from customers who have purchased my bettas
"hi faith ,
just a note that your shipment arrived at 1000am.
everyone of your babies came through great, so your
you can really see that you put a lot of time and love into
this, so it is greatly appreciated. thanks
D. MAHEFKY, FL
I have received my bettas and they all look well and feisty. They're being
acclimated to their new homes now. You really did a great job at packing
them, I was very impressed! I
just wanted to let you know that my little Powder Blue Male has already
built a HUGE bubblenest in his tank!
The 4th of July male also has a nest, and is catching up to the powder
blue. I have bought bettas over the net about six or seven times before I
you, and I have never seen bettas as healthy and happy so soon after
shipping as yours are. They act like they've been living here for at least
2 weeks, not 2
days! I am VERY VERY pleased with my new bettas, and the next time I order
fish, I'm ordering from you."
M. MCCLUSKEY, CT
Just keeping ya posted... I
picked them up yesterday and they look fantastic! Both seem to
have acclimated just beautifully! Thanks for everything!
K. KANE, MN
I am very happy with the fish, and they're all doing great. They're
good eaters and very friendly and curious. The big crystal female is
gorgeous and full of eggs, and the powder green male has already
blown a small nest. The little gift male and little "Petey"
already square off and flare for each other (they're so tough),
and the double-tail gift female is adorable! She's the first
DT I've ever owned and is so cute and lively. They are all lovely
and I'm so excited about working with your crystal strain, since of
all the betta colors I'm most intrigued by black, and I love
cellophane whites and all their variations. I have about 20 babies
from my older cellophane pair; they're almost three weeks old now,
growing well and happily snarfing brine shrimp. I could never have
gotten them this far without the BettaTalk
site--thank you, thank you!
This has been a lot of fun, Faith. I look forward to more betta
PS: Love to "Mom" from Moonlight, Lovecraft, Sativa, Uxia,
Count D, Garnet,
Petey and Camellia
Thank you for all your hard
work. My bettas are home and safe in their jars. Feel free to let me
know if there are any more cull fish you would want to give to good
homes, I have lots of space and lots of free time to take care of
them. Thank you again."
A FLETCHER, IL
The babies arrived safe and sound - everything went perfectly.
Now I have
to finish reading the instructions. I'll keep you
posted...thanks again for
S. ADKINS, TX
I just wanted to confirm that my lovely Bettas have arrived safely
being acclimated. I will keep you informed of their progress.
Thank you so much for maintaining such a smooth, well-organized
shipping process...I will be sending your shipping box back to you
I look forward to ordering from you again.
B. ROSE, GA
|"I have never seen a male
with such enormous fins as the yellow male that you sent me.
He is gorgeous.. I named him Butternut......The female is very nice
also, I have never owned a DT before and it will be very
interesting to watch her grow....I named her Buttercup. I
can't wait until I am a ble to spawn them. I anticipate
getting some very nice offspring. I think I may call
them my Butterscotch line. What do you think?
M. KYMBALL, IN
|"Faith, I couldn't read
the phone number on the outside of the box, so to keep your sanity
and myself from ripping the bags open too soon, I floated the little
ones and ran to my boyfriend's office to use his computer. The
holy grail pair are looking fine, and the dragon strain looks
awesome! Can't wait till he really relaxes and colors up! I'll
keep you updated...Thank you so much, and I will be thinking about
you on the 18th. Hope you feel better soon!!!!
E. NUCIO, NY
|I just received the bettas (black
hooded yellows) and they are beautiful.
Thanks for the extra female too, she is just too pretty. :-)
acclimating fine right now. The male can see the other 2 ladies and
busy showing off for them. They, of course, are ignoring him.
LOL I will
send your box back to you tomorrow. Thanks again, Faith. I
recommend your bettas to my friends. :-) :-)
R. ALVARADO, NY
fish are doing wonderfully and the big news is that the powder blue pair
spawned two weeks ago. It was a small spawn, but they both did very
well--Moonlight was so diligent about repairing the nest that it
eventually grew to twice the size of the cup! The fry are doing fine and I
can see caudal fins on the bigger ones now. At least one of them looks to
be a DT!
I'm glad to hear that you're recovering from your surgery. I will keep you
posted on how the fry come along. I'm counting my days and dollars until I
can buy some more of your fish!
I love my fishies and I think they like me pretty well.
My best to all the fish, the dogs and Mr. 181!
I just got my bettas in good condition and
everything went smooth. They
are beautiful. I ll be mailing your box today.
Thank you so much.
Just picked the fish up and are
slowly acclimating them. Thanks for the upgrade and all the
extras. You have set me up for a lot of breeding options and I do
appreciate it. They are beautiful fish. I can't wait
to try that pure white opaque male I have with one of the females.
They are all just the right size for him too;) perfect as usual.
I will get your box back on it's way to you tomorrow and give you
an update on the fish.
Thanks again !
S. MOORE, MN
Thanks again for the fine bettas. I really like the opaques, I hope
to spawn them in a month . Thanks a lot and I am planning on buying
D. WRIGHT, NY
Hello, I just picked up my
bettas from the post office and they all arrived safe and sound.
They are all beautiful. And thank you so very much for
the cute little cull "tiny tom" and the free marble
female. That was so nice of you. Don't worry about
them. They are going to be loved and cared for. I run
a child daycare out of my house and all the kid will love looking
I have sent your box back as
requested. It went out today at 4:15pm EST by priority mail using
the address label and delivery confirmation label you provided.
The fish have colored up nicely and the male has a huge bubble
nest already. Thanks again for the great fish, super emails,
and fast shipping!!
Just letting you know that the Bettas did arrive safely and are
well. Sorry to get back to you late, but after getting them
and admiring them I realized that I was already late for a meeting
(...) hey...these guys are beautiful!!! I'll definitely
be making more purchases in the future.
Once again, thanks for everything,
V. MOJICA, CA
Just letting you know that the babies arrived safely. The local PO
here is great. The Postmaster himself took care of it, and told me
to let him know when I have more coming. Good news hey. The babies
are almost acclimated and look fabulous. Box will be on its way back
D. SPIZAK, NM
Thank you SOOOOOOOOOOO
much for the betta's there awesome and the cull you sent me is so
pretty how come it's considered a cull. I picked up the betta's a
few hours ago and there adjusting to the water as we speak.
J. HARRINGTON, IL
The bettas arrived safely today. They are beautiful. Thank you. We
apologize again for not confirming on the shipping. He thought I did
I thought he did....
T & K MARENIC, TX
Your box is in the mail as of 9:00 this morning. The tracking number
0301-0120-0001-0851-5559. The bettas are all adjusting nicely! I
believe it when I first saw the Apache female--I actually didn't
DT :) and she is so beautiful that I almost couldn't breathe. I
her (briefly) to my Genji, who concurs :). He shares some
with your Apaches (piebald face, big dark eyes, butterfly pattern),
he is closer to purple than red, and though a pet store rescue is
one of the
most beautiful bettas I've ever brought home. He spawned once with a
Cambodian female of mine, but ate the eggs. I'm hoping the Apache
successfully seduce him and help foster good behavior this time. I'm
her Akashi--I don't know if you've read "The Tale of Genji,"
but in that
story the Akashi Lady was the mother of Prince Genji's daughter.
also mean "red" in Japanese, so it's very appropriate :).
The Blue Moons seem to be settling in well--better than the Apache,
a little high-strung for the first couple of days but has calmed
and is eating, etc. The BM male is gorgeous and has the nicest
personality. Even after he'd only been out of the bag for about an
was very friendly and curious and would swim up and down yelling at
food. He sustained some tears in his tail and some damage to a
during the trip, so I've got him swimming in Bettamax to make sure
okay. I call him "Merlin." The two females are Miharu and
Misuzu after two
characters in a Japanese cartoon series I like. I love the white
the extra adoption female--she has a little "saddle" and
what appears to be a reverse butterfly pattern. I'm keeping an eye
on that bump under her chin and have got her in a little Bettamax
too for right now.
I have 23 adult bettas and two growing batches of fry. The second,
powder blue pair you sold me, is small and slow-growing so far, but
them are DTs with large lobes and nice, even splits! (...).
Anyway, hope you had time to read this long letter. Thank you once
the lovely fishies. They drive me crazy, but are an endless source
gratification and entertainment, and they also force me to drag my
of bed earlier in the morning. I'm looking forward to watching them
through Seattle's gray winter. Take care, and my best to Mr. 181,
and all the finny family.
A. SCHWANKE, WA
The cardinal reds arrived in great shape today. They look
great! Wow - what an extra! Quite a nice surprise.
ANYWAY, I love the Cardinal reds. They far exceeded my
expectations (...). Thanks again for the Extra. I like
the two pair idea and will be looking for another female (or 2) of
this line on your website. I REALLY like this female (I like
the males too but did not expect this nice of a female). OK,
time to add a few more drops of water to the bags. I will try
to send your box back on my lunch hour tomorrow. Thanks again
and best of luck on all your future endeavors - Betta or otherwise!
Thanks again for the great bettas and your professionalism!
J. RIEMAN - DMV, TX
|hey Faith !
Thank u for the Lovely Trio !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They're safely
arrived this morning .
Thank uuuu again!
lovely fish !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
C. DAWN, FL
I got a call from my PO promptly this
morning at 8 am, and I got my bettas right away! THANK YOU
for the extra female DT yellow cull. She is very cute!
Everybody is in fine shape--alive and kickin' and looking forward
to getting into their new homes. They are soaking now.
Thank you again-- and I'll be shipping the
box back later today or tomorrow am at the latest.
N. PARR, ND
My mom (Nancy Parr) and I ordered some
bettas from you last week and just got them today. They
came while I was at school (AKA doodling bettas in the margins
of my history notes ^-^) and when I got home, there they were,
floating in their jars on the kitchen table!
(Needless to say, it was a VERY nice surprise!)
So, after drooling over the fishies
for like, ten hours ^^, I was inspecting the box, and found
a little plastic dixie thingie full of "oatmealish
stuff" that I am assuming is a microworm culture.
Thanks for your time! I have learned SO
much about bettas from your site over the last few years, and
I absolutely LOVE my new fish! I'm very excited to
see them out of their bags and into their jars tomorrow
morning. Okay, enough of clogging up your inbox,
~Carolyn Parr, proud new owner of a beautiful
steel blue delta tail male, DT female, ST female, and
cute-as-can-be DT yellow female cull, now christened Dragon,
Sparkle, Twinkle, and Buttercup (North Dakota)
Received Bettas, they are in very good
shape! Floating them now. Also returning box today.
Very pleased with fish and service provided. Look forward to
C. CHOY, HI
|" I just picked up the
fish and the little black hooded yellow is just too cute!! And
the ivory guy (cull) with the bad gills is so handsome. I am
treating him now - hopefully he'll get better with time. His
fins are like antique lace. You realize of course, now that I
see how gorgeous your ivories are, I'm going to have to order some
when you have more for sale! :-)
Thanks for all your work in getting these
fish to me. I really appreciate your exceptional effort with
this shipment. Your quality and variety of bettas can't
be beat and I'm telling everyone I know to buy fish from you!"
We beat the weather!
All six fish arrived safe and sound this morning at 10AM! I will
send your box back either later this afternoon or tomorrow morning!
(Depends on how late the work-shackles stay attached to my ankles!)
They are beautiful! Perky and lively for having just been in the
mail, too! The 4 extra culls you sent are great too - the runts from
the blue-moon geno are adorable and the little DT female for Mr.
Spotted Yellow Black Melano was such a surprise! And the male...
he's fantastic. I can't wait to see what his colors are like when
The set of instructions you sent with the fish are fantastic.
Incredibly useful - it is wonderful to see how someone who has been
in the business for so long does what they do. I would have bought
just the instructions for the in depth/step-by-step explanations!
I'm am going to go begin the day long process of acclimation now. :)
L. CSIKOS, MD
I am so happy today!
All bettas arrived safe and sound. They are still in
their box (they will have to wait a couple hours until I get
home from work) but already the attitudes are showing.
This promises to be one feisty "Apache" tribe, I
think more angry than frightened about being confined to a
bag. Can't wait
to set them loose and see the personalities emerge!
Just an update…all
apaches are in their jars, have "colored up",
and are absolutely beautiful!! Your site said they
were grade B finnage, but they are definitely A+++ in my
eyes. You have the most beautiful fish I've ever
seen. None of them are timid in the least, and
demanded dinner as soon as they were released from their
bags. They swam out, immediately came to the top,
and I swear their little fishie eyes were saying…"HEY,
you forgot something!" So they dined on the
very sophisticated meal of freeze dried blood worms and
seemed very happy.
The female Apache cull
that you sent-she is so tiny! I was worried she may
have to be separated from the other female, but they seem
to be getting along just fine. I am however, keeping
my eye on them just in case a cat fight erupts.
By the way, YOU are simply
amazing, all the work that you put in to take care of,
breed, and find good homes for these babies…plus
maintaining the web site, work, plus your band…I just
don't know how you do it. I am very impressed.
Okay, I have taken WAY to
much of your time. You take care, and thank you
K. RENFROW, CA
Faith, I just want to let you know that I got the Bettas this
morning. They are in very good condition and I am very glad to
have them with me. All of them are gorgeous. Thank you
very much for the cull and the extra apache I am very happy
to had find a good stock with you. I thank you and I look forward
to buy some more Bettas with you.
you again And congratulations for your great job on selling Bettas
and to make happy a Betta lover like me, your Betta friend
Fishies have arrived safe and sound. (They
are pale but active - beautiful!) Thank you for everything,
especially the exquisite care with which you sent them to me.
S. COTTON, NC
have really outdone yourself this time! These fish are
superb! I just picked them up and unpacked them - and
WOW - so many!! I always feel like a kid at Christmas
when I open your boxes. I love the little DT black
hood female and the Apaches are so cute! I can't wait
to spawn them. The black hood male you told me about
is just as great as you said he was. And the greens
are beautiful too. This email sounds so redundant, but
I just want you to know that all your fish are of superior
quality, and you've really got me hooked! Thanks
so much for holding them until the weather was better here
in NY - I'm already looking forward to your next stock page
update. :) Thanks again!
Where to start? Doing business
with you has been the single most
stress free and pleasant ordeal for me to date.
exactly as you said it would (Not that I didn't trust
About the fish.... All I can say is WOW and OMG they
are beautiful. Thanks for the upgrade to a doubletail Crystal Female and
Green Male. Your exquisite ability to give good
customer care and the
great care you gave to packing the fish for shipment is a
reflection as to what kind of person you are. Your
ability to pay
attention to detail has gained you a full time customer.
I am putting
in double hours so I can buy more fishies. LMAO
I can't believe how exquisitely
beautiful these bettas are. I have a
halfmoon and several delta and super delta's and thought
beautiful.... Until I received the babies I
purchased from you and
they colored up. The Crystals are so beautiful, I
just love their eyes
and displacement. The Male arrived with a torn anal
fin and is getting
the delux beta max treatment. The double tail
female was most welcomed
surprise. Both green males are beautiful I just love
the hint of
yellow in their color and how it disappears if you are
trying to find
it. I think that both may be halfmoons I see
branching starting. The
green female has a regal air about her so she is the only
one I named
so far "Majesty". They all have a
different personality and are
I thank you for such great service!! I will not buy
bettas from anyone
else from this day forth.
Thanks again for everything!! Your fish are in good
hands! They are
safely in their new homes and are eating very well.
All have gotten
their natural color back already I think. If not
then I will be even
more surprised cause they are beautiful.
Sorry this email is so long but your
service has blown me away and the
quality of the Betta's speak for itself. I will definitely
purchasing more bettas from you in the very very near
the next lot (LMAO)).
Thank you so very kindly for everything you have done.
Your box will
be on it's was first thing tomorrow morning. Would
be today but I have
fish to attend to and they won't give me the time off.
R. PANEIRIO, NV
Sorry I didn't do this sooner (ie last night) I got the little
fishies, and they're wonderful! The Male is gorgeously
handsome, and the female's a cutie! Also, thanks lots for the
other male with possible velvet, he's nice too. I'm going to
get his meds to day and hope for the best, I'm sure it'll work out.
I'll be sure to get box outto you.
Thanks again and take care, I'll keep up dated on the sick guy and
how the other two's swan comes out (won't be for a little while
A. MERRIKH, CA
|USPO called at 2:30 p.m.;
bettas arrived in the afternoon mail and have picked them up.
They are presently floating in their bags and seem to be doing well.
Thanks so much for the culls; I'll see that they have a good home.
Box will be mailed back tomorrow as you requested. Dealing
with you has been a pleasure and I'm sure I'll continue to check
your website EVERYDAY!!
S. MORTON, MS
|I picked him up today at 9 am.
He's doing great! He'll be floating for all of the day, with a
little water being added each hour. He is beautiful.
Thank you so much.
M. ALEXANDER, MI
Sorry it took me so long to get back with you, just now had a minute
to sit down. Our children are all acclimating to their new
homes. They all look very anxious to be released so they can
The supervisor at my local post office called me at 10:10 EST this
morning. By 10:30 I had them back to work with me. We
opened the box there, just had to see that they were all right.
They are all beautiful. Couldn't wait to get home this
afternoon, but unfortunately the five of us had to hang around work
until quitting time. (Work is sure inconvenient)
My plan is to send your box out tomorrow at lunchtime. Oh, and
thank you so much for holding them until we returned from vacation.
Everything went so smoothly I'm sure I will be scanning your site
for more beauties.
I can certainly sympathize with you and your Ladybug. Our dog Muffin
is now 16 and is an important senior citizen in our family. I
wish you both all the good-luck in the world.
Again thank you so much, it has been a pleasure doing business with
D. SHELTON, KY
THANK YOU (again) lol :):)!!!
It is 9:30am Central time and I just picked up the
bettas :):). All look
wonderful! When each one was checked all were very full of energy
swimming frantically in their little bags. So none are in any
to the point where they are almost belly up. :) The satin flame male
very beautiful!!! I can see him already getting dark red around the
his fins! And that green HM geno male, all I can say is WOW, He is a
beautiful fish indeed, I cant wait to get him home and get him his
back!! And the HG male, his finnage is beautiful as well!! I do have
more questions regarding the bettas:
K HANSON, MN
The black and orange pair and the opaque cull arrived safely in Palm
Desert this morning. I was amazed to find that the box was
quite cool on the inside and fish were fine - even tho the temps
have been sizzling outside at 110 degrees! You really know how
to pack 'em!!!! :)
The opaque is lovely and I can't see why he's a cull - but thank
you! I will really enjoy him. The black and orange male
is just as gorgeous as you said! Mrs. B&O is still really
scared and doesn't show but a little goldish color yet. They
have only been here an hour tho.
The four Apaches are very interested in their new
"roommates" as all are within viewing distance of their
I will mail your box back tomorrow! Thanks again for all your
care & efforts with these lovely babies.
T. KIDD, CA
I just had to let you know that one
of the Apache pair I purchased from you spawned last night.
This is my first experience with breeding so I am really excited!
I was really surprised that they spawned so quickly. I just
released them into the tank Sunday afternoon and when I got home
from work Monday they were up under the bubble nest together.
I sat there entranced for about an hour watching them. It
was really something ( as you well know). I wanted to thank
you for all the information on breeding and raising fry that you
have on your website. I know that is a lot of work but it is
really helpful to us novice breeders. Thank you for all your
I just ordered a pair of Satin Flame.
I hope I get them, as I saw you only had 2 pair listed. I
really think they are pretty.
J. WISSMAN, FL