SPLIT A PAIR request form 

because I'm nice and sometimes I do split pairs  
just to help you out ! 


As you know, we sell bettas in pair. We sell them that way because almost all our customers are wanting to breed and well, you can't breed two males or two females together LOL (guess you could try but don't hold your breath) :)

All the bettas we get are paired up, with the occasional loose single male or female. Breaking a pair to sell just one of the mates usually results in the other mate becoming real hard to sell because now it is missing the other piece of the genetic puzzle (think of it as a $100 bill you tear in half  and give away one half and get stuck with the other :( ). 

Having said that, in an effort to help those of you who are not breeders, don't want to breed and are sure they never will, I have decided to create this form.

With this form you can submit a request for me to split up to two pairs for you. Please note that I reserve the right to say Ye or Ne, for some pairs I cannot split (rare genes, strains that are in demand but hard to produce, etc...). 

Splitting of pairs to sell you just a single betta is done as a favor, so no promises on my end and please no great expectations on yours ;), but I'll try to help you out if I can.

Also email me if for some strange reason, you are unable to submit the form below (and only if you are unable to). Form usually works great but if you do not get a confirmation page after you hit "submit", or if you do not heard back from me within 7 days, then for sure email me!



STEP 1 - please provide the necessary customer & shipping information :)


I need the info below to fill your shipping label. So FOCUS! PAY ATTENTION!! Make sure to fill ALL fields, so your name and your address and phone are EXACTLY as you want them to appear on the shipping label. You mess this up, and your bettas might end up in the Bermuda Triangle (get my drift?). Double check your phone number! One bad digit could = lots of headaches for the both of us! All fields marked with an * are required to be filled. OK, are you focused? Are you paying attention? Proceed :). 

Now also offering live daphnia cultures !!

full name*:


**Note: Help me give you faster service by consistently using the same above email account to email me about this order. All orders are filed by screen names, so switching can cause confusion and delays.

Which phone number do you want listed on your shipping label? The USPO will call that number to let you know the bettas have arrived, so pick the one that is most convenient for you (may it be home or work or cell):

enter that phone number here*:

In case of emergency I might need to contact you about your order, so please do provide: 
home phone*:
work phone*: 
other phone:


 STEP 2 - now let's talk about your order :)


No lots numbers = no bettas!!

Make sure to list each lot number, description and price otherwise your order will be rejected. Take the time to do this right, or you will lose the lots :((. 


1. tell us which bettas you would like to purchase:

You are allowed up to 2 single bettas but I cannot split more than 2 lots for you. Enter below your (one or two) lots of choice. Indicate whether you want just the male or just the female. Also, enter the pair price as listed on the stock page, I will then compute the price portion of the male or female you want and get back to you with final adjusted price and order total.

select:             reference #          describe each lot in detail     lot price


Below enter possible other lot choices you would accept if I cannot split one or both of the pairs you listed above. The more other options you give me,  the less the chances of me saying No way Jose ;). 

 Shipping fees:  
if you are local and are thinking about picking up the bettas click here

First time customers! You may be asked to leave a security deposit for the insulated shipping box, this to insure you are motivated to return it promptly :). Don't worry, deposit is FULLY refunded and no paypal fees will be assessed, so you get ALL your money back RIGHT AWAY when I get the box back. Too many people have been keeping their boxes :( so I need to start protecting my shipping tools :)so to keep orders going out in a timely manners. Making these boxes is VERY time consuming, so please be nice and mail them back promptly, in good condition and WRAPPED! thank you.


Your total (including shipping fee & cultures) will be calculated and emailed to you when I reply.  

Please select a payment method:* 

NOTE: Males are usually about 60 to 70% of the price of a lot, while females may be 30 to 40%. This varies depending on strain. I will let you know what the price of your single betta ends up being when I reply to your request.

There is a $10 split fee per order (up to 2 lots)

Remember there is a $50 minimum order, so your order will always have to be $50 or more regardless of what you ordered, otherwise I cannot process it. If you are splitting only one pair that is listed at $50 or less, you will end up paying $50 for the one betta. It may be best to then ask me to split two pairs for you, or pick up a more expensive pair, or add a CD to make your order $50 and get more for your money that way.


2. can you adopt some additional, free bettas?


If this is your first time ordering from us, you are eligible to receive a "surprise" betta. Betta sex, size or color may vary according to availability and cannot be predicted. If you do not have the room for a surprise betta, please let us know. We want to make sure your surprise betta will be housed properly so if you do not have room for an extra bowl / tank, better let us know now! :)

YES, I have room so please send me my surprise betta  
(we will send you the surprise betta).

NO, room is tight right now so better not send me a surprise betta  
(we will NOT send you the surprise betta then).


Culls ,  adoptions and extra bettas

Please note that culls or extras are sent only if available. I cannot guaranty or promise to have culls or extra bettas to send to you, but if I do, and you have checked the proper boxes, then you will get some. Do not be alarmed if you open your box and find no bags marked: "adoption" or "extra".

I have room for free extra bettas  
On occasion I might be able to spare some extra stock.

I am willing to give a cull a good home 
Culls are either healthy but flawed fish (unsuitable for breeding or for resale), or flawless but damaged fish (Halfmoon with torn tails, maybe very slight tail rot, etc...). The later can be used for breeding and carry all the same great genes. However they will require a little investment of time, TLC and meds to heal up.  

Send up to 4 culls, I have lotsa room and love!


3. what other betta related products would you like:

   BettaZing!  (replaces Bettamax hehehe)

Gives your betta a ZING! A great betta disease preventative and cure. This med is perfect to administer to bettas in jars since it is liquid (use 1 drop per quart jar). Makes it simple and easy to dose. This is my own recipe and is a great substitute to our beloved (but defunct) "bettamax" (Aquatronics went out of business so no one can find Bettamax anymore boohoo... So I came up with this narly substitute!). I tested this on my own fish as a preventative and also on sick fish as a cure and it gave amazing results. This great med will protect your bettas from a multitude of ailments and is extremely effective against betta's biggest foes: Velvet, parasites and fungal infections. Just like Bettamax, this is not meant to cure severe bacterial infections. But for example, if your bettas get clamped fins or stiff fins this will in most cases fix it pronto! A must have for all betta hobbyists! Use it as a preventative to protect your bettas or use it to treat affected fish. Comes with detailed instructions. BettaZing! It's a bettta thing! (boy am I good at coming up with slogans? Or am I good?? :)  )

Send me a dose of BettaZing! $10 
concentrated formula - comes in a fish bag. Shipped along with your fish. 

Send me double dose, I know I'll use it! $20  
Twice the Zing :) two bags of BettaZing concentrated formula. 


live plants:

Would you like a starter clump of java moss/fern plant* (a betta's best friend)*?

*Note: Subject to availability. If Java Moss is not available I will send Java Fern and visa versa. 

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Java Fern will grow to look like this



is much prettier and more decorative than Java moss and less messy. It too, can survive without gravel and tolerates colder water temps, high or low PH. It is also a betta breeder's favored plant. However it is not as effective at cleaning up nitrites and ammonia then Java Moss. Hence when moss is in season, I will send moss. Java fern starter clumps are made of several young plants with usually only 2 to 3 leaves each. Don't worry, they will grow LOL. 

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Moss free floating in a jar

WILLOW MOSS: Each starter clump will effectively keep nitrite and ammonia levels down to a near ZERO between water changes for up to 5  half gallon betta bowls (cost to keep water cleaner per betta = $2 :) ). I recommend getting 2 starter clamps of moss, so you have a little extra left to play with. This is a hard to kill plant that will do great in betta bowls and has no special light requirement. Can survive in low light or high light, low PH or high PH. Gravel or NO gravel. Prefers still water, like our bettas :)). Will keep your fish healthier between water changes. Comes with complete instructions.



microworm culture:

I am a new customer so please send me a free MICROWORM culture 
Please note that adult bettas will never eat microworms. Hence, only request a microworm culture if you have, or intend to have, small fry to feed. 

I am a recurring customer but I completely killed my last culture so please send me another MICROWORM culture for an additional $10  
If you are a recurring customer and previously received a free culture you should not need a new culture unless you have completely killed your last one. Adding a new sample of microworms to an already established culture is completely useless and a waste of your money! So, save your money and only request a refresher culture if you are fairly sure you murdered your last culture LOL! 


vinegar eel culture:

I am adding an extra $10 to receive a VINEGAR EEL culture with my order 
Please note that adult bettas will never eat vinegar eel. Hence, only request a vinegar eel culture if you have, or intend to have, small fry to feed. 


betta sculpture:

Please also send me a beautiful raku betta sculpture for $60 extra 
(Raku bettas shipped separately - shipping and insurance fees included in the $60 price)


music :

OK, so maybe this one has almost nothing to do with bettas hehe... But so many of you have asked me to add this option so here it is :).

Please also send me a full length ALTERNATE FAITH album for $10 
This is a full length album featuring 12 of my songs. If you enjoy modern rock/world music, and would like to order my CD and support this independent artist :), you can by selecting this box. The CD will be inserted in a paper sleeve and placed at the top of your box and shipped at no extra charge this way, along with your fish hehehehe. Bettas love to spawn to my music. Really? No, not really LOL, but I had you going there, for a monent LOL. ;)

Thank you for your support! 


STEP 3 - tell me a bit more about you ...


This is your chance to let me know more about you, to add any comments or questions to your order. Please take a moment to fill this section, it will help us both immensely. 

I am:

I am an IBC member  

What are your bettabilities?   

Do you intend to breed these bettas?   

Do you show bettas or have ever shown bettas?  

how did you find me?* 

How many times have you ordered from me?*      

Ever got bettas through the internet/mail before?     yes      no

Do you have VIP status with BETTATALK?*

Repeat customers: Do you have a pending credit?            yes      no
credits are sometimes issued to resolve betta mishaps. If you are a new customer the above does not pertain to you. If you are a repeat customer the above pertains to you ONLY if I issued you a credit for a betta mishap and only if it was issued within the last 12 months.

If so, please enter your credit amount here: 

additional comments/instructions?


STEP 4 - make sure you got it right!


before submitting your form please check the following:

1. did you order at least $60 worth of bettas? If not, your order will be rejected.

2. are the bettas you are ordering actually posted on the stock page? If not they are not currently for sale and your order will be rejected.

3. did you remember to mention the reference numbers of your lots? No ref number = no bettas.

4. is your email address correct? Otherwise I will not be able to respond and process your order :(

5. are your address and phone numbers correct? If not, bettas might get lost when I ship them to you :(

6. do you live in the US? I do not ship outside of the US. No, really, I DON'T.




STEP 5 - one last thing before you hit 'submit'  



By submitting this order, you agree to purchase the above bettas (should they still be available) from BETTATALK. Please don't submit an order unless you are ready to purchase and send funds promptly. Your consideration is appreciated. You hereby agree to pay a $20 cancellation fee should you cancel your order after submitting this form. 

bulletRemember you must wrap and mail back  my box promptly or you will be billed! ( see my sales policies )
bulletPlease click here to read my sales policies.   In the (rare) eventuality we should run into a betta mishap, we will go by whatever my policies state. This way you know what to expect and so do I. In an effort to be fair to all customers, we always stick to policies, in ALL cases.

You hereby acknowledge that you have read, understand and agree with all of my sales policies.


Note: Your order can not be submitted and processed unless you select "I agree"


Email me if for some strange reason, you are unable to submit this form. Form usually works great but if you do not get a confirmation page after you hit "submit", then for sure email me!

My reply to your order request may end up in your spam folder! If you do not hear back from me within 1 to 5 days, please CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER!!!!

Also, sometimes emails get lost in cyberspace. If you do not hear back from me within 1 to 5 days, EMAIL ME (use button below). This is a must, otherwise your order will fall in the cracks of cyberspace! :(



STEP 6 - we are done! please 'submit'

  there is a $20 cancellation fee if you flake