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 | , , , , , | 23 Comments

Red Bettas for Sale

Still have lots of fish in grow outs. I went a little nuts on the reds so have a lot of fish coming. If you don’t mind them young I can make you a deal to finish growing them out. Lots of the lighter bodied Cambodian females.. some very nice bicolors. I will be separating some of the traditional Cambodian girls out to get them ready for the shows.. but the rest are available and for sale. Many are breeding these lighter bodied females to get reds without the black layer  underneath that also give a black edged scale. The black edging counts against a fish in the shows so that is why the Cambodian based breeding. Here are some of the girls. if interested, just send me an email and we will get you some ready to ship.

The two very large spawns are out of the same female but different males. One is a sibling and the other is a very nice import I have pictured here. Love the great spread on this import and the super sharp edges and branching. I have several nice males already and plenty more coming. Most of the darker bodied ones I will be keeping for the show season but if you are interested in a red butterfly pattern I have three available as well as some lighter bodied males. Here are some of the reds I will be photographing and posting soon.

January 16, 2012 Posted by | Bettas for Sale, Red Betta | , , | 2 Comments

Fish for Sale ~ Assorted Female

Need to spend some time photographing fish but it is my least favorite thing to do as I never seem to have enough time to get them all done. So, I cheated and took some videos of fish I will hopefully be getting photos of soon and posted to AquaBid. If you like any of the fish just send me an email and we will make arrangements to get you the fish.

These girls are from a variety of spawns. Most of them are from my F1 cross to get blue and yellow marble or grizzles. Got some very nicely patterned bicolors or mustard gas types as well as some neat marbles. Most could be better branched but I am after a color so will work in the better form in the next generation. If interested just send me an email.. otherwise we will get them photographed and on AquaBid over the coming weekend.

Nice female from my metallic spawn that, a nicely colored royal blue and a black with red butterfly pattern.

January 16, 2012 Posted by | Bettas for Sale, Bi-Color, Female, Metallic Betta | , , , | 3 Comments

Fish for Sale

We have been busy taking pictures and getting fish loaded up on Aquabid. There are several young spawns about 5 weeks that are coming on like gang busters and I need room for them to grow out so the older fish need to go! The brilliant royal blue male to the left here in only one of our metallic males for sale. Check out our fish for sale here.

May 29, 2011 Posted by | Bettas for Sale | , , | 15 Comments

AquaBid auctions updated

 Photographing bettas takes a lot of time and effort to get a few good shots. We are still playing with lighting and lens settings and seem to have a way to go to get photos I really like. I took a lot of pictures Saturday.. actually spent most of the day photographing fish.. to update our AquaBid auctions and caught this about-face with the camera. Wish it was a bit clearer but it gives you an idea how quickly these fish can move and how difficult those nice shots are to get. Hope to have more fish up for sale next weekend as well as we have a lot of nice fish maturing and I won’t show them all.

February 6, 2011 Posted by | Bettas for Sale | , , , | 2 Comments

Fish for Sale

We need to make room for upcoming spawns so we are selling some very nice young fish like the male pictured as well as some of the fish we have chosen to breed. This male is maybe 12 weeks old and will continue to mature. He has several nice sisters for sale as well. To see him and our other fish for sale see our AquaBid auctions.

November 21, 2010 Posted by | Bettas for Sale, Half Moon, Juvies, Multicolor Betta | , , , | 3 Comments

Crowntails for Sale

Also on the agenda for the weekend are getting some of our Crowntails photographed and on AquaBid for sale. I will also get then on the web site and post the link. The starting bid will be $14 and the buy now price will be $15. You can add a female for $12 and if you want a nice male and don’t mind some torn fins you can add him for $5. The only fish I will photograph will be the first male. The add ons will be my choice.. and I don’t have time to try to get pics of them. They are all siblings and are Copper Red. Many of the males are showing double double rays.

Update: I did get a couple up on the web site.. check them out HERE. I’m still learning the camera and how to resize the photos for the web.

January 23, 2010 Posted by | Crowntail Betta, Fish for Sale | , | 5 Comments