my references -
from customers who have purchased my bettas
I got the bettas and they are, to say the least,
BEAUTIFUL!!!! the DT female is incredible.
Thank you so much for the Melano. I love Melanos. :)
I will ship the box back soon. Thanks so much.
I. R. LUDERS, NM
|I received my fishes, they
are doing great. Thank you so much for the free twilight
fish cool, can't wait to see his true colors. I have never seen
light bodied fish as amazing as these, so awesome! Thanks again.
I will send your box back soon.
N. PODBESEK, VA
|Bettas arrived!! All four
of them! Safely getting acclimatized still, each in their very
own small tank w/filter!
The male SF's water was so blue, I still can't really see how
pretty he is! The white SF girl kept eyeing me as if to say,
"Oh, great. First a tiny bag, now you? I don't believe
it!" The SF girl w/ red fins was pretty frisky when I moved
her bag to float in the water and jumped in her bag.
And then we come to Price Charlie.
Prince cause he's a crowntail, and Charlie because I like
telling him "Charlie, you're gonna eat this worm and like
it, or else!"
(...) They all enjoyed a couple worms
last night and this morning.
T. ENGLISH, CA
the bettas you sent me seem alive and
well!! thank you and i look forward to doing business with
you in the future :).
A. MILLER, IN
|Actually arrived just
before noon, and my PO lady called me so I ran over and picked
them up...seem to be fine...quiet in their bags...very pale,
can't wait to see their "real" color...they are
floating...seem to be fine....I will email again in a day or
two and tell you how we are acclimating! (...)
Thank you for my "freebee", that of course is his
The guys seem ok...the 2 I think I
have to really watch are the pastel male and the yellow
female...the red and blue is actually my favorite...his colors
are beautiful this a.m. (and they are my stable colors....I
should do a whole line of red and blue...haha)...the black
male went home with my friend, too much moaning and groaning
going on...I'm going to come back to you for a pair of black
crowntail...you actually have a pair on your stock list, are
they still available?? They are next on my wish
list...ok, I'm hooked...off to the pet store this a.m.....THANK
YOU SOOOO MUCH...I have always had "a few fish" in
my bird room for humidity (I do a few canaries as my therapy
away from the barn) now they are taking on a whole new life of
P. SIMONEAU, VA
|The girls arrived safely
and looking good. I will ship your box back right
away. Thank you.
D. HERRING, IN
Faith, they are so beautiful!!
Especially that opaque male, he is stunning! I expected him
to be pretty but wow. And the little female crowntail is
adorable as well. Also, thanks for the extra dreamcatchers,
I really appreciate it! The males are really pale, they have
almost no color to them right now, lol. They're all raving
and trying to get out of the bags. The only bad thing was I
had to look really hard for bettamax, the guy at my lfs told
me aquatronics went out of business. I just have enough
left, though. Is there some other med I can use that
replaces bettamax? Anyway, thanks so much. You've been
really helpful through everything, and I really appreciate
it. Oh, and did I say thanks? lol.
Just dropping you a line to let you
know that I opened the box (very carefully!) and all the
bettas are doing well. At the moment I have them
floating in the bags in the jars and acclimating then to the
temperatures. Thank you for the surprise Crusader
betta! He is gorgeous!
S. SAMANO, NY
ps. I'll send the box back to you asap!
My Dear Faith
I just want to inform you that I got the bettas Yesterday and
thank you for
the free female. As always they are great and very pretty. We
keep in touch
I'll let you know when I mail back the box.
L. LUNA, WA
Faith. My Bettas arrived in
great condition at 9
O"clock this morning.
The Post Office was great
about calling me when they
arrived. All fish are
active and floating
comfortably in their new
homes. Thanks for the
extra cello female.
I'm sure she will be an
excellent addition to my
breeding stock. It was
a pleasure doing business
with you and hope to do more
in the future. I'll
wrap and return the box
today. Thanks again.
I got them--they are beautiful,
(...) They are getting used to their new water now.
Thank you very much for sending an extra one, too.
I will try and send your box back tomorrow.
A. NASH, NY
The 5 Bettas got here safe. They arrived at my post office
between 1130 am and Noon. They are acclimating now. They do look
admire your dedication to Bettas. The 5 Bettas are settled in their new 1- gallon Jars, and are
doing great. I fed them all some PE Mysis once they were settled
in. All 5 Bettas devoured the Mysis shrimp in
less than a minute. I will go with the Brine Shrimp tomorrow.
Take Care and I am surprised and glad that everything went so
K. DAUGHERTY, WY
|Hi Faith, I received the
fish this morning. They are all well and healthy. Beautiful
fish. Thanks for the extra fish. I mailed the box back to you
after I unpacked the fish. Followed your instructions on
wrapping and labeling. Mailed it back priority mail.
Thanks again. Aloha!
Yes, we got our Bettas safely, and
they are lovely! I am pleased and a bit surprised that the
Satin Flame female is a double tail. What a bonus! I just
love double tails.
Thank you. Once again, they are so
J. WHEELER, TX
They arrived safely and are beauties! Thank you so much! I
will spoil them rotten like the rest of my babies.
A. HANSEN, NV
The bettas arrived safely and are going through
acclimation. The pH and carbonate hardness of the
water matched mine. My general hardness is less.
Thanks for the happy surprise Betta! The plants are
S. GREGUSKE, NJ
I received the fish and they
look good from what I can tell. They are floating in
their bags getting used to the water. I really
appreciate you sending me an extra female. I will be
breeding these pairs soon. Thanks again!!!
A. BRY, MI
Hi Faith received the fish and they are doing
great. I will send the box back tomorrow friday the 8th.
B. HARTLEY, MO
I got the
fishies, they're all alive
and well. They're acclimating to their new
tanks. Thank you so much for
the crystal black male. I
was really hoping you'd send me a male ^-^.
Thank you so much,
J. STONE, CO
The little guy arrived today and I am carefully
acclimating him. He looks very sweet, not stressed,
and curious about where he is (at least, he looks at
me VERY carefully whenever I approach... must be my
curly hair ;) He's been trying to attack the plant
bag which is floating next to his bag. I also am<
getting a 2-gall. fish bowl ready for the daphnia.
Thanks again for sending him along. I will let you
know how he does. Right now he is still acclimating
and I will go slowly this this process.
(nex day): The little guy seems to be
doing very well. Swims fine, has a good appetite (I gave
him a bit of frozen bloodworms), and appears to enjoy
exploring his new surroundings. For some reason, he
seems quite intrigued by the Duetto filter. Last night
kissing it-- honest!
M. MORGAN, NY
My mom picked up the bettas from the
post office this morning at 11 our time, and they're
safely floating in their bags in the tank. :) The SF male
and the surprise apache female seem very active (the SF male
is still flaring at my older petstore male, who seems to
enjoy the company) The SF female seems a bit less active,
and both females are a bit pale, but I'll have to wait a day
or two for them to feel better and color up :) I took great
care with trying to open the box, and I'll wrap it up and
ship it back to you as soon as possible. :)
M. BURTON, NY
I received my fish this AM , the two
females are nice and thanks for the extra Male , he is
an ornery little SOB , I like that
: ) , thanks for the free micro culture as
Ok , all have already eaten
a nice dinner of blood worms and a dash of shrimp
So , im happy there all healthy and
active already .
They all got there own gallon jars ,
in plain sight of all the neighbors so I don’t think they
will get to lonely or depressed , the Male is a flaring
machine , I like this guy : )
Most impressed with how active,
healthy and colorful they are already
Will be shipping the box back tomorrow
Will be ordering again soon ,
take care and thanks much, its been a pleasure.
S. STONE, IA
The 5 Bettas are all doing great!! They love the freeze
dried foods. I feed them frozen mysis twice per week,
freeze dried bloodworms twice per week, and freeze dried brine
shrimp twice each week. I fast them one time per week.
I agree with you info about fasting them once per week, and I
have done this with my seahorses for years. I think diet
and the one day fast really helps, because my seahorse are
over 3 years old, which is past their life expectancy. I
think it will do the same with the Bettas. They are
really growing and their colors are starting to look awesome.
Thanks for everything, you are great!!
Dear Faith: I picked the girls
up this morning and they are floating in my 30 gallon tank
with three other ladies I got from you last year.
Everything looks great. Thanks for picking such nice
I'll get your box in the mail on
Thanks again and God bless.
F. HEABERLIN, MA
|Good Evening Faith,
They got here in good shape. They're all perfect, black,
blue, I really don't care. They're beautiful.
The whole 'fam damily' is having a great time with our new
pets. They are the topic of every conversation
lately. We have always had aquatic pets of one kind or
an other, tropical fish, newts, African frogs, guppies.
Bettas seem to be our fav. I'll send your box back
Thanks for the freebie. He's gorgeous, what ever color he
L. HABIB, CA
Actually, they arrived yesterday, but I got home late from
work and crashed
out. And *actually* they originally got here a day earlier
than you told me,
but then went to the post office and my mom picked them up
for me (thanks
All of them are doing just fine, the CT male is so shiny
already I can see
his color through the blue water and bag! Was trying to
pick a fight earlier
with his neighbor the green moon...
I have to say again, wow. ^_^ Faith, your bettas are the
best. I bought some
from another place and they weren't so great...kinda
narrow tails and a
couple have this weird lip thing (on the up side, one of
the males developed
this neat...I dunno what to call it, it looks like a brown
BF pattern. So
he's gold-yellow with a wide brown band on his tail and
fins). And you
picked out an awesome pair for me, I love the GM-whatever
fishes! SO nice!
o_O Thank you thank you thank you!
M. OSEDO, HI
I just wanted to let you know that the girls and the boy arrived
safely this morning and they are currently floating in their
can't wait to see their colors come back in! Thank you for
a breeding pair as well. = ) I really appreciate it. I can't
your box today, because I have class and work right after each
but I will try to ship it back tomorrow afternoon.
Thanks a bunch and I hope to do business with you again soon!
K. GODWIN, MD
Bettas got here fine! They are
beautiful, I will ship the box back tomorrow. Thank you
N. RIVERA, NM
I got the fish today. They all
look great. The surprise betta was a real surprise!
I didn't expect something so nice! Although all the
research I've done on you says that all of your fish are top
notch so I shouldn't be too surprised. Thanks a lot. I
sent your box back today via UPS. Thanks again for
everything. I'll let you know how they are after a
week or so...
G. SORENSON, MN
I forgot to
tell you the girls arrived
I feel guilty now 'cause my
most favoritest color
(black crusader) has been
ousted by a little golden
female. Absolutely GORGEOUS.
I admit I was thinking,
"Dang, she's awfully
expensive... no way can she
wrong. She's better!
wanted to let you know that the babies have arrived safe and
swimming. I got a call form the post office this morning at
about 9:15 am. I picked them up as fast as I could (Its just
like Christmas when you send me fish )
Anyway they are beautiful and I just wanted to say thank
you. You are the Betta Master.
A. FLETCHER, IL
Faith, I have a good feeling.
All bettas are happy and well. They are all gorgeous.
I am so excited. I cant wait till they have gotton use
to their new home so I can begin breeding them. One of
my store bought betta pairs just bred for the first time
yesterday. I am so excited the male is such a good
dad. I can't wait for them to hatch. Thanx again
I will send back the box ASAP.
E. MITCHELL, FL
The bettas are doing well and
I was up way into the night taking them slowly thru the
adaptation process. The surprise betta is also doing
well. They are eating and exploring their new
My daphnia culture seems to be doing
well too, but I'm not sure about the microworms. I'm
not too worried about the worms right now though because I
don't need them for at least another month. If this
culture does not survive, I will order more.
The Java ferns were excellent!
I placed one in my community tank of female bettas and
they just love it. Another went to a tank with my red,
white and blue betta and the third one has become the
hiding haven of the new yellow male betta.
I will get your box in the mail for
you on Monday. Thank you for the beautiful bettas.
C. FREEMAN, WV
Hi Faith. My new babies arrived
this morning and all are healthy and active. Can't
wait to see them free swimming. I will return the box
later today. Thank you for the present. Is she
from your Satin Flame line??? She's a real Cutie.
Take care. Mike
M. FORSBERG, MA
I just wanted to let you know that
the gorgeous bettas that arrived on Friday are seem to be
adjusting smoothly to their new home. And
you were too generous in sending that magnificent red male as
my 'surprise' fish!
The black/beige splash pair are more
beautiful -- with more surprising and subtle detail -- than I
even imagined. Each of them has their own 5-gallon
aquarium, tastefully decorated with java ferns. And
I must say that the cross-country trek did little, it seems,
to curb their appetites, which I'm taking as a good sign.
The aforementioned red male has his
own 5-gallon aquarium, as well, and is eating and flaring and
parading about as though he owns the place.
The three female 'culls' are, as you indicated, a bit shy and
out of sorts. They're very dainty at feeding time, but
I'm doing my best to tempt them with fresh delicacies of brine
shrimp and frozen worms. For the time being they're
setting up shop together in a 20-gallon sorority house, and
I'm keeping my eye on them.
P. FULTON, VA
I received my package of kids at the post office this early
am. I was anxious and pretty sure the post office would
screw the pooch, as has happened with me before, but alas,
they were fine and look no worse for the wear. Your
shipping is pretty secure and I'm pleased with how the melanos
appear. Thank you for the apache surprise. He's
obviously a good eater! I can't see the colors well on
everyone at this point because they're still floating in their
respective homes with blued water, though they look active and
healthy, so I'm happy. You take good care of your kids
and I respect that. They will make a nice addition to my
home. Thank you, once again, and I look forward to doing
business with you in the future.
ps: All the kids are settled into
their homes and looking good. The melano pair I ordered
are just way too cool. All the kids are eating like pigs
and active, even the adoption runt.
B. GILLIAM, CA
I just wanted to let you know that the
bettas arrived this morning and are acclimating in their
tanks. They are BEAUTIFUL. Thank you very much
for the cull apache female with clamp fin I will do my
best to treat back to wellness. I am off to the fish
store to get a few last minute things. I will let you
know when I decide to breed them and if I am sucessful.
Again thank you for such beautiful fish, I will definitely
be doing business with you in th future.
H. VANWORMER, NY
The bettas have arrived and thank you
for the surprise satin female I am very grateful.
C. FLOWER, WI
All the kids are settled and look great. Bubblenests are
on all three males tanks that I got from you over the last
month. The melano built a nest about the size of my
hand...it's absolutely huge. He's such a little puffer.
The red is flaring constantly and the emerald is doing more
laps than a distance runner. I see good things for the
I'm not sure what to think of that plakat you included, it
seems nonresponsive, we'll see I guess.
I sent your box back today and this is the tracking # should
you need it for any reason....0304 1560 0003 1665 6974
Thank you for the beautiful babies.
B. GILLIAM, CA
|Hello Faith, We
received our order. All Fish are alive and well!
Amazing since the Post office said they didn't really care if
the box was upright or not. They look Great! My
daughter is Extremely excited to be caring for bettas from
your stock! She is following the instructions from your
e mail. I will send the box back to you
tomorrow. Thank you for the surprise too! She will
be very happy. We will keep in touch to let you know how
her breeding turns out.
R. WARD, ID
The fish have made it home! (...) They are all gorgeous, and
doing well. I have them floating right now, I am so excited
and relieved that they made it safely. My other fish seem very
excited at the thought of neighbors as well. *grin*
Thank you for everything!
S. WELCH, NJ
Just wanted to let you know that the pair and surprise bettas
got here and
they are JUST FINE! Really beautiful! I LOVE them!
Your doing a great
job. By the way, would it be ok to give the box to you
when you come to
Santa Cruz, or would you like me to send it back right away?
A. SALYER, CA
Faith! My bettas
arrived today (...) Had
my tanks already set up
(1 gal for each) and had
some extra water for the
free cull (hes a little
cutie despite his tail and
has a sweet face!) so he has
his own tank to that
hes floating in right now.
They are already trying to
get outta the bags ( i
would be too i guess after
two days) and they look
gorgeous. I'm wrapping you
bag up as I'm typing (which
is really hard to do lol)
and will have it out to
you tommorow! Thank you so
much! I look forward to
getting some more next
week, lol! Have a great
weekend til then!
PS: The cd is awesome, im
listening to it as i
unpacked them so they will
feel a little more at home
of all, the bettas JUST arrived. Second of all,
they are absolutely GORGEOUS! There are
hardly words to explain how happy I am right now,
hehe. They are all swimming around, happy as
can be. The second little girl was a nice
gift, thank you. I just started the floating
of the bags (LOL) and am following your
instructions to the tee. I want to thank you
for all of your help and generosity. I will be
sure to keep a look out for anymore Holy Grail
Crusaders you may come up with. I will be sending
your box back promptly :)
M. BARCLAY, IL
The fish arrived safely
and I am extremely pleased. To find that my free surprise fish
was an Emerald Dawn female to go along with my ED male was
truly a very happy surprise! Thank you so much.
I can’t believe how
much my beautiful Pastel male resembled the specimen pictured
on your Website! To say that I’m excited about my Apache is
a gross understatement. Even though just a youngster, I can
already tell that he is going to be absolutely stunning!!!
Thank you, once again,
for entrusting one of your best to a novice. We hope to
someday make you proud.
V. ALLRIDGE, AK
Got the bettas and they're looking and
doing great! They're currently chowing down on daphnia
and I'll be introducing them to some of the live brine
I've been cultivating in my backyard soon. The
female's already barred up -- great condition!
I'll send out the box as soon as I get
the chance (in the next couple of days).
Edwin and Judy Sapugay
Got the Bettas,
they are happily acclimating now….he is absolutely
beautiful! He started coloring up when we put the bag in
to float, and no tail chewing ! Thanks so much for the DT
female, I have been wanting one forever! She is lovely and
looks very sweet, while the DC female looks like she has
attitude for miles!!! Will ship the box back
tomorrow hopefully, if not then Friday definitely!
BTW, I checked out
the Alternate Faith webpage last nite…what a great site!
Wish it had a few more songs on it to listen to. I was pretty
impressed (and that doesn’t happen much!) Your sound has a
pretty well balanced mix of western and eastern music…very
nice. So any idea on when you’re gonna put out the acoustic
album?? Next time I order I’ll definately get a cd.
Wish I had checked first.
again for the BEAUTIFUL Bettas. They’ll be spoiled like the
rest of our zoo. Now we have to come up with three names……
S. BIBB, AL
I received my bettas this morning-
thank you very much for the beautiful
surprise male. They all look healthy and very active in their
again- I couldn't be happier with them! I will ship your box
S. STONE, MO
Ha ha, yay, I'm back online! (We only
just got our internet service back a few minutes ago --
sorry it took me so long to finally get a chance to e-mail
And ha ha, yay, I got bettas!
Well, this morning I called the local
USPO as soon as it opened (8 AM), and was told by a costumer
service representative that the bettas were not expected to
arrive until tomorrow. Thirty minutes later, my cell rang to
alert me of a new voicemail message. I checked it and it was
someone from USPO telling me that my package had arrived and
was on hold for me. So, I zoomed down to the post office,
got the precious package, and took it back to my house,
placed it in my room, and then zoomed off again so I
wouldn't be late for my college class. Hee hee. Fortunately,
I didn't have to wait long before I was able to come back
home and fuss over my new family members.
They are all simply gorgeous and after
only 11 hours I've been given major indications as to their
different personalities. (Yes, I've been staring at them
(Note: The Blue Moon betta male does
have a slight red wash in the middle of the outer edge of
his dorsal, but it really doesn't detract from his beauty at
And, thank you very much for the
surprise black female!! She was perhaps the most frightened
out of all of them. All the others had free view of their
respective strain partner, and she was the only one without
a betta partner to look at. I was a bit cautious because I
thought she would become even more frightened were I to show
her one of my two mutt pet-shop bettas. But, after fifteen
minutes I decided to see what would happen, and the moment
he caught sight of her and started to flare and show off,
her horizontal lines instantly disappeared and became
vertical. I've found that she's the most shameless flirt out
of all the females! (Even though her "partner" in
the next jar over is over 4 times her size.)
They all finished the acclimation
process a few minutes ago, and have had their water treated
with amquel, aquarium salt, etc. They also seem to be eating
well. I'm a little worried about the appetite of the other
black female that came with the Black Crystal pair (I
haven't seen her eat anything, yet), but I'll give her some
Your bettas are truly amazing fish. My
aunt (who is schizophrenic, bipolar, and has multiple
personality and post-traumatic stress syndrome and often has
the personality of a 5 year old) has been having a bad week,
and when I opened the box I made sure that she was the first
person I showed the fish to. She LOVED them. Later on, I
turned to find her walking into my room to gaze at the shelf
that the fish were on while they were getting used to the
temperature of the jars, and she stared at them for a long
time before exclaiming "The blue one!" at the
sight of the male Blue Moon betta. She then proceeded to
giggle in absolute delight in between her exclamations of
"The blue one!"
Thank you so much for helping to put a
smile on her face today, for having such a passion for these
great creatures and, of course, for sharing your
passion with others! I'm looking forward to buying from you
again in the future.
I'll be sure to mail your box back
(properly wrapped) within the next few days.
With much love and admiration,
M. LEON, CA
|The bettas have landed.
They are soaking and doing fine. The green male is
gorgeous! I also love the crowntail pair...they are my first.
:) Thanks! I
will send the box back tomorrow.
S. JOLLEY, UT
Thank you again for the beautiful
bettas--the yellow pair is gorgeous as advertised. I
also appreciate the darling spotted cull--she is adorable
and coincidentally looks like my spotted dog. I will
be sure to let you know what we do together.
A. NASH, KY
|Hi Faith - All 5 fish
arrived safe and sound, are now floating in their bags, in
their respective bowls, and tanks! I love the surprise
fish, and I'm really thrilled to have of all of them!! I
will send your box back ASAP.
Many thanks, and I hope all is well with you,
L. GRAVELINE, VT
I got the bettas :)) Thank
you!! I love the SF geno gal and my green moon
extras!! I guess you can probably allready tell they
were safe and sound when I received them :))
Once again, thank you for my beautiful
bettas :)) They are doing wonderful and are now
swimming freely in their jars!! :o)
L. HOPKINS, VA
I just wanted to tell you again, just
how happy we are with the two pair of bettas we got from you
before your vacation. We got
two pair of Crowntails, one red pair
and the other Satin Flame....all are doing well and growing
up nicely... Hope to try to spawn our
first spawn here a a week or
so....after a trip to Chicago... I will keep you
Bill McCollister, MI
Dear Faith, I picked up the
girls, and they are doing fine. They're beautiful!
Thank you for the great selection. I will be very
patient in acclimating them.
C. Cope, CA
|I got the bettas today
and they are like sooo pretty :D:D:D:D:D<3 i was like WEEE-^________^-
the crown tail mail is so pretty i got like all my friends to
come over after school to see it and my giants are pretty even
though they are still a tad bit pale but yea i got them and i
like them a lot and my dad says he is impressed cause he didn't
think it would all work out sending through the mail !
T. PATTON, TX