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uu I am done posting the new lots :)

Wait a minute. Where the heck did summer go? It rained yesterday in LA and it suddenly hit me that summer was OVER. It seems I only blinked once (hey, not even a full blink, I think it was more like, a half a blink? A blink of a blink?) AND VAVAM, the summer had zipped right by me. You know what they say, right? Time flies while you're having fun... Well I must have been having a LOT of fun then, preparing for the filming of my movie...

OK, enough whining, let's move on to the announcement now hehe...

NEW LOTS HAVE BEEN POSTED! We still have a few weeks of decent weather to ship to ANY location in the US. But after that all bets are off, so if you live in a COLD area, ORDER NOW and stock up for those dreadful winter months where you are stuck home (bored)... Now you can look forward to being stuck home because you will be watching bettas spawning, breeding, fry hatching, growing... FUN STUFF! And time will be flying for you too!


Buy one lot at the regular price and get the second and third 25% off! MANY great lots to pick from. This is a great time to stock up on bettas :) -

Beam me Scotty to the stock for sale page  



If you have not yet seen the third video clip, check it out. It is a remix, music video style with a very cool rockabily song from Spanish artist Ruby Ann. Simply awesome.

If you are able to help me raise funds to finish my film, please just click here  even as little as $10 would help, if many of you pitch in a little. I am overwhelmed with the high cost of filming but want to finish my movie, so that's why I am humbly asking for help from all my friends.


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 the woman behind the
w e b s i t e


I have been
featured on
national and
television, am
the founder

and President 
(Los Angeles
Betta Society) and have been helping the betta community through this website since 1998. 
I have over 180  spawns
and  5000 shipments under my belt and have been filmed by both Animal Planet and the BBC channel.   
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other headlines!
  • the Animal Planet betta segment is now available on this site: click here

  • Bettatalk brings the first ever live betta spawn to audiences worldwide!

  • Bettatalk is crowned #1 betta site by the Daily News :)).go to article


  • Bettatalk to be featured on The BBC / Discovery Channel networkgo to article


  • San Francisco Bay Brand now features one of my Halfmoon Blue moon geno males on their betta food new packaging.

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And now our ever so popular betta column:

 all you ever wanted to know about bettas...
                                                    ... and weren't afraid to ask :)

You ask your question, I answer it here.                                    


Q: I would love to have a breeding pair but the thought of having to "cull" just makes me sick.  Is it really necessary, I mean can't you just take some of the eggs away before they hatch?

above topic submitted by Amie, San Diego - CA

 A: Amie, this is a very good question in deed, one that raises a very important concern and I would be glad to roll up my sleeve and put my two cents forth :).

I think one of the most exciting aspect of our betta hobby is the fact that they are fairly easy to breed and that their spawning ritual is so exciting to watch! Most of us, at one time or another, decide to take the step that separate betta keepers from betta breeders. It usually happens quite naturally, almost as though the betta keeper had little choice in the matter, he/she got bit by the bug, the betta fever is running in the triple digits hehe and, in a semi state of betta induced delirium, we decide we will spawn "hey, what the heck! Why not? It should be FUN".

And in deed it is. FUN FUN FUN! (A bit frustrating at times, a lot work most of the times, but FUN FUN FUN nonetheless). 

But where should our fun stop and betta ethics begin? It is oftentimes a fine line... Blurred by too many careless people... In other words, if we are to play GOD by creating life, do we not owe it to our creations to care about them and FOR them? Is it not our moral responsibility? If we do not have the adequate space, time, financial resources to provide the fry with proper care and most importantly homes, should we even attempt to spawn in the first place? Are we being selfish when we spawn for fun but the many bettas we produce suffer?

The answer is yes, yes and YES.

So does that means then that we should not spawn bettas at all? Of course not, but we should be wise about the way we spawn and we should be responsible betta hobbyists in the way we spawn. In this column I am going to offer some suggestions (strike that word and replace it with the word 'INSTRUCTIONS' or better yet "ORDERS' hehe) so to keep all of you betta crazed feverish hobbyists in line ;) and so to make sure our hobby does not turn into a nightmare for the little fishies. 
                 > continue reading the column here 

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By the way, The red pair I got from you is doing great. The male is a full Half Moon and the female has a great personality. I have about 200 offspring from them now. Being my first spawn, and living in a one bedroom apartment in New York City I think I did it quite well. And I learned most of the triks from your website, so I just wanted to say thank you!





                 In loving memory of...

William Betta Travis

Empty Tank
Empty Space
Empty Heart
The hole of William will never depart.

3 years of loving, jumping, and flaring.  I'll miss you!

Elise Herbelin

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greeting my young betta apprentice!

If you past familiar territories into this intergalactic Alien Betta site wandered have, it probably means bit by the bug you got. 

                 The Betta Bug.

Beware! One bite will infect you with a psychosis called the ‘I-can’t-buy-enough-breed-enough-have-enough-bettas’, a rare, but incurable disease.

But there are some good news: Though incurable, one can live happily ever after with the ailment and have a complete blast.

And it is only mildly contagious. 

However, do seek medical advice if you have the following symptoms:

  • You woke up this morning with both hands in your betta tank.

  • You caught yourself flaring at your reflection in the mirror while brushing your teeth.

  • You inadvertently sprinkled freeze dried bloodworms on your ice cream yesterday.

  • There is a betta swimming in your coffee maker.

  • You have actually pondered the thought of converting your brand new TV set into an extra fish tank.

  • You can actually see bettas swimming when you close your eyes.

Well, if it is too late for you, as it is for me, I welcome you warmly to my website, a place of comfort for all of us Betta Freaks.

Come back any time you need your fix ;). May the Bettaforce with you, be. 




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