Basement Bettas

Raising Show Quality Bettas

Lessons Learned

I’ve been raising bettas for a few years now and have learned a few things along the way. I have had flooded floors and a had a few sick fish and over time have learned the best way to proceed or at least what to avoid. So in this area I am going to share with you my mistakes and in the process, hopefully, help you to avoid them. I am just starting this page so give me a bit of time to get it together and feel free to share any of your lessons learned.

Water Everywhere

Water Quality

What is wrong with my fish… ?!

Sites for diagnosing a sick fish

Badmans Tropical Fish

Keeping it clean.

Record Keeping

Shipping Fish


Aquarium Information



  1. Hi, sorry to bother. I was wondering if you had any females for sale currently. I’m not looking for show quality or the flashiest available, just hopefully decently tempered ones for a personal sorority tank.


    Comment by Kate | July 13, 2014 | Reply

    • I have some sorority type metallic females I can get rid of. Will be moving soon and down sizing. How may do you want? Might want to come over to I can be reached by a pm there much faster. I have moved some of the posts from this blog to there and we have a nice forum too. I tend to spend more time writing for that site than here.

      Comment by Basement Bettas | July 25, 2014 | Reply

  2. Dose any one have a cheap halfmoon betta for sale ?
    I really need one to breed 🙂

    Comment by B | August 7, 2015 | Reply

  3. Do you ship “babies”? I recently purchased several of these from Petco which I think must be 2-3 months old (female, about an inch long). What is your pricing/”baby” female and do you give quantity discounts?

    Comment by RLH | March 8, 2016 | Reply

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