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  1. Changla, how - when I haven't posted in a full year, could I possibly instantly become a moderators worst nightmare? My old irc32.exe self finds that statement extremely satisfying. But let's face it, In the end.... My content is gold
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  3. Hey guys, Long time no sea Victoria Betta are having their next meeting / Table show / end up at the pub on a Sunday afternoon on JULY 27th at the Clifton Hill ASV Hall. Meet goes from 12:30 - 4 and has lots of things that happen in between those times. Come along, visitors welcome. Table show and stuff and things on display and interesting words go here. See you there eh? -Ness
  4. Hey Pyrefly, Lettuce know what you've got lurking in them there tanks.
  5. Hi b00f, Dont be put off by the forum's pace, The old grey mare, she ain't what she used to be... but having said that - trawl back through old threads and you've got a genetic gold mine. I thought I might let you know that there's an upcoming Victoria Betta meeting at Clifton Hill on the 27th, you are most welcome to come along - you can even show your fish if you like (love the red/salamander guy!) or you can check out the Facebook page for more details. It's pretty casual, but lots of people will be there, with a table show, talks, food and more. Cheers, Ness
  6. Hi Will, Welcome to Ausaqua, there are several bustling Betta communities around Australia - and as Brenton kindly mentioned, Victoria Betta is the Southern state group. The website is here The facebook page is here and the next meet is nearly here! July 27th will be the next meeting, this will include a table show (many of the fish on show will be for sale from breeders/showers) you also get to meet the lovely lot of buddies that are VB members. Feel free to come along (bring Jess) and have a look around, the day starts form 12:30 and we have various activities on during the day. /shameless spruke. Cheers, Ness
  7. so, the spawns are going well ...I've been MIA from the forum - and have logged in on a whim. However BRENTON you maniac - you'll need to hold your horses! I have a longfin DT spawn from these guys I had a PK single tail stream from these guys ...all that remain are a tough as guts DT HM Longfin female that I love. She has no ventrals and makes up for it with attitude. There are a few useful HM's from this - but nothing white and steed-ish for your HMDTPKCT fantasies... sorry! Jump on the VB page and stay tuned to the auction - If you have friends in VB they might proxy bid for you - lets hope there's some lookers in there eh? x PS Link works - in a paralell universe.. I'll get a website one day for the fish. (www.facebook.com/melbournebetta will do for now) Red wash = none, all stayed perfect white gloss teethy whitey goodness.
  8. This was back when I bothered recording my spawns - and I had time for good photos... god bless the freelance lifestyle. I wish I could export all the posts and put them somewhere. Anyway, a side note: I still trawl aquabid and keep my eyes peeled for super blue genetics - there's something pretty special about that matte blue/turq/teal/steel that I think is brilliant.
  9. Throw cash at me! I'll update a website, write articles and make illustrative diagrams for the website for ya... oh wait.. I do that fo' free.. bugger. Brenton - I get where you're coming from, thats the reason I was a member of BA, it was a polite way to give them some bucks and occasionally get a newsletter or entry into fun raffles/etc. I still like the idea of supporting proactive clubs with membership. Unfortunately (or might I suggest fortunately) Victoria Betta isn't formed like the other Clubs, as it's been explained, we operate under the wing of the ASV... so we don't have a formal structure of President, Secretary of state etc. The benefits of joining would be Finchat! Dazza works hard to get that newsletter out, and it's pretty great - but acts as a very general fishkeeping summary, and often talks about our ASV meets (not the VB ones) AAQ used to be a much more thriving hub and summary, I always treated the meet threads like documentaries so all interstate members got a peek into our beanie boxes to see what sort of fish wanted to pose at the show, as well as what our environment looked and felt like - now I spend more time on the FB page making that information more transparent to more people. I was a bit offline when I heard SA had become a chapter (very cool) is there an established club and membership system for you guys? I'd be keen to hear (: -Ness
  10. Brillant! I'm going to start digging in my ridiculous archives. Do you want a banner from me for winners (first second and third?) and short listed ?
  11. I actually really like this little fish. He's what I would describe as a wild type plakat (there are several different types of Plakat, so in a class I would probably judge him against the wild pk type standard) Here's an image of the body parts that will get mentioned : He has rounded edges in the caudal, so it's not really a D shape more of a O, this is typical of the wild types. He has a typical Asymmetrical anal fin, which could be a little longer. His dorsal is a nice shape (with the point at the back an acceptable form of dorsal shape - and the ventrals are a little light on. Assuming he's a young fish - his body type is light for Plakat, so lets hope he bulks out at the gym. Otherwise he seems a really lovely little creature, I'm sure he's feisty as hell - he's got that look in his eye (: Nice fish
  12. Oh my god. I love these~! That blueHM looks like the best in show VIC IBC SEPT 2013
  13. I've been off the forum for a few months, but I love coming back to a spawn log that someone's put a lot of effort into. These shots are great - the iPone has done well for you! ...so have the fish! Mum's red wash under the metallic has come through predictably, but you've got that great "Red Devil" effect (black trim) which I secretly really like. Where was dad from? He's a stunner. Well done.
  14. Not sure if it's any use to this thread, but in all my spawn logs I include one of those hideous time trackers: http://www.tickerclub.com/ That way as I'm updating the forum I have an automatic sense of exactly how old they are - as these are relative to the time they started, I always mention in the post what the days/weeks/months are of age. I always add the average size in the post too... I did this more and moreso in the later logs. Helps me keep track (not that I've done anything with it since) but the data is there if you want more. -Ness
  15. Hey Maryanne, All of the above a are good suggestions! Depends on what you want in terms of colour outcomes, there's enough info on this forum for you to dig through old spawn logs and see what sorts of results people were getting with Red spawns, Red x Yellow/Orange spawns (check Shadoh's spawnlogs for these) and copper x reds... etc Actually if you are looking for a female - I would suggest speaking with Jarrod (Shadoh) oh this forum about what stock he might have. Goodluck! -Ness
  16. Hello Forum - you look so handsome! Any technical changes with images (i.e. are they hosted on the forum YET) and can we max out the number of posts per poster yet We didn't get any new fonts, boo. Otherwise, congrats on the upgrade
  17. Lovely colouring on the male, not exactly IBC correct, but it's really lovely. I wonder if you put him to a DT PK with marbling what sort of effect you might achieve, it would certainly broaden the dorsal etc. Personally I'd be putting a little more love into the selection of a female to compliment his flaws - but hopefully you start seeing some good results with the fry soon. Keep us posted (:
  18. Hey Durro/Greg, Despite the tumble weeds around here, it's still probably the best forum for support and knowledge on betta. I've not kept wilds before, but you've certainly chosen some great fish to start with. Good luck - grab a photobucket account and share the pics! -Ness
  19. I just couldn't rouse a good photo from this fish in the 20 second slot I had to ask it to flare, but it is a nice little noodle... I would personally be looking at adding maybe more colour (blue dragon detailing) or introduce a really heavily colourful marble girl to him and see what happens. So many contributing factors in marble that the outcome is harder to predict, however I would strongly suggest look at a female with killer dragon coverage, not just a marble fish - so you don't end up with average patchy marble
  20. Hey guys, Just wanted to remind any Aussie entrants that registry (forms and payment ) are all due by the 15th September for this show, So I guess that means I need to fill out my entry form and have a look over the show rules to make sure I'm doing it all right... and I'll need my area 7 class list for good measure... Now all I need to do is train my fish to flare for the judges and condition them up reaaaaaaal good! (Them's fightin' fish words) Who else is entering?
  21. I'm so excited about this show - I wanted to come up but I'm a bit poor for that. However I will be sending up some fishy ambassadors! I have some spawns that have been cooking away quietly and a few imports that will make it if their all still in-tact by show date. Any other Melbourne entrants interested in showing too? (I'll ask around) it would probably be best if we sent a box up by courier. S'gunna be great! Thriving show scene, weren't we just dreaming about this same time last year! Woohoo!
  22. woah. yeah all DT in this spawn DT x DT should theoretically render 100% as far as I understand... STxDT = mix
  23. This. I have 6, 3 have ventrals, 3 are hands-free.
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