- Re: Animal Planet
Caught the Animal
Planet segment? Are you kidding? I taped it! My 3 sons, aged 19, 18 &
12 and I have watched it a few times already. My 18 yr. old, Neal was the
first to comment on your speaking voice. Having never heard it before, we
were all caught in its seductive spell! No wonder the fish obey you so
My 12 yr old, Alan, said "Dad, that chick's a babe!" I thought
that would make your day!
(Have you received any calls from Hollywood agents? You never know who was
watching that show........) The segment, although brief, was well done
despite the obvious accent on the fighting side of our favorite fishies.
My red male veil tail is doing very well and continues to be a source of
endless entertainment. What a character!
Well, keep up the good work!
Peace out, Larry B.S
|9/17/2002 - Fry
talk and blessings!
I just had to let you know that I am amazed and astounded at this whole
breeding experience. I have ordered a few fish from you, and i have
aquired others from reputable breeders.
I have been on your site a million times, in fact, F1 is my shortcut to
your site. And I had to thank you for the fine job you have done,
and the priceless information you have shared with so many people.
Ok, I feel like a new mom! I have had two days off of work, and I
kid you not, I spent half of it in front of my spawning tank! I
think because the temperature on my tank was 83-84 degrees, My spawn
hatched in 24 hours, and they were all free swimming in three days.
They had their first meal yesterday, and today I gave them brine shrimp,
and they all have orange bellies. I have Captured the moment of the
first wrap to their first meal of brine shrimp on video too. Now I
don't want to
go to work tommorow, because I'm afraid they will grow when I'm not
looking. Next thing I know they'll be off to college..... Ok. So you
know what I mean.
On a personal note (and i have to share, I know so much about you from
your site, and you know nothing of me) I am 24 years old, and My
hubby and I have been trying for 3 years to have a baby. It looks
like It will take a doctor when we decide to get serious. (We both
have fertility issues.) I guess God has other things in mind for
now. But spawning these bettas, although only 4 days ago,
is very theraputic! I am so excited I have a hard time sleeping at night!
I'm also having a
hard time keeping my hands off..... Maybe going back to work will be a
good thing! But thank you so much for all of the knowledge and
experience you have shared! I am a betta addict, and It's bettatalks
fault! I just wish I wasn't the only person in Minnesota who liked
to breed them! Land of 10,000 lakes, and no betta breeders.
(Not that I know everyone....:)) But I just had to let you know what
a difference your work is making in other peoples lives. I hope you
don't ever get
too discouraged, as busy as you are! You should look into judging!
Yeah, one more direction to try and pull yourself in, right? Well
thanks a whole bunch, and God bless you many many times over!!!!!!!!
12/20/2002 - Love Site
to say I love your site - it is the best I have ever seen on bettas.
I also saw you on Animal Planet (have TIVO so recorded & watched
several times!! LOL). Your bettas are gorgeous & I especially
love the chocolates and the green ones with gold fins. I'm the
"mommy" of 6 pet store male bettas among many other fish, and
am saving up & making space to get some from bettas you SOON (I
need to be sure I can set up for them properly in my trailer
with my already burgeoning tank load LOL & my 7 dogs!!) Got
the livebearer thing down (to the overflow mode!! LOL) and my
very first pet store angels even spawned (over & over, just by
dumb luck I got an actual pair---was it the weekly 50% water
changes?? Food??? LOL) but they do eat their eggs but I let them b/c the
male is a "rescue" gorgeous HUGE blushing angel w/abnormal :-(
short pelvic fins (actually doesn't look too bad) and female is a
smallish black marble w/PERSONALITY--the point is offspring would not be
worth much from these due to the male. The bettas are my first
love of all fish, smart & full of fun, they all greet me every day
at home & work (yes, they overflowed into my workspace!), and each
has his own definite personality, all the way from ultra feisty Spooks,
comedian Buford, Lazy Odus, Hyper clever Milo to "boring"
Billy Bob......Anyhow I anticipate I will be ready for "real"
bettas by spring!! I can't wait! Are there any difference in
temperaments between different strains I wonder?? All I have a are
"mutt" bettas, hard to say on my end LOL
Keep up the good
Betta Talk has
become an addiction!
8/22/2003 - Deepest
letter of thanks is not only from me but also from
our three (mutt) Bettas - Ken, Benson, and Jeff.
Thanks to you, when my grandson wanted a goldfish I
was able to convince him that a Betta would make a fine
pet. We have never regretted the decision. Not only
does my oldest grandson have a betta, so does his younger
brother and his Grammy (me).
the information you share we are able to give our pets the
best of care. They eat Betta Bio-Gold and freeze
dried blood worms. And they love their homes.
I could not stand the thought of them being confined
in small homes, so............. Benson and Jeff
share a divided 10 gallon tank complete with under gravel
filter and each has a Whisper Micro Filter in his
side of the tank. Ken has a 3 gallon tank with the
Whisper Micro Filter ( I just love these filters for
bettas as they keep the tank very clean and don't bother
the fish). With these filters the boys can even build
their bubble nests. And as I am sure you are more
than aware, each has his own personality......I have
never had fish before that came when called. Because of
their strong personalities we have had hours of fun with
not say that the pet shops or other stores in our area
that sell the "betta bowls" and tell people not
to feed their fish are as pleased as we are with all that
we have learned. We are happy to report that more than a
few bettas now live in larger homes and are fed!
Thank you also for sharing all the information and
pictures about breeding. It was a great help in
explaining why we could not breed bettas, (the amount of room
and number of babies). Although the boys understood
why they could not breed their fish, they wanted to buy
good bettas and proceed from there.
of the day that I can set up another couple betta homes
and order a couple of bettas from you. Thanks again
for so freely sharing your knowledge and giving us
such beautiful pictures to drool over.
Deb, Willy and Tommy and from Ken, Benson, and Jeff
|5/2/2003 - betta fan
Hi, my name is Roxanne, I got my
first betta fish 2 months ago, and then I got (let's say bitten)
with the betta bug, I'm addicted now,, I have 3 male betta's in my
2.5 gal. tank with dividers, I love them and Your site has helped
me a lot. I am learning so much about them and even though I am
not ready for breeding yet. All I can want now is more betta's and
can't enough info on them.. Great web site. Keep up the good
- Thanks for your helpful site
I have a 60 gallon tank with
approximately 30 small community fish, but I just got my first Betta.
I was in the fish store and this beautiful emerald Betta caught my eye
(albeit untrained eye) and now he is blowing bubbles in a half gallon
bowl at my house. I have started to research Bettas and the
more I read the less I know (at least that is the way it seems).
Thank you for your helpful site.