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Welcome To Betta Australis! 

2014 is bringing many changes with the club website.  Make sure you check back regularly!
We also have a new club facebook group that will make it easier to interact with your fellow Betta fans!  The old facebook page will be kept active to advertise club activities, meetings and shows.  You can find the new club facebook group at: www.facebook.com/groups/bettaaustralis

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Betta Australis May Meeting

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Betta Australis International IBC Betta Show April 6th 2014

Show Results: HERE

On April 6th, Betta Australis kicked off with Area 7’s first International IBC show for 2014.  The Betta show was held in conjunction with the QFAS (Queensland Federation of Aquarium Societies) Caboolture Markets show, an aquarium show for all aquarium fish and invertebrates. The crowds attending the local country markets were in for a treat, with a little something for everyone.


Head judge Todd Knight and international guest judge Lyon Goh, with the assistance of apprentices Emily Molenaar and Kelvin Tang, spent a long day judging just over 300 individual Bettas from Australia and overseas.  

Once the doors opened to the public, all thoughts of late night preparations and lack of sleep went out the window as Betta Australis stewards were reinvigorated by the enthusiasm and interest shown by people who had never seen anything more than a pet store Veiltail.  A lot of interest was also shown by some experienced Betta breeders who had drifted away from the hobby and were looking to get back into the swing of things again after seeing the quality of breeding stock that is available.


With the next Area 7 show being held on May 18th by Victoria Betta, it is great to see the Aussie show scene progress in leaps and bounds.

 

**A HUGE THANKS TO THOSE WHO SPONSORED OUR SHOW!**

 

 


 

 

State of Origin Tableshow


Congrats to the winners of the QLD round of the State of Origin Tableshow

ST Male
1st - Jodi-Lea Matheson
2nd - Phill Harris
3rd - No entry

DT Male
1st - Kiana Lewis
2nd - Jodi-Lea Matheson
3rd - No entry

CT Male
1st - Jodi-Lea Matheson
2nd - Werner Mocke
3rd - No entry

Shortfin Male
1st - Kiana Lewis
2nd - Kiana Lewis
3rd - Jodi-Lea Matheson

AOV Male
1st - Kiana Lewis
2nd - Jodi-Lea Matheson
3rd - No entry

Female
1st - Jodi-Lea Matheson
2nd - Jodi-Lea Matheson
3rd - Phill Harris

Wild Bubblenester
1st - Jodi-Lea Matheson
2nd - Kiana Lewis
3rd - No entry

Wild Mouthbrooder
1st - Jodi-Lea Matheson
2nd - No entry
3rd - No entry

Best Of Show - Kiana Lewis

The highest ranking Owner Bred have been filmed and will be moving on to the State of Origin finals!!! 

 


 

 Facebook May Competition

** Betta Baby Pageant**

Click here to join the Facebook group and enter today!  Drawn midnight June 30 

 

 

 


 

Betta Australis IBC International Betta Show 2013

*Betta Show Results HERE*

*Guppy Show Results HERE*

 


Betta Australis held our first IBC sanctioned betta show on October 20, 2013.  Although it wasn't the first international Betta show the club has hosted, it was certainly the largest with entries from all over Australia, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore.

 

With the excitement and buzz of the Caboolture Markets surrounding the WD Williamson Pavillion, the show was guaranteed to generate a lot of interest from the general public.  The judging team, comprised of head international guest judge, Hermanus Haryanto, Betta Australis IBC judge, Todd Knight and the newly accredited Michael Chang from Victoria Betta, worked their way through 315 individual entries.

After an exhausting day of judging on October 19th, Hermanus treated members and guests to an infomative talk on wild bettas.  It was very interesting to hear from Hermanus how he kept and bred his own collection of wilds.

The subject of the talk was quite timely, as there is growing interest in wild bettas in Australia at the moment with this show having one of the biggest numbers of wild betta entries the Australian show scene has had to date.  23 wild betta pairs were entered into the Betta Australis IBC International Show this year.  Many of the smaller wild betta entries (who were displayed in pairs within the same container), set about spawning in their display containers within hours of being benched in.  The winning Division F pair were actually spawning while they were being judged.
 

Betta Australis also held a fancy Guppy show at the same time as the Betta show.  We had a small display of guppies on display, mainly from local competitors. Club member, Greg Ure judged the Guppys using a blend of the Singapore Guppy Club and local QFAS judging standards.


Some budding local artists entered the Arts and Crafts division with with 20 individual entries from all over Australia running for one of the many hotly contested divisions in the show.  

Nice to see a number of Australian breeders holding their own against some of the Area 6 heavyweights.  The Australian show scene is well under way and it is great to see so many local betta breeders and keepers getting behind their local clubs and the IBC. Can't wait to see what next year
brings!

A big thanks to all of the volunteers who worked many late nights over the days leading up to the show. Without your hard work and support, we wouldn't have had a show. I think everyone would agree that it was all worth it in the end.  Thank you to all the people from near and far who entered the show.  To the sponsors who donated towards making this show what it was, your support is much appreciated.

looking forward to seeing you at the next show!

Jarrod Nielsen

  


 


 

 


 

 


 

 

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