3:47:43 PM Pacific Standard Time
you, my first pet store betta entranced me and I decided out of
the blue I wanted to breed bettas. Before buying breeding
stock, I did a lot of research on the Internet to make sure I
was well-equipped to give my bettas the best care possible.
Your site is by far the most informative (not to mention
entertaining) site I have found thus far. I have spent
hours pouring over it!!!
Since then, I've welcomed 6 male halfmoons and 4 females into my
home... and all of the sudden I have four aquariums. (Now
how did that happen?) I decided to start with some nice blue
marbles, black marbles, red/purple and blue butterflies. I
spend a lot of time fawning over them and reveling in their
charm. My boyfriend thinks I have lost my mind!!!
And he is a bit jealous. :-D
I just purchased your Happy Betta Breeder Kit and some java moss
and I am really looking forward to breeding my first pair in a
few weeks. Thanks so much for providing such great
information and useful products to help feed the betta
Sorry... was that too long?
Colorado Springs, CO
I have a betta, and i was
doing research on it today. Via google, I found your
website. So I checked into it, and it helped me to pinpoint
what was up with the betta (it is sick), and I ordered
medication for it. i should be getting it in a few weeks.
then somehow, i dont know
how, i got sidetracked and started exploring your whole
website, learned about flame, ladybug, poopie, the pigeon,
and so on.
At some point, you mentioned
you were very deaf. Then I found the alternate faith
website. so I got confused.
Are you deaf, as in
physically deaf? I'm deaf also, so it's quite a please to
meet deaf people of all kind of strains of personality.
yours is certainly an unique one. lol. :)
2/11/2006 10:32:49 PM Pacific Standard Time
Somebody gave a betta to my mom
and it died like 2 days after that, and then she got another
one and decided to take care of him i named him "ichi the
killer" lol, though he died a week after i
"rescued" him, it frustrated me soo much i searched
the web and found your website, i thought you were like a 40
year old freak when i saw all the info you have until i saw
me" section, i admire all you´ve learned and share about
bettas, i tried to
find the reason why "ichi" died, and it was probably
because he was already
infected or something because he never ate!!
The thing is, i have a much more stronger concience on animals
your website, and now i´ve got two males and a female, got
one for my bro
too, in mexico it´s really really hard to find females and
other kind of
bettas beside the common ones, but i decided to try and breed
just to get
caught in the bettamania, guess ichi is like "flame"
was for you.
I wanted to show my appreciation for the care you take with
all your bettas
and i wanted you to know that if you ever want to translate your website to
spanish, so more people learn how they should take care of
their fish i´d be
glad to do it for you, i´d love to have some kind of collaboration
website helping people in Mexico get the closest items and
etc that you recommend, because as you know we don´t get all
the things you
have on the US, thanx for taking the time to read this.
ps. you never mentioned your name or nick in the "meet
(or did i miss it?)
When I came to your site, I
knew this was right. Do you ever feel that way?/
Breeding Bettas really has
changed my life. It did yours too, I'm sure. I cant help
it...but they are different. You know what Im talkin about.
I love my little fishies.
SIlly.. I know. So ...soon I hope to get some from your
I have really gone insane. I
have, baby brine, microworms, daphnia, copapods. ( I
know....NUTS) When I get home from work...(
which is a fish store..) I start caring for my fishes. I
make sure the PH is correct and that my microfood is
flourishing. I LOVE THIS. I love the fact that you might not
know what colors you will get, and that they are excited
about the eggs hatching too. ( my guys are anyhow). My girls
leap out of their tanks and into my hand.... (silly girls).
My whole room is jars and tanks.... I just don't care. I
love them....I will always take care of them. Working at a
fish store, I have everything available too me. The guys at
the store still think Im nuts. I don't care. I am old enough
too know that the smallest kindness is sometimes the best.(
they just don't see the big picture) I talk too my
fishes....and I listen to them. ( this is the part where you
decide I am a mental patient)...LOL...maybe so, Maybe not.
YOU, have done what lots of women should have been able to
do....I am proud of you. I have 3 little boys, and if they
accomplished half of what you have, I would be very proud of
You are too cool, you are an artist and an empath.
your friend, Sue
need to reply
4:46:39 PM Pacific Standard Time
FIRSTLY, I forgot to tell
you that I loved your CD and gave it to my 20 year old
son, Justin, to try out...he's into Linkin Park and that
sort of rock (I kinda like that too) and he really liked the
feeling of your music...He's a no-non-sense type of guy, He'd
tell me if it were good or not!
SECONDLY, I just wanted to
thank you for all of the support (and patience) you've given
me in the past few months! The gorgeous black male acquired
a nasty infection after spawning and if it weren't for your
web-site and the betta meds that I had "splurged"
on, I would have been clueless on how to treat him! I
would have been devastated! After all... the black male was
what brought me to you in the first place. By the way, the
two Bettas you sent me in the last order are healing
wonderfully! All thanks to your Betta Med Kit!
THIRDLY, the black spawn has
about 30 fry...I don't think that's too bad for a beginner!
I already have several placed in good homes...once we know
what is what and who is who in the spawn...I would guess in
the next 2 weeks, I'll have a good idea about males,
females, colors, finnage...that sort of thing...I AM GOING
TO DONATE A PORTION OF ALL SALES TO YOU!!! From here on out,
Curt and I will give you some $$$ every time we sell any
betta...you have been so great! Thank you soooooo much!
LASTLY, the giant 4rth of
july pair are very well! I set up a 20 gallon tank for
spawning...it's acclimating now...maybe this weekend...I'll
let you know how it went in a couple of weeks.
Again, thank you so
Denise and Curt
only knew what you do for people........You have
helped so many people through happy and sad
times.......Your free spirit and strong convictions
(is that the right word?). I wish I could give
to you what you have given so many people......I go
to your website every day.....I have another
betta....cute little blue one.....I really wanted
one of yours, but I don't think I'm ready to breed
them...I'll wait until I know a little more....With
2-dogs, a cat and an Amazon parrot, I am definitely
busy when I get home from work.....
for being you....It really meant a lot to me that
you wrote me..........
1:39:20 PM Pacific Standard Time
I'm so glad I've found this site with so much information on
it, great job!
I recently decided I was ready for a pet in my life, however
I'm not home that much so I opted for a betta. I picked
one up at the local pet store. He's a vibrant blue with
beautiful fins. His name is Azul. I have him only about
three weeks now. He is the pickiest eater ever!! So far
the only thing I can get him to eat are blood worms, he
refuses to eat pellets or flakes (I've tried several different
brands). I know blood worms aren't enough nutrition however,
so I'm working on
finding other sources...any suggestions?
Anyway, Azul has such a great personality! I just have a
one gallon bowl (I plan to expand shortly) with a plant and a
peice of coral from Hawaii in there right now. The
bottom is a mixture of black sand from Hawaii and white/clear
pebbles. Azul loves to sleep in between the coral where
it forms a 'u' shape, its so cute, and I always try to
catch him sleeping HOWEVER as soon as I get within about 4 or
5 feet of his bowl, no matter how quiet or softly I step, he
knows I'm coming and immeadiatly perks up. He swims
right to the top hoping for more yummy blood worms of course!
I'm so happy I bought this little guy, and I'd like to get
another one sometime soon for another room of the house.
I recently tried to mirror trick, and he is just beautiful
when he is flared. What wonderful little creatures!
Just wanted to
say that I have found your website extremely helpful and
loaded with tons of Betta info! I have a Betta here at work
and started quite a trend as we now have 6 employees with
Betta. Enclosed is a pic of my fish Zorro and Walter who
unfortunately tried to push the easy button by jumping out of
his tank over a weekend that I was not here. I named him
Zorro because he looks like he is wearing a mask.
Keep up the
May 06, 2006
Hello there Faith. I recently stumbled onto your website after
deciding to start keeping bettas again ( i dont know why i
ever stopped, they're amazing) Anyway, after a few years of
not taking care of anything type of animal, i got very rusty
and forgot a lot of important information about taking care of
bettas/fish. Just last week, i got a couple of fighter bettas
from thailand (and just to let you know i have no intentions
on fighting them for they are too beautiful and i care about
my fishies' health..plus i've done it in the past and it isnt
pretty -.- ) and i needed to refresh my memory about taking
care of bettas. After clicking on many useless sites i got
from google, i finally clicked on yours. i immediatly saw the
many sections of information and your beautiful page (and your
pic, heh ^_^ ) i started reading everything you had to post. i
found your website very informative, probably the most helpful
and informative website ever when it comes to bettas. I don't
personally know you of course, but i can tell you have a
passion for these wonderful creatures by the way you talk
about them and how you breed them...and im pretty sure you're
a damn good breeder, cause unlike some people, you know what
you're talking about. After just a few days of looking at your
site, i've grown to really respect you and everything you're
doing. Now you're probably thinking "who the hell
is this person and how can he respect me if he doenst even
know me" Its true that i dont know you, but after reading
everything on your site, i kind of got an idea of what kinda
of a person you are by the way you type...besides, anyone who
loves something enough to make a site like this is worth
respecting, plus your site helped me a lot. Anyway, to
conclude this email that you'll probably not even get a chance
to read, i just want to thank you for your site. you truly are
a betta expect, so keep up the good work.
Sunday, May 07, 2006
The best betta site ever seen. (Havent checked them all yet:)
Keep it going and try keeping it free for all
betta-beginners like us.
May 08, 2006
Hi your site by the way is the most amazing i've come across!
Now my male betta became a Daddy b4 i realized i was so happy
yet i thought he should be with them but my friend kept
pointing and repeating (hes eating the eggs!) i freaked,
removed him, they hatched, following day were ALL dead. Point,
my Male is so depressed he could care less wither he's alive
or dead, question is will he ever want to try Daddy stage ever
again?!! my poor baby was NEVER so miserable...
May 16, 2006
Thank you SO much for all the great advice - my sweet (and
gorgeous!) "Khan" is so much happier than those poor
souls I see trapped in vases and shot glasses (an exageration,
but not by much...). I wanted to tell you that I got a five
gallon Eclipse sytem, and a three gallon Eclipse system - I
removed the filter/biowheel setup from the smaller tank and
installed it in the larger one - so he has the larger tank,
with a filter that isn't strong enough to hurt him or blow him
all over the place. Don't know if anyone else would want to
try this method, but it worked great for Khan and me! (I gave
the smaller, filterless tank to a friend for his goldfish.)
Thanks again!! Great site!! Sabella
May 16, 2006
hope Faith is the correct name ...........
My name is faisal and i live in Kuwait and i was going through
your site for betta and wowowo what a site . I never thought
that a site like yours exists....
I am a animal lover too and had my hands on breeding many
different birds .
betta is something i recently got involved in (last say for
the past 2 months ) and have imported several fish .
oh by the way i do travel to LA with my wife and my son (2.4
years old now)and already developing into a animal lover would
live to drop by and see you and your betta on my next trip
I understand you might not have time to reply to all your fan
mail but i would appreciate it a lot if you reply to this one
Faisal Al Marzooq
May 24, 2006
Your passion for Bettas is CONTAGIOUS! It seems everyone
is a fanatic of Mr. Betta after coming in contact with your
site! (We just rescued two more from the pet store)
Keep up the good work.
Chris and Matthew (age 4)
May 24, 2006
HEY FAITH! Ambassador to Bettas!
First, I want to tell you that your site has helped me to
learn SO much about my new bettas. My son named him
CarGoggle. We rescued him from the petstore because they
looked so sad. He's a red veil tail. The other is
a multicolored red/blue/purple male. We think he's a
double tail. His tail is split in the middle but tapers
off towards the end. We have a 10 gal and a 3 gal for
them. I watch them for hours as soon as I get home.
It's so peaceful and amazing. When I notice anything new
or strange, I immediately consult your site for help.
Thank you so much for sharing your passion with the world.
You really are making a difference in the world. (You're
saving my family from the trauma of prematurely deceased fish)
You are AWESOME! and HILARIOUS, btw.
Anyhoo, you're cool. Bye!
Mommy, CarGoggle, and Q Armstrong
June 02, 2006
I have searched google about a million times,
but could not find a better site than this! Your site is not
confusing to read and has lots of good info. From all I
learned from your site, I am going to try to breed bettas
also. I have never bred bettas before, so wish me luck!
June 03, 2006
O.O...::blinks and rubs eyes:: whoa, you actually had a
chance to read my email ^_^ and of course all of your
hard work will not be in vain because my bettas and many
other people's bettas are alive and healthy because of you.
Once again, thank you Faith!
June 03, 2006
I had to let you know that your web site is AWESOME! I went
to one of those places you warn us about. You know, the ones
where they keep Bettas in those cruel little plastic cups.
My heart broke when I saw one male in his cup with his nose
crammed to the underside of the lid, trying to get some air
when they had filled his cup too full. I have spent over 100
hours researching needs and possibilities of fish on your
web site. From this I realized that they were drowning this
poor Betta. I immediately called for the manager and
informed them how disgusted I was, and was offered the fish
for free because they considered him too far gone. With your
help, I am happy to report that "Nemo" (my new turquoise
and purple Betta) is in his brand new 10 gallon tank with 3
shrimp, perfectly healthy (after some considerable
medication time in a 1 gallon jar), and very happy. He is
constantly flaring at his reflection in the glass. In
return, Nemo is bringing my daughter, and myself many hours
of enjoyment in watching and caring for him. Soon he will be
enjoying his new Java moss I just ordered from you. Thank
you Faith, for giving the knowledge that has brought me so
God Bless! I know he has blessed us through you.
Kelly Bindewald, Samantha, and Nemo.
Monday, June 05, 2006
I work at Petsmart (first in NJ, now in WA) and therefore
sell many many bettas in little cups. I diret a lot
of betta parents to your site, knowing the fish will be
better cared for with the info you give. Yesterday
at work, there was a man who said he wishes he had a big
room full of bettas. I told him to check out
Bettatalk because he would be wowed! He said,
"I just moved here from TX and you are the second
person to suggest that website!" He's gonna
check it out. Cool. :)
Your site is just so fabulous! I
always came to it to check on basic questions about my betta,
but after placing an order, I took the time to read the rest of
it. The story about Baby was what got me motivated to read (My
mother thinks I'm completely insane with my love for "all things
beastie", so it's nice to know I'm not alone!) The stories
about your dogs and the list from Cole on the humor page had me
IN TEARS from laughing! Your sense of humor is fabulous. If
you wrote a daily article, it would be the first thing I'd read
every day! Thanks for the laughs and endearing stories.
news, I'd like to congratulate you! You're a grandma! I
currently have 3 spawns just under 4 weeks old from lots
I obtained from you--two are from Satin Flames and one
from Twilights. I'm especially excited about one of the
Satin Flame lots--I don't know if you remember but I had
gotten a male double tail that was from a SF outcross w/
some green marbling? He's been dubbed Ragtime Cowboy
Joe and he has great fins, by far the strongest of any
of my fish--even after spawning not the tiniest tear!
All spawns were small--under 30 with no mortalities once
they hit the free swimming stage--but out of RC Joe's
spawn of 28 I've counted at least 9 double tails, and
they are perfect double tails--nice clean split right
down to the peduncle and beautifully even lobes all of
them! I'm so proud of him and his sister!
I just came
across your site and wanted to let you know that it's
great. Your dedication and passion for the hobby is
evident. It is very informative and thorough and you mix in
lots of witty humor, which makes it fun too. Although I am
not a betta breeder, I am a aquarium hobbyist who is just
getting to the point of setting up my first fish room, as my
girlfriend is getting cranky about all the tanks spread
throughout the house, hehe. I picked up alot of useful
information and got a few ideas for my fish room from your
site, Thanks again and keep up the good work!
/ Long Island,NY