from customers who have purchased my bettas
I got em........ALL OF THEM! They are sooooooooooo adorable. my
local post office just called me to let me know about my shipment.
My babies are here!!
I'm taking this afternoon off to attend to them.
(the post office lady said.........."I've never seen a package
many labels." hehehehe
I could tell she was DYING to know what was in there......so I told
She was VERY interested! HA!!! Sneaky betta evangelism!)
And my little boy, Joshua, is oh so handsome.
His sister's name is Ruth..I dunno what to name the cullies cause
you didn't say F or M. I suspect they're all F but I as have never
seen such teensy bettas, I don't know. Joshua is ALL MALE!
hehehehehe (all my fish are named for Old Testament prophets and
characters.....I have ALL the minor prophets! Yes....I need a life
but who cares?) Thanks Faith....your box will be returned at once.
The apaches are doing well and thanks again for the extra. It
has been a pleasure doing business with you.
I rec'd the bettas this morning. They are in good condition.
Thanks so much! I will mail your box back to you on Monday.
I will take good care of the bettas! I totally felt in love
with them when I see them...they
are soooo beautiful! :-)
Faith, you're the best! (I'm sure you
hear this over and over, but it's true!) I received the
Satin Flame pair today and they are great. Their color is
coming back already and the female is busy flirting with the male,
who's in the container next to her. And thank you for
the little st/dt female. She is too cute!
Everyone was well-packed as usual, and is now eating and flaring
away. Thanks again, Faith.
Your loyal customer,
|One of the
two males I bought from you butterflied, as well as the female,
their bodies remained light cambodian color. One of the males has
triple butterfly pattern. :) The two males are dark red by the body,
orangish color, then the one male has white on the tips. :) So they
into very beautiful fish. Thanks again, I look forward to purchasing
fish from you in the future!!
K. HANSON, MN
|Hi Faith! I received the
fish today...a day late. But they arrived in perfect
condition. Thank you so much for the culls. I was very
surprised to see 3 extra fish in my box. The Holy Grails are
awesome! The little male HG is feisty. He's ready to get
out of his bag. All the other fish are great too! But I
just wanted to let you know they arrived and that they are all okay.
J. MORIN, CA
|Bettas have arrived safe and
sound. They are huge! Will mail box today or tomorrow.
S. JOLLEY, UT
All present and accounted for! They are
gorgeous.....and the HG cull is adorable.(...) I think this cull is
a boy so I named him Gideon.
(The pink/golden boy is Zephaniah and the pink/golden
girl is Queen Vashti)
Yep....really should think about getting a life.
Thanks again.....we are all alive and well and
flaring to go in Ohio.
J. HOBBINS, OH
Bettas arrived today. All are alive and healthy and
beautiful. Thanks so
S. PETERSON, MI
I picked up the bettas for Ellen and myself at the Palm Desert PO at
10:30 this a.m. with no problem at all. I opened the package
immediately and all fish seemed in good condition - especially the
females who are VERY "fiesty" and active. I could
feel their movement inside even before I opened the box!!
I had about a 1/2 hour drive home, and floated my four in their
respective aquaria without opening the bags. Then I took off
to deliver Ellen's three "children" to her about 30 min.
Wouldn't you know - I locked my keys in my car AFTER giving her her
fish and after she drove away. So I was at this place of
business for nearly 5 hours today waiting to get my car unlocked!!!
That's the reason for the delay in this e-mail! :(
I've just added the first bit of water to all four bags and all four
fish seem fine and eager to escape their plastic "jails"
I must say that I am totally impressed by the way you have organized
and run your business. The instructions are well-written and
complete; the fish are robust and healthy on initial inspection; the
packing/shipping method is very professional. In short, I am
very pleased with everything so far. Thank you for all of your
efforts in caring for these beautiful fish.
Ellen will be sending you the box back tomorrow. I let her
take it since mine were already in their new "houses" and
she had to travel further with hers.
You might be amused by the names I have chosen. Last night I
looked up some American Indian names (since these are the Apache
Males are Quanah and Mukki
Females are Kaya and Maka
All of these names have specific meanings which I do not remember
OK - will be in touch when/if necessary. Thanks again -
T. KIDD, CA
All babies doing just
great and know they are part of the family now. They are
nosey and inquisitive. They are always looking at what
you are doing when you sit down at the table. They are lined
up in a circular row on a 5-foot long glass top table.
Gosh, I knew I bought that big table for a reason, so we all enjoy each other!
Thanks for your dedication, time and effort to
bring small, good things to other people's lives.......
Just wanted to let you know that the bettas
arrived this morning. They are all beautiful. They are
being acclimated as type. Thank you for the extras too.
They are pretty. Will try and send your box out tomorrow.
H. NAPPI, NY
|It all went perfectly!
The fish are all alive!!
Thank you so much!
-N. SCHWARTZ, KS
The bettas came in perfect condition and i am very pleased with the.
I can't wait until i can breed them. I will send the box out today or tomorrow, I
get brown paper to send it back. I will order from you again. I do
question, when is your clubs show? I would like to send some of my
have some nice blues that i want to show. Thanks
D. WRIGHT, NY
it out! Although the USPO did everything it could to
keep me and our Bettas apart, I did receive them. See, to work
for the USPO
you have to pass a personality test, however, the ability to read
Despite THE LARGE PRINT THAT STATES HOLD and CALL CUSTOMER, they
attempted to deliver to my home. All this after I contacted
both My local and main offices. At any rate, Faith, your the
best, the Bettas survived, I believe, mostly due to the container
they were packed in as well as the shear will to survive. For
this I am forever in your debt.
I WILL be purchasing again soon :). Oh hey, thanks a ton for
the 2 culls ya
sent, not that I can see whats wrong, however I do have them
and will promptly place in a spa of bettamax , heheheh.
PS to all those out there who may read this I must state right now
BETTATALK is the ONLY Site I will purchase from, due to her vast
knowledge and professionalism, quick responses (this time we spoke
moments over email) and the most comprehensive site that sells
BETTAS. Oh and for the record, I purchased an Apache pair,
male is DT,
gorgeous, nice compliment to the Cardinal reds I bought earlier this
Your Betta Slave, Enthusiast
J. ROY, RI
|All of the bettas are alive
& preparing to go into their new homes. The white crystals
& the yellow female are gorgeous, and the green female is
displaying vertical stripes (I think she is delighted with the
prospect of moving out of the bag and into a tank). I'll keep
an eye on the three white crystals, but currently they appear to be
T. BLAIS, NH
|Hi Faith! Happy to report
the 3 Emerald Dawns are in excellent condition,
having finally made it home this afternoon. They are
beautiful!!! :) They
each are swimming, the males flaring a bit, and all show a lot of
It was kind of you to call - I enjoyed talking to you. It made
me miss LA,
to think of zooming thru Laurel Canyon!
Will send your box back on Monday. More later!
C. SMITH, FL
I wanted you to know that I received all of my fish, and that all
fine. I received five culls, and all are quarantined.
All seven are active
and are settling into their new home. (...)
Thank you so much for my beautiful fish. I love your website.
Keep up the
N. HARTER, IN
All of the beautiful babies arrived today safe and sound and
I am so excited and can't wait to breed them! (...)
Of the ones I ordered before, all are doing well, happy and healthy.
Just waiting on the Holy Grail pair to get a little bigger before
spawning. I followed your instructions to the letter, and that
Thanks again for the wonderful care you take in breeding and
shipping these incredible fish.
D. Yoder, CA
The bettas have landed! I am so in love with
my Holy Grails. Thanks for the extra male. I can't believe the
pure color! And my Blue Moons are super feisty. I have to keep
chanting to myself: must wait to breed, must wait to breed...
Thanks! I will mail your box back either
Friday or Saturday.
S. Jolley, UT
|Hello, i just recieved my
bettas.. they are doing great. the yellow doubletail
male has a tear in his tail but i'm sure it'll mend itself like u
mentioned.. i will be sending you your box soon. thank you so
much. this is my first time ordering anything from the
internet and you did a great job!.. look for me to buy more fishes
from you. thanks so much..
B. YANG, MI
got the blue moon and the red white blue geno. WOW,
I'm speechless. They are really out
of this world. Thanks for the bettas. I
especially like the blue moon!!!
|Good morning Faith,
Bettas arrived at 8:00am this morning. They are all
doing fine, and thank
you so much for the little opaque female cull. She is so sweet.
(...) The bettas are doing great. I am conditioning the yellows with
some frozen bloodworms, and some frozen brine shrimp, and next week,
I will try to spawn them. Thanks for the work you have done
Your betta Friend,
K. HANSON, MN
May God bless you for your generosity! I was entirely taken by
when I opened your box expecting two apaches and my eyes feasted
handsome apaches and 3 darling opaque sisters!!! They are all
and after only two hours of setting quietly they are all colored up
interested in who I am and what I have to offer foodwise!!!
sisters I have already dubbed Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropus (after
fates of greek mythology). One of the Apache males is already
and I am thinking the female is going to be Darcy. Plus, I
(my roommate) to pick an Apache male out for her anniversary
Without your kind heart, I would have had to hunt something up at a
store!! This she loves much better.
Without a doubt I will have trouble picking a place for them all on
shelves. Each one deserves only the best lighting and
Thank you so much for being patient with me while I gathered the
get these bettas, and I promise you one thing. From now on
when I order and
you give me the go-ahead to send funds, I will be out at the post
very next day!
Your box will be sent out asap. Plus if I can find them, I
have a box or
two around that I was going to send before. ((so that you
could replace old
boxes. they have an insulated box inside and they are pretty
Thank you so much, and may the angels look down on you while you
produce the finest stock and most beautiful bettas known to the
J. MORE, WV
The bettas have finally arrived and I am
in the process of acclimating them. They look fabulous- I
have never seen such clean betta shipping water, too! LOL
Thank you very much for the culls- they will have a nice view of
females and some boys to show off to as well! :) They are
so beautiful it is hard to believe they are culls! I am
looking forward to seeing the true colors of my new beauties,
since they are obviously still a little grumpy from their trip.
I look forward to the next time I can purchase your bettas!
Thanks so much!
T. GILBERT, CA
Just a quick note to let you know that the fish got here. Everyone's
alive and healthy and happy to be acclimating. The girls are pretty
spunky for having been in bags - flaring at each other through their
bags and displaying nice bars.
And oh my goodness - that one almost black-purple male HUGE!!! You
really weren't kidding when you said he was a lot of fish... we've
decided to call him "Alfred", after my roommate's college
name - she
went to Alfred U. in NY, and their colors were purple and gold. :)
I'll send your box back either this afternoon or tomorrow morning!
L. CSISKO, MD
|23 May 03 - Your
*****THE EAGLE HAS LANDED*****
And on board was a little tan box. Following your advise, I managed
finagle the cell phone of the Post Mistress from one of my patients.
contacted her around 8 p.m. and at 1:05 a.m. got a phone call that
package had been located and YES :) I could pick up the box at this
Surprising how fast the cobwebs clear from your head when you've
waiting for X-mas in March for what seemed like forever.
New friends were home by 1:55 a.m. and verrrry slowly they are being
introduced to our filtered rain water with all the good guy
suggested. It is now 6:30 a.m. and they are happily gobbling
up live newly
hatched brine shrimp. (Worms not an option) All our guys
and gals get live
shrimp daily anyway. You're right gets kinda pricey. Did
you say you had a
source? I get them from S.F. 15 ounces for around $65.
Box is ready to be mailed today but may take a little longer than
All the kids seem to be doing well and will be monitored closely.
thanks for the culls. They are perky and happy and welcome in
Hard to believe they are culls. I applaud you for having the
venture this far from home with your lovelies. Know that you
the gene pool on Guam.
And yes...the betta madness IS with us always :).
Your betta friends
Larry and Patty, GU
Okay, now for something you can post in the reference section of
your website. The bettas are alert and active. I will
begin the acclimation process now and wrap up the box to ship back
to you in the morning. They are so beautiful and I can't wait
to see what they look like as they grow over the next several weeks.
Thank you for the very thorough acclimation instructions. And
thank you again for your attention to detail in every aspect of this
process. It made me a lot more comfortable with ordering the
bettas through the internet.
Clark, Kansas City, MO
All 6 fishies are here, alive and
well! I was surprised how quickly the post office
received them here in NJ, considering they came ALL THE
WAY from Los Angeles CA!!! They called me at 12:15pm
to pick them up. I was so eager to bring them home,
and the lady who works at the post office was SO intrigued
to what was in the box, so I told her. She kept me for a
good 10 or 15 minutes (agonizing) chatting about her
bettas. I gave her your website to go to, for help
with her blue boy who wont eat. DUH, she's giving
him flakes...no one wants those crappy things. I told her
about the frozen brine shrimps you use, and she is going
to try that too.
So, my fishies are hanging out in
their bags, floating in their beautiful tanks I spent all
week preparing! They are all so active, and brightly
colored. They dont even look fazed from flying on a plane
all nite! They look like they have been here for 3
weeks already! I love how you packaged them in the box.
There was no possible way for them to be injured! It
shows just how much your hobby is important to you, and
all of your customers out there appreciate your dillegent
work. Thank you for spawning and raising such beautiful
babies, they are gorgeous! I will send pictures in a
day or so, when they are happy in their tanks and fat from
G. WALMSLEY, NJ
I picked up my bettas today and they look great!
J. HO, CA
|Arrived alive and well!
HE IS BEAUTIFUL. I mean drop dead gorgeous!
And, boy oh boy, he did not take kindly to being
put in a plastic bag and flown across the country!!!!
He's still mad this morning.......hehehehe
My little girl fishie was so pale I saw no color except two
dark bands down her sides. I know from your website
that means she either wants to spawn OR she's was
terrified. I'm guessing terrified......poor baby. She was
up quite nicely this morning. As was my little runt cull, thank you
You do a great job Faith........thanks so much.
J. HOBBINS, OH
Just wanted to let you know that the babies
arrived safely. They are being acclimated but look perky
considering their long trip. They are beautiful! Thank
you so much. They are a wonderful addition to my betta
family. I'm sure I'll be ordering from you again.
J. WISSMAN, FL
My new fish are here and okay! I am
following your enclosed instructions to get them gently acclimated
and moved in and happy in their new home.
Thanks a million, my fish look gorgeous!
K. LACEY, CA
What beautiful kids they are!! And
throw in curious and intelligent as well ;) They recognize
feeding time, spend the day checking each other out, love extra
attention (or is that "still looking for food").
Larry's favorites are the Holy Grails, but I love green fishies,
so "mine" will get to be bred first (in a
month or so), while Larry's grow for a little longer.
Faith, you have done an amazing job in creating these strains.
P. HAZEN, GU
I got the betta that you send me. (...)
Well, I am very please on the lot I pick and I'll be paying another
rare betta from you again. Thanks lot for the betta I'll be talking
to you more. Thanks for everything your the man. I really want to
buy the one's with the arrow because it your great catch. I would
love to buy from you again. Thanks. Hopefully I get a chance to buy
one of your arrow (great catch) some day. PEACE.
P. THAO, CA
|They have arrived happy and
healthy. Thanks so much Faith! They are so beautiful!! And their
green is starting to show!! They are wonderful thanks so much! I'll
be mailing your box back soon!
R. HORST, CO
Bettas are here and look great. I'm so
pleased with the pattern on the one male's fins! All are soaking
and eating. I will mail the box back by Saturday.
S. JOLLEY, UT