According to the IBC code of ethics:
--Moreover, it is the policy of the IBC that when bettas are entered in a show, the fish should be raised and bred by the entrant or exhibitor unless clearly stated otherwise
. Failure to comply with this policy would be contrary to the IBC Code of the Ethics.--
Also the General Standard:
* The idea show betta is in excellent health as shown by its faultless condition & vigorous deportment.
* The body & fins are unblemished.
* There are no body scars,spots & missing or misshapen scales.
* Fin rays are straight or smoothly curved.
* Fins are held rigidly erect & gills are fully flared.
* Movement is continuous & aggressive with violent response to any intruder.
* The idea show betta presents nearly mirror-image symmetry above & below an imaginary mid-lateral line.
* This betta is well proportioned with respect to fins & body size.
* The body is smoothly tapered towards the caudal peduncle.
* The dorsal fin approaches the anal fin in shape,width & size.
* There is 180 degree spread between first & last caudal rays.
* The outer margin of the dorsal,caudal & anal fins trace a continuous circular contour with no gaps between fins.
* Fins are broad & overlap at the edges.
* Secondary & tertiary divisions occur at even intervals along the lengths of fin rays.
* The idea show betta exhibits brilliant coloration of uniform density.
* In solid color classes there are no off color washes in the fins & no blotching or speckling of unwanted colors on the body.
* Pattern types have dark & bright colors in shades that produce the highest contrast.
* The overall appearance of color on this betta is one of vivid,sparkling beauty.