a fault in both. If the male has rounded tail edges, make sure the female is really strong here. It is also good to make sure they are strong in several areas together so the trait is reinforced. Choosing 2 fish where one offsets the others in faults will not yield a high portion of fish showing the combination of all good characteristics. They must both be strong in all areas but one, and the other must be strong there to compensate where there is weakness. Otherwise, you keep getting genetic mish mashes and faults will keep showing up, making no progress forward.

What about color? It is how the fish are classified and shown. But, the form must come first. Once you establish your lines having the qualities you need in their genetics, you proceed to clean up the color. By establishing form, you will have a greater number of fish with the desired qualities to now select for color. If you want to pursue a unique color that is not a classification for the shows, go for it. You may lose a lot of the form getting it established, then lose the color as you try to get the form back, but it may well be worth it to bring forth another beautiful Betta.

January 2, 2011 Posted by | Betta Shows, Breeding Bettas | , | Leave a comment

Michigan Betta Show Results

Show Host Michigan Betta Club
Show Type International
Date October 30, 2010
Judges Peter Goettner, Mohan Balakrishnan, Kurt Bihlmayer
Apprentice Judges Al Haskell

Group A: Regular Classes Area 1 2010 – 2011 Total Entries In Class

Division A1: Halfmoon Non-iridescent Dark Solid Color ST Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place
A1. Red STM John Leach John Leach #N/A 2
A2. Black STM #N/A #N/A #N/A 0
A3. Red or Black STF John Leach Sieg&Judy Illig #N/A 2

Division A2: Halfmoon Iridescent Dark Solid Color ST Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place
A4. Blue STM John Leach John Leach John Leach 4
A5. Steel STM Al Haskell Leo Buss Leo Buss 6
A6. Green / Turquoise STM Sieg&Judy Illig Bill Astle Sieg&Judy Illig 5
A7. Blue STF Leo Buss Leo Buss Leo Buss 7
A8. Steel STF Leo Buss Leo Buss Leo Buss 4
A9. Green / Turquoise STF Leo Buss Leo Buss Sieg&Judy Illig 10

Division A3: Halfmoon Light Solid Color ST Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place
A10. Clear / Yellow / Orange STM John Leach #N/A #N/A 1
A11. Clear / Yellow / Orange STF John Leach John Leach Sean Mahabir 4
A12. Opaque / Pastel STM Leo Buss Leo Buss Leo Buss 4
A13. Opaque / Pastel STF Leo Buss Leo Buss Leo Buss 3

Division A4: Halfmoon Metallic Dark or Light Solid Color ST Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place
A14. Metallic Dark Solid STM John Leach John Leach #N/A 2
A15. Metallic Light Solid STM Kurt Bihlmayer John Leach #N/A 2
A16. Metallic Dark Solid STF Jay Keating John Leach #N/A 2
A17. Metallic Light Solid STF Al Haskell Jay Keating Jay Keating 6

Division A5: Halfmoon Patterned ST Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place
A18. Multicolor STM Karen D. Mac Auley Karen D. Mac Auley Karen D. Mac Auley 5
A19. Multicolor STF Karen D. Mac Auley Jay Keating Jay Keating 4
A20. Dark Body Bicolor STM Braulio Estevez Braulio Estevez John Leach 5
A21. Light Body Bicolor STM #N/A #N/A #N/A 0
A22. Dark Body / Light Body Bicolor STF Sean Mahabir Sean Mahabir Braulio Estevez 7
A23. Butterfly STM Leo Buss Leo Buss Jay Keating 7
A24. Butterfly STF John Leach HERMANUS Leo Buss 7
A25. Marble / Grizzle STM Karen D. Mac Auley John Leach #N/A 2
A26. Marble / Grizzle STF Leo Buss Leo Buss Leo Buss 7

Division B: Halfmoon DT Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place
B1. Dark Solid Color DTM Leo Buss Leo Buss Sieg&Judy Illig 7
B2. Light Solid Color DTM Leo Buss Al Haskell #N/A 2
B3. Dark or Light Solid Color DTF Leo Buss Sieg&Judy Illig Leo Buss 5
B4. Metallic Dark or Light DTM #N/A #N/A #N/A 0
B5. Metallic Dark or Light DTF #N/A #N/A #N/A 0
B6. Patterned DTM Leo Buss Kurt Bihlmayer Braulio Estevez 9
B7. Patterned DTF Karen D. Mac Auley Leo Buss Leo Buss 7

Division C: Crowntail ST Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place
C1. Dark Solid Color STM Heisye Jeanine HERMANUS HERMANUS 6
C2. Light Solid Color STM #N/A #N/A #N/A 0
C3. Dark or Light Solid Color STF HERMANUS HERMANUS Jay Keating 9
C4. Patterned STM Heisye Jeanine HERMANUS HERMANUS 6
C5. Patterned STF HERMANUS HERMANUS Jay Keating 4

Division D: Shortfin ST Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place
D1. Traditional Plakat Male Sieg&Judy Illig Pam Spracklen Sieg&Judy Illig 7
D2. Show Plakat Dark Solid Color Male HERMANUS Sieg&Judy Illig Sieg&Judy Illig 3
D3. Show Plakat Light Solid Color Male HERMANUS James Heilig James Heilig 9
D4. Show Plakat Patterned Male HERMANUS Sieg&Judy Illig James Heilig 11
D5. Halfmoon Shortfin Solid Color Male #N/A #N/A #N/A 0
D6. Halfmoon Shortfin Patterned Male Jay Keating Karen D. Mac Auley Karen D. Mac Auley 4
D7. Traditional Plakat Female (any color or pattern) #N/A Jay Keating Pam Spracklen 9
D8. Show Plakat Female (any color or pattern) HERMANUS Phil Dorr joseph d becerra 9

TRIAL CLASS Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place
D9. Doubletail Plakat Male (any color or pattern) Sieg&Judy Illig Sieg&Judy Illig Kurt Bihlmayer 3

Division E: Breeders Division *Note: For pairs total the number of entries in each class, not the number of fish. Class winners in E Division are considerd for BOV appropriate to their respective gender and variety.
E1. Color or Form Variations Sieg&Judy Illig #N/A #N/A 1
E2. Form and Finnage John Leach Leo Buss Leo Buss 8
E3. Pairs* Leo Buss Leo Buss Leo Buss 3
Division F: Wild Type Betta Pairs Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place

(Not Eligible for BOS)
F1 Small / Large Bubblenesters* HERMANUS HERMANUS HERMANUS 3
F2 Small / Large Mouthbrooders* HERMANUS HERMANUS HERMANUS 5

Best of Variety Name & Class Winner
Halfmoon ST Male Leo Buss A23
Halfmoon ST Female Leo Buss A26
Halfmoon DT Male Leo Buss B1
Halfmoon DT Female Leo Buss B3
Crowntail Male Heisye Jeanine C1
Crowntail Female HERMANUS C5
Shortfin Male HERMANUS D4
Shortfin Female Jay Keating D7

Best of Show Name & Class Winner
BOS Male Leo Buss A23
BOS Female Leo Buss B3

Division G: Optional Classes (Not counted as Regular Entries)
(Not Eligible for BOS.) Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place
G1 Photography joseph d becerra joseph d becerra joseph d becerra 3
G2 Illustration #N/A #N/A #N/A 0
G3 Crafts #N/A #N/A #N/A 0

Group B: New Breeder Classes Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place
NB-1 Singletail Male Bobbi Walter #N/A #N/A 1
NB-2 Doubletail Male #N/A #N/A #N/A 0
NB-3 Crowntail Male #N/A #N/A #N/A 0
NB-4 Plakat Male #N/A #N/A #N/A 0
NB-5 Singletail Female Bobbi Walter Bobbi Walter #N/A 2
NB-6 Doubletail Female #N/A #N/A #N/A 0

New Breeder Best of Show Name & Class of Winner
BOS Male Bobbi Walter
BOS Female Bobbi Walter

Show Information Number of Entrants Number of Entries Number of Fish
Regular Classes 238 249
Optional Classes 3 0
New Breeder Classes 3 3
Show Totals 244 252

October 31, 2010 Posted by | Betta Shows, Show Results, Shows | , , | Leave a comment

PABS Show Results

Group A: Regular Classes Area 1 2010 – 2011 Total Entries In Class

Division A1: Halfmoon Non-iridescent Dark Solid Color ST
Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place

A1. Red STM Mohan Balakrishnan John Leach John Leach 7
A2. Black STM 0
A3. Red or Black STF Mohan Balakrishnan John Leach 2

Division A2: Halfmoon Iridescent Dark Solid Color ST
Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place

A4. Blue STM John Leach Rich Martucci Rich Martucci 6
A5. Steel STM Leo Buss Leo Buss Leo Buss 3
A6. Green / Turquoise STM Rich Martucci Mohan Balakrishnan Rich Martucci 4
A7. Blue STF Leo Buss Leo Buss Leo Buss 9
A8. Steel STF Leo Buss Leo Buss Leo Buss 8
A9. Green / Turquoise STF Leo Buss Leo Buss Leo Buss 5

Division A3: Halfmoon Light Solid Color ST Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place

A10. Clear / Yellow / Orange STM Hasan Wijaya Hasan Wijaya John Leach 4
A11. Clear / Yellow / Orange STF Hasan Wijaya Hasan Wijaya 2
A12. Opaque / Pastel STM Leo Buss Leo Buss Leo Buss 6
A13. Opaque / Pastel STF Leo Buss Leo Buss Leo Buss 4

Division A4: Halfmoon Metallic Dark or Light Solid Color ST
Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place

A14. Metallic Dark Solid STM John Leach John Leach 2
A15. Metallic Light Solid STM John Leach 1
A16. Metallic Dark Solid STF L & L Colston Nelson Laquindanam L & L Colston 6
A17. Metallic Light Solid STF Jay Keating Jay Keating Jay Keating 6

Division A5: Halfmoon Patterned ST
Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place

A18. Multicolor STM Karen MacAuley Karen MacAuley Karen MacAuley 7
A19. Multicolor STF Karen MacAuley Nelson Laquindanam Jay Keating 5
A20. Dark Body Bicolor STM Rich Martucci Rich Martucci Rich Martucci 5
A21. Light Body Bicolor STM Rich Martucci Hasan Wijaya 2
A22. Dark Body / Light Body Bicolor STF Hasan Wijaya John Leach Nelson Laquindanam 5
A23. Butterfly STM Leo Buss Leo Buss Leo Buss 13
A24. Butterfly STF John Leach John Leach John Leach 5
A25. Marble / Grizzle STM Karen MacAuley Rich Martucci John Leach 4
A26. Marble / Grizzle STF Leo Buss Leo Buss Jay Keating 9

Division B: Halfmoon DT
Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place

B1. Dark Solid Color DTM Leo Buss Leo Buss Leo Buss 8
B2. Light Solid Color DTM Leo Buss 1
B3. Dark or Light Solid Color DTF Leo Buss Leo Buss Leo Buss 4
B4. Metallic Dark or Light DTM 0
B5. Metallic Dark or Light DTF 0
B6. Patterned DTM Rich Martucci Leo Buss Mohan Balakrishnan 16
B7. Patterned DTF Mohan Balakrishnan Leo Buss Rich Creighton 5

Division C: Crowntail ST
Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place

C1. Dark Solid Color STM Rich Martucci Jay Keating Jay Keating 5
C2. Light Solid Color STM 0
C3. Dark or Light Solid Color STF Rich Martucci Rich Martucci Jay Keating 6
C4. Patterned STM Jay Keating 1
C5. Patterned STF Rich Martucci Jay Keating Joe & Amy Becerra 4

Division D: Shortfin ST
Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place

D1. Traditional Plakat Male Nelson Laquindanam Rich Martucci Rich Martucci 6
D2. Show Plakat Dark Solid Color Male Mohan Balakrishnan Mohan Balakrishnan Mohan Balakrishnan 7
D3. Show Plakat Light Solid Color Male Kurt Bihlmayer 1
D4. Show Plakat Patterned Male Mohan Balakrishnan Mohan Balakrishnan Rich Martucci 8
D5. Halfmoon Shortfin Solid Color Male 0
D6. Halfmoon Shortfin Patterned Male Jay Keating Karen MacAuley Karen MacAuley 8
D7. Traditional Plakat Female (any color or pattern) Jay Keating Jay Keating Jay Keating 7
D8. Show Plakat Female (any color or pattern) Joe & Amy Becerra Joe & Amy Becerra Joe & Amy Becerra 5

TRIAL CLASS
Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place

D9. Doubletail Plakat Male (any color or pattern) Rich Martucci Rich Martucci Rich Martucci 6

Division E: Breeders Division *Note: For pairs total the number of entries in each class, not the number of fish. Class winners in E Division are considerd for BOV appropriate to their respective gender and variety.

E1. Color or Form Variations 0
E2. Form and Finnage John Leach Leo Buss John Leach 4
E3. Pairs* Leo Buss Leo Buss Leo Buss 3

Division F: Wild Type Betta Pairs Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place
(Not Eligible for BOS)
F1 Small / Large Bubblenesters* 0
F2 Small / Large Mouthbrooders* 0

Best of Variety Name & Class Winner
Halfmoon ST Male Leo Buss – A23
Halfmoon ST Female Leo Buss – A7
Halfmoon DT Male Leo Buss – B1
Halfmoon DT Female Leo Buss – B3
Crowntail Male Rich Martucci – C1
Crowntail Female Rich Martucci – C5
Shortfin Male Mohan Balakrishnan – D4
Shortfin Female Jay Keating – D7

Best of Show Name & Class Winner
BOS Male Leo Buss – A23
BOS Female Jay Keating – D7

Division G: Optional Classes (Not counted as Regular Entries)
(Not Eligible for BOS.) Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place
G1 Photography Joe & Amy Becerra Joe & Amy Becerra Joe & Amy Becerra 4
G2 Illustration 0
G3 Crafts 0

Group B: New Breeder Classes Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place

NB-1 Singletail Male Bobbi Walters Joanna Taylor Joanna Taylor 8
NB-2 Doubletail Male 0
NB-3 Crowntail Male 0
NB-4 Plakat Male 0
NB-5 Singletail Female Joanna Taylor Bobbi Walters Joanna Taylor 3
NB-6 Doubletail Female 0

New Breeder Best of Show Name & Class of Winner
BOS Male Bobbi Walters – NB1
BOS Female Joanna Taylor – NB5

Show Information Number of Entrants Number of Entries Number of Fish
Regular Classes 235 238
Optional Classes 4 0
New Breeder Classes 11 11
Show Totals 15 250 249

Photo by GreatBetta.. see link to his Aquabid auctions

October 16, 2010 Posted by | Betta Shows, Show Results | , | 2 Comments

First Coast Betta Show Results

Our fish are safely back in their containers and here are the results of the show in Florida.

Photograph is not of the show but one of GreatBettas spectacular Halfmoons. See link sidebar for more of his fish.

Division A1: Halfmoon Non-iridescent Dark Solid Color ST
Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place
A1. Red STM Ben Rodriguez Ben Rodriguez Ben Rodriguez 3
A2. Black STM Ben Rodriguez Ben Rodriguez 2
A3. Red or Black STF Mohan Balakrishnan Jon Limhengco Sieg & Judy Illig 6

Division A2: Halfmoon Iridescent Dark Solid Color ST
Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place
A4. Blue STM Mohan Balakrishnan Jon Limhengco Ben Rodriguez 4
A5. Steel STM Leo Buss Leo Buss Robert Pearre 3
A6. Green / Turquoise STM Sherolyn & Reno
A7. Blue STF Leo Buss Leo Buss Jon Limhengco 6
A8. Steel STF Leo Buss Leo Buss Leo Buss 4
A9. Green / Turquoise STF Leo Buss Sherolyn & Reno Karen MacAuley 5

Division A3: Halfmoon Light Solid Color ST
Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place
A10. Clear / Yellow / Orange STM
John Leach Kendra Watson 2
A11. Clear / Yellow / Orange STF
Karen MacAuley Mohan Balakrishnan Kendra Watson 3
A12. Opaque / Pastel STM
John Leach Jay Keating 2
A13. Opaque / Pastel STF
Leo Buss Leo Buss Leo Buss 7

Division A4: Halfmoon Metallic Dark or Light Solid Color ST
Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place
A14. Metallic Dark Solid STM
Jon Limhengco Jon Limhengco 2
A15. Metallic Light Solid STM 0
A16. Metallic Dark Solid STF
Karen MacAuley Jon Limhengco Jon Limhengco 6
A17. Metallic Light Solid STF
Sherolyn & Reno Jon Limhengco Kendra Watson 3

Division A5: Halfmoon Patterned ST
Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place
A18. Multicolor STM Karen MacAuley Karen MacAuley Jon Limhengco 10
A19. Multicolor STF Karen MacAuley Karen MacAuley Joe & Amy Becerra 8
A20. Dark Body Bicolor STM Jon Limhengco John Leach Ben Rodriguez 3
A21. Light Body Bicolor STM Michael Randall 1
A22. Dark Body / Light Body Bicolor STF Joe & Amy Becerra Michael Randall Joe & Amy Becerra 6
A23. Butterfly STM John Leach John Leach Jay Keating 8
A24. Butterfly STF John Leach Michael Randall John Leach 5
A25. Marble / Grizzle STM Robert Pearre John Leach Karen MacAuley 10
A26. Marble / Grizzle STF Jay Keating Joe & Amy Becerra Jay Keating 5

Division B: Halfmoon DT
Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place
B1. Dark Solid Color DTM Ben Rodriguez Ben Rodriguez Sherolyn  & Reno  3
B2. Light Solid Color DTM 0
B3. Dark or Light Solid Color DTF Sieg & Judy Illig Mohan Balakrishnan Leo Buss 3
B4. Metallic Dark or Light DTM 0
B5. Metallic Dark or Light DTF 0
B6. Patterned DTM Ben Rodriguez Jon Limhengco Karen MacAuley 9
B7. Patterned DTF Mohan Balakrishnan Jon Limhengco Michael Randall 10

Division C: Crowntail ST
Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place
C1. Dark Solid Color STM Ben Rodriguez Jay Keating Ben Rodriguez 5
C2. Light Solid Color STM 0
C3. Dark or Light Solid Color STF Jay Keating Jay Keating Jay Keating 6
C4. Patterned STM 0
C5. Patterned STF Joe & Amy Becerra Joe & Amy Becerra Joe & Amy Becerra 4

Division D: Shortfin ST
Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place
D1. Traditional Plakat Male Michael Randall Sieg & Judy Illig Ben Rodriguez 5
D2. Show Plakat Dark Solid Color Male Sieg & Judy Illig Sieg & Judy Illig Lori Green 7
D3. Show Plakat Light Solid Color Male 0
D4. Show Plakat Patterned Male Sieg & Judy Illig Sieg & Judy Illig Mohan Balakrishnan 6
D5. Halfmoon Shortfin Solid Color Male Mohan Balakrishnan 1
D6. Halfmoon Shortfin Patterned Male 0
D7. Traditional Plakat Female Jay Keating Jay Keating Joe & Amy Becerra 11
D8. Show Plakat Female Joe & Amy Becerra Joe & Amy Becerra Jay Keating 10

TRIAL CLASS
Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place
D9. Doubletail Plakat Male Wayne McLain 1

Division E: Breeders Division
*Note: For pairs total the number of entries in each class, not the number of fish.
Class winners in E Division are considerd for BOV appropriate to their respective gender and variety.

E1. Color or Form Variations Michael Randall Michael Randall Michael Randall 10
E2. Form and Finnage Karen Macaley Leo Buss John Leach 7
E3. Pairs* 0

Division F: Wild Type Betta Pairs

Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place

(Not Eligible for BOS)
F1 Small / Large Bubblenesters* Dick Houston Dick Houston Dick Houston 3

F2 Small / Large Mouthbrooders* Dick Houston Dick Houston Dick Houston 3

Best of Variety Name & Class Winner

Halfmoon ST Male Karen MacAuley – A18
Halfmoon ST Female Leo Buss – A13
Halfmoon DT Male Ben Rodriguez – B1
Halfmoon DT Female Sieg & Judy Illig – B3
Crowntail Male Ben Rodriguez – C1
Crowntail Female Jay Keating – C3
Shortfin Male Sieg & Judy Illig – D4
Shortfin Female Joe & Amy Becerra – D8

Best of Show Name & Class Winner
BOS Male Karen MacAuley – A18
BOS Female Leo Buss – A13

Division G: Optional Classes (Not counted as Regular Entries)
(Not Eligible for BOS.) Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place
G1 Photography Joe & Amy Becerra Jeana Earn Joe & Amy Becerra 8
G2 Illustration 0
G3 Crafts 0

Group B: New Breeder Classes Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place
NB-1 Singletail Male C. Bailey Susan Horlick Susan Horlick 4
NB-2 Doubletail Male 0
NB-3 Crowntail Male C. Bailey 1
NB-4 Plakat Male Susan Horlick 1
NB-5 Singletail Female Susan Horlick Susan Horlick Susan Horlick 6
NB-6 Doubletail Female 0

New Breeder Best of Show Name & Class of Winner
BOS Male Susan Horlick – NB4
BOS Female Susan Horlick – NB5

September 26, 2010 Posted by | Betta Shows, Show Results | , | Leave a comment

ABS Show Results

Well, the fish went to Connecticut this weekend for the Astral Betta Society show and here are the results:

Group A: Regular Classes
Division A1- Halfmoon Non-Irid.Dark Solid Color ST

Class: A1-Red STM # in Class: 6
First: Greg Engler
Second: Mohan Balakrishnan
Third: John ( Jay) Walsh

Class: A2-Black STM # in Class: 0
First:
Second:
Third:

Class: A3-Red or Black STF # in Class: 4
First: Jonathan Limhengco
Second: Mohan Balakrishnan
Third: Mohan Balakrishnan

Division A2- Halfmoon Irid. Dark Solid Color ST

Class: A4- Blue STM # in Class: 4
First: Jonathan Limhengco
Second: Greg Engler
Third: Greg Engler

Class: A5-Steel STM # in Class: 1

First: Leo Buss
Second:
Third:

Class: A6-Green/Turquoise STM # in Class: 2
First: Sherolyn & Reno
Second: Sherolyn & Reno
Third:

Class: A7-Blue STF # in Class: 8
First: Jonathan Limhengco
Second: Mohan Balakrishnan
Third: Jonathan Limhengco

Class: A8-Steel STF # in Class: 5
First: Leo Buss
Second: Leo Buss
Third: Leo Buss

Class: A9-Green/Turquoise STF # in Class: 2
First: Jay Keating
Second: DQ
Third:

Division A3-Halfmoon Light Solid Color ST

Class: A10-Clear/Yellow/Orange STM # in Class: 0
First:
Second:
Third:

Class: A11-Clear/Yellow/Orange STF # in Class: 1
First: Mohan Balakrishnan
Second:
Third:

Class: A12-Opaque/Pastel STM # in Class: 1
First: Jay Keating
Second:
Third:

Class: A13-Opaque/Pastel STF # in Class: 10
First: Leo Buss
Second: Jay Keating
Third: Jay Keating

Division A4-Halfmoon Metallic Dark/Light Solid ST

Class: A14-Metallic Dark Solid STM #In Class: 2
First: Jonathan Limhengco
Second: Sherolyn & Reno
Third:

Class: A15-Metallic Light Solid STM # In Class: 0
First:
Second:
Third:

Class: A16-Metallic Dark Solid STF # In Class: 4
First: Sherolyn & Reno
Second: Sherolyn & Reno
Third: Karen Macauley

Class: A17-Metallic Light Solid STF # In Class: 5
First: Sherolyn & Reno
Second: Sherolyn & Reno
Third: Jonathan Limhengco

Division A5-Halfmoon Patterned ST

Class: A18-Multicolor STM # In Class: 7
First: Karen Macauley
Second: Karen Macauley
Third: Karen Macauley

Class: A19-Multicolor STF # In Class: 6
First: Karen Macauley
Second: Jay Keating
Third: Jay Keating

Class: A20-Dark Body Bi-Color STM # In Class: 4
First: Jonathan Limhengco
Second: Jonathan Limhengco
Third: Nicole Williams

Class: A21-Light Body Bi-Color STM # In Class: 1
First: Nicole Williams
Second:
Third:

Class: A22-Dark/Light Bi-Color STF # In Class: 12
First: Jonathan Limhengco
Second: Jonathan Limhengco
Third: Nicole Williams

Class: A23-Butterfly STM # In Class: 7
First: Leo Buss
Second: Jay Keating
Third: Leo Buss

Class: A24-Butterfly STF # In Class: 9
First: Jay Keating
Second: Michael Randall
Third: Karen Macauley

Class: A25-Marble/Grizzle STM # In Class: 2

First: Jay Keating
Second: Jonathan Limhengco
Third:

Class: A26-Marble/Grizzle STF # In Class: 4
First: Jay Keating
Second: Joe and Amy Becerra
Third: Leo Buss

Division B-Halfmoon DT

Class: B1-Dark Solid Color DTM # In Class: 1
First: Greg Engler
Second:
Third:

Class: B2-Light Solid Color DTM # In Class: 0
First:
Second:
Third:

Class: B3-Dark/Light Solid Color DTF # In Class: 2
First: Mohan Balakrishnan
Second: Leo Buss
Third: Mohan Balakrishnan

Class: B4-Metallic Dark/Light DTM # In Class: 0
First:
Second:
Third:

Class: B5-Metallic Dark/Light DTF # In Class: 0
First:
Second:
Third:

Class: B6-Patterned DTM # In Class: 3
First: Jonathan Limhengco
Second: Michael Randall
Third: Michael Randall

Class: B7-Patterned DTF # In Class: 6
First: Jonathan Limhengco
Second: Michael Randall
Third: Mohan Balakrishnan

Division C: Crowntail ST

Class: C1-Dark Solid Color STM # In Class: 13
First: Hermanus Haryanto
Second: Hermanus Haryanto
Third: Jay Keating

Class: C2-Light Solid Color STM # In Class: 1
First: Hermanus Haryanto
Second:
Third:

Class: C3-Dark/Light Solid Color STF # In Class: 13
First: Hermanus Haryanto
Second: Jay Keating
Third: Jay Keating

Class: C4-Patterned STM # In Class: 2
First: Hermanus Haryanto
Second: Hermanus Haryanto

Third:

Class: C5-Patterned STF # In Class: 1
First: Hermanus Haryanto
Second:
Third:

Division D: Shortfin ST

Class: D1-Traditional Plakat Male # In Class: 1
First: Michael Randall
Second:
Third:

Class: D2-Show Plakat Dark Solid Male # In Class: 8
First: Mohan Balakrishnan
Second: Nicole Williams
Third: Hermanus Haryanto

Class: D3-Show Plakat Light Solid Male # In Class: 0
First:
Second:
Third:

Class: D4-Show Plakat Patterned Male # In Class: 4
First: Mohan Balakrishnan
Second: Hermanus Haryanto
Third: Hermanus Haryanto

Class: D5-HM Shortfin Solid Color Male # In Class: 0
First:
Second:
Third:

Class: D6-HM Shortfin Patterned Male # In Class: 1
First: Jay Keating
Second:
Third:

Class: D7-Traditional Female Plakat # In Class: 18
First: Jay Keating
Second: Jay Keating
Third: Jay Keating

Class: D8-Show Female Plakat # In Class: 7
First: Joe and Amy Becerra
Second: Joe and Amy Becerr
Third: Joe and Amy Becerra

Class: D9-DT Plakat Male Trial Class # In Class: 0
First:
Second:
Third:

Division E-Breeders Division

Class: E1-Color Or Form Variations # In Class: 4
First: Michael Randall (CT/PK)
Second: Michael Randall (CT/PK)
Third: Michael Randall (CT/PK)

Class: E2-Form and Finnage # In Class: 4
First: Greg Engler
Second: Karen Macauley
Third: Michael Randall

Class: E3-Pairs # In Class: 2
First: Michael Randall
Second: DQ
Third:

Division F-Wild Type Betta Pairs

Class: F1-Bubble-Nesters # In Class: 3 pairs
First: Hermanus Haryanto (B. Bellica)
Second: Hermanus Haryanto (B. Brownorum)
Third: Hermanus Haryanto (B. Rutilans)

Class: F2-Mouth Brooders # In Class: 3
First: Hermanus Haryanto (B. Unimaculata)
Second: Hermanus Haryanto (B. Patoti)
Third: Hermanus Haryanto (B. Strohi)

Division G-Optional Classes

Class: G1-Photography # In Class: 27
First: Jeana Earn
Second: Jay Keating
Third: Jena Earn

Class: G2-Illustration # In Class: 0
First:
Second:
Third:

Class: G3-Crafts # In Class: 0
First:
Second:
Third:

Group B-New Breeder Classes

Class: NB1- ST Male # In Class: 3
First: Ben Lee
Second: Ben Lee
Third: DQ

Class: NB2-DT Male # In Class: 2
First: Ben Lee
Second: Ben Lee
Third:

Class: NB3-CT Male # In Class: 1
First: Ben Lee
Second:
Third:

Class: NB4-Shortfin Male # In Class: 2
First: Jessica Hahn
Second: Jessica Hahn
Third:

Class: NB5-ST Female # In Class: 2
First: Jessica Hahn
Second: Jessica Hahn
Third:

Class: NB6-DT Female # In Class: 0

First:
Second:
Third:

BEST OF VARIETY AWARDS-

BEST OF VARIETY HM MALE:
Jonathan Limhengco – A4 A14

BEST OF VARIETY HM FEMALE:
Leo Buss – A3 A13

BEST OF VARIETY DT MALE:
Jonathan Limhengco – B B6

BEST OF VARIETY DT FEMALE:
Mohan Balakrishnan – B B3

BEST OF VARIETY CT MALE:
Hermanus Haryanto – C C4

BEST OF VARIETY CT FEMALE:
Hermanus Haryanto – C C3

BEST OF VARIETY SHORTFIN MALE:
Mohan Balakrishnan – D D2

BEST OF VARIETY SHORTFIN FEMALE:
Jay Keating – D D7

BEST OF SHOW AWARDS-

BEST OF SHOW MALE:
Hermanus Haryanto – C C4

BEST OF SHOW FEMALE:
Hermanus Haryanto – C C3

September 5, 2010 Posted by | Show Results | , | Leave a comment

CBS Show Results

Here are the results of the California Show.. we did not do too bad.

Show Host California Betta Society
Show Type International
Date 8/21/2010
Judges Joe Cooper, David Spector, Eryn Rosenbaum, Larissa Williams
Apprentice Judges Britt Coffman

Group A: Regular Classes Area 1 2010 – 2011 Total Entries In Class
Division A1
: Halfmoon Non-iridescent Dark Solid Color ST Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place
A1. Red STM Eryn Rosenbaum Eryn Rosenbaum Eryn Rosenbaum 5
A2. Black STM Pat Henry Pat Henry Pat Henry 3
A3. Red or Black STF Jonathon Limhengco Jonathon Limhengco Eryn Rosenbaum 5

Division A2: Halfmoon Iridescent Dark Solid Color ST Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place
A4. Blue STM Jonathon Limhengco Pat Henry 2
A5. Steel STM Pat Henry 1
A6. Green / Turquoise STM Sherolyn & Reno Sherolyn & Reno Sherolyn & Reno  3
A7. Blue STF Jonathon Limhengco Eryn Rosenbaum Eryn Rosenbaum 9
A8. Steel STF Eryn Rosenbaum Eryn Rosenbaum Pat Henry 4
A9. Green / Turquoise STF Eryn Rosenbaum Eryn Rosenbaum Pat Henry 4

Division A3: Halfmoon Light Solid Color ST Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place A10. Clear / Yellow / Orange STM Eryn Rosenbaum 1
A11. Clear / Yellow / Orange STF Pat Henry Pat Henry Pat Henry 3
A12. Opaque / Pastel STM Jay Keating 1
A13. Opaque / Pastel STF Jonathon Limhengco Jay Keating Jay Keating 3
Division A4: Halfmoon Metallic Dark or Light Solid Color ST Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place
A14. Metallic Dark Solid STM Jonathon Limhengco Sherolyn & Reno Sherolyn & Reno 5
A15. Metallic Light Solid STM Hermanus Haryanto Peurmsak Komarajri/Dinesh Shete 2
A16. Metallic Dark Solid STF Laddayu Limprasert/Dinesh Shete Jonathon Limhengco Eryn Rosenbaum 13
A17. Metallic Light Solid STF Jonathon Limhengco Sherolyn & Reno 2
Division A5: Halfmoon Patterned ST Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place
A18. Multicolor STM Karen MacAuley Jay Keating Karen MacAuley 6
A19. Multicolor STF Jay Keating Karen MacAuley Jay Keating 13
A20. Dark Body Bicolor STM Peurmsak Komarajri/Dinesh Shete Karen MacAuley Michael Randall 5
A21. Light Body Bicolor STM Pat Henry Pat Henry 3
A22. Dark Body / Light Body Bicolor STF Jonathon Limhengco Joe & Amy Becerra Kit Wachara/Dinesh Shete 16
A23. Butterfly STM Kit Wachara/Dinesh Shete Karen MacAuley Jonathon Limhengco 9
A24. Butterfly STF Michael Randall Jay Keating Michael Randall 3
A25. Marble / Grizzle STM Karen MacAuley Sherolyn & Reno Jay Keating 6
A26. Marble / Grizzle STF Joe & Amy Becerra Pat Henry Michael Randall 7
Division B: Halfmoon DT Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place
B1. Dark Solid Color DTM Pat Henry Pat Henry 2
B2. Light Solid Color DTM 0
B3. Dark or Light Solid Color DTF Pat Henry Pat Henry 2
B4. Metallic Dark or Light DTM 0
B5. Metallic Dark or Light DTF 0
B6. Patterned DTM Michael Randall Jonathon Limhengco Pat Henry 4
B7. Patterned DTF Jonathon Limhengco Michael Randall Michael Randall 5


Division C: Crowntail ST Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place
C1. Dark Solid Color STM Hermanus Haryanto Hermanus Haryanto Jay Keating 5
C2. Light Solid Color STM 0
C3. Dark or Light Solid Color STF Jay Keating Jay Keating Jay Keating 4
C4. Patterned STM Hermanus Haryanto Hermanus Haryanto Jay Keating 4
C5. Patterned STF Jay Keating Michael Randall Michael Randall 6
Division D: Shortfin ST Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place
D1. Traditional Plakat Male Michael Randall Michael Randall Michael Randall 7
D2. Show Plakat Dark Solid Color Male Hermanus Haryanto 1
D3. Show Plakat Light Solid Color Male 0
D4. Show Plakat Patterned Male Hermanus Haryanto Yvonne Chaban Hermanus Haryanto 3
D5. Halfmoon Shortfin Solid Color Male 0
D6. Halfmoon Shortfin Patterned Male Hermanus Haryanto Jay Keating 2
D7. Traditional Plakat Female (any color or pattern) Michael Randall Michael Randall Michael Randall 9
D8. Show Plakat Female (any color or pattern) Joe & Amy Becerra Joe & Amy Becerra Joe & Amy Becerra 7

TRIAL CLASS Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place
D9. Doubletail Plakat Male (any color or pattern) 0
Division E: Breeders Division *Note: For pairs total the number of entries in each class, not the number of fish. Class winners in E Division are considerd for BOV appropriate to their respective gender and variety.
E1. Color or Form Variations Pat Henry 1
E2. Form and Finnage Michael Randall Michael Randall Eryn Rosenbaum 5
E3. Pairs* Sherolyn & Reno 2
Division F: Wild Type Betta Pairs Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place
(Not Eligible for BOS)
F1 Small / Large Bubblenesters* Hermanus Haryanto (B. rutilans) Ryan Grisso (B. burdigala) Hermanus Haryanto (B. bellica) 5
F2 Small / Large Mouthbrooders* Hermanus Haryanto (B. strohi) Hermanus Haryanto (B. patoti) 2

Best of Variety Name & Class Winner
Halfmoon ST Male Peurmsak Komarajri/Dinesh Shete – A20
Halfmoon ST Female Laddayu Limprasert/Dinesh Shete – A16
Halfmoon DT Male Michael Randall – B6
Halfmoon DT Female Jonathon Limhengco – B7
Crowntail Male Hermanus Haryanto – C1
Crowntail Female Jay Keating – C5
Shortfin Male Hermanus Haryanto – D4
Shortfin Female Michael Randall – D7

Best of Show Name & Class Winner
BOS Male Hermanus Haryanto – C1
BOS Female Laddayu Limprasert/Dinesh Shete – A16

Division G: Optional Classes (Not counted as Regular Entries)
(Not Eligible for BOS.) Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place
G1 Photography Joe & Amy Becerra Larissa Williams Larissa Williams 5
G2 Illustration 0
G3 Crafts 0

Group B: New Breeder Classes Name 1st Place Name 2nd Place Name 3rd Place
NB-1 Singletail Male Roberta Jordan 1
NB-2 Doubletail Male 0
NB-3 Crowntail Male 0
NB-4 Plakat Male 0
NB-5 Singletail Female 0
NB-6 Doubletail Female 0

New Breeder Best of Show Name & Class of Winner
BOS Male Roberta Jordan – NB-1
BOS Female

Show Information Number of Entrants Number of Entries Number of Fish
Regular Classes 210 219
Optional Classes 5 0
New Breeder Classes 1 1
Show Totals 14 216 220

CBS Show Optional Awards
Reserve Best of Variety Name & Class Winner
Reserve Halfmoon ST Male Hermanus Haryanto – A15
Reserve Halfmoon ST Female Eryn Rosenbaum – A8
Reserve Halfmoon DT Male Pat Henry – B1
Reserve Halfmoon DT Female Pat Henry – B3
ReserveCrowntail Male Jay Keating – C3
Reserve Crowntail Female Hermanus Haryanto – C4
Reserve Shortfin Male Hermanus Haryanto – D2
Reserve Shortfin Female Joe & Amy Becerra – D8
Judge’s Choice Joe & Amy Becerra – A26 “Bumblebee Betta”

Reserve Best of Show Name & Class Winner
Reserve BOS Male Jay Keating – C5
Reserve BOS Female Peurmsak Komarajri/Dinesh Shete – A20

August 26, 2010 Posted by | Show Results | , , , , | Leave a comment

First Show of the Season

We bagged and boxed up 17 fish yesterday and sent them to California for the first show of the season with the California Betta Society. If you are in the area check out the show. It is a real treat to see so many nice fish and if you are looking to get into Bettas, you can get some very nice stock without paying all the shipping fees. Raising and showing Bettas is a lot of fun and the people involved are really great.

Since we lost so many young fish in our move, this will be the first time we have our fish come back home to us. Shipping the fish is the expense in showing fish and we like to let them go to support the clubs hosting the shows as well as earn a few dollars to offset the cost of entries and shipping to the show. These fish are going to have to do several shows if we are to get any points this fall.  We hope to place in the top 10 this year so need to participate in as many shows as possible. We are breeding now for the Spring half of the season.

There are very few fish now in the fish room so we got the new barracks up and running and added a few fish to help it cycle. We have had the water recirculating through the pump and into the filter for about a week now.. but don’t want to over load the filter as it builds up the bacteria for biological filtration. So, we are adding a few fish here and there to get it up to full speed. I will have some more pictures of the system as I get time to get them online.

August 19, 2010 Posted by | Betta Housing, Fish Room, Shows, Water Quality | , , | 1 Comment

Update..

Well, life has a way of getting you busy. I am in the process of getting ready to move from Ohio back to Texas around the end of July. We have thinned the fish room down considerably in preparation. But, we have made arrangements to keep our lines going.

 Rocket and Pearl went to a show in Michigan a few weeks ago and neither were feeling good so did not show well. But their sisters really did well. A nice blue female took a very close second to the female that was BOS.. and her multi colored sister also took second in her class as well. We had a nice copper red pair that took second in their class and some nice third place finishes as well.

As soon as we got back from that show we put the blue female in a spawn tank with Rocket and got a very nice sized spawn. Pearl was still a bit off but I threw him in a spawn tank with the multi female and got a large spawn the day after Rockets. We did a cross to combine two lines and also got a spawn from that. So.. here we are with 3 brand new spawns and trying to time a move so we are in Texas before they need jarring. To increase the chance of these lines surviving I took Rocket, Pearl and the 2 females to a fellow breeder. He will also breed the fish and hopefully we will both have nice fish. I am counting on at least one of us having fish to show and breed in the Fall.

Two weeks after the Michigan show we sent siblings of the above fish to the Georgia show. My philosophy in breeding fish is to not only produce fish to breed.. but also to show. And, I expect more than one or two show quality fish in a spawn. I also am not into paying to have fish shipped back home. So, out of any spawn I choose the best to breed.. then start looking at who is showable for the next show. And after the show I allow the fish to be auctioned off. Sure.. I might be selling a winning fish.. but I have made my choice of breeders. I feel this allows another breeder to obtain a quality fish for their breeding program and it makes me produce a certain level of quality in my fish. It is one thing to have a few nice fish that you send to shows several times to get points.. and another thing to get points from different fish at each show. So far I am in the top 15 my first year showing a lot of different fish.  

At the Georgia show we did well. Our green females took second and third and our Turks took first and third. We got thirds with both Blue and green males. This spawn threw a lot of nice patterned fish. The two Butterfly patterned fish we sent took first and second.. and the marbles took first and second as well. We sent a double tail female from an earlier spawn and she took first and the copper red pair took second. All in all a nice showing.

I am hoping once we get moved, settled in and producing fish again to establish consistent placings at the shows. My goal is to get a BOS fish by next fall. With convention coming in June, we will see how our breeding stacks up to the best of the best. I have the traits I desire in fish I am breeding.. it is time to fix those traits solidly into our line.

May 11, 2010 Posted by | Betta Shows, Shows | , | Leave a comment