I didn't see the email for my pair when I first joined, so I didnt get any...BUT a couple years ago, I lost ALL my breeders (went through depression due to personal issues), and SOOO many breeders offered or just sent me new fish! IBC members are awesome!...so eventually I did get a Pals Pair :D.
Even though I've been breeding and showing for 4 years, I still don't have the skill to keep more then about 20 alive IF I'm lucky....I hope this year I'll be about to have 100s so that I can offer a few to New Breeders. Also, IBC Chapters will offer pairs to their new paid members. Lone Star Bettas (Dallas/Ft. Worth/Ellis) is my Chapter, and we do tend to bring fish to give away.
I know Basement Bettas has been talking about her Culls....Culls to a breeder does NOT mean a Cull...it just means that it doesn't meet show standards...BB's Culls are amazing fish! She is also starting a Chapter in "Southern" Texas Called Hill Country Bettas.
Once you join IBC, the contact person (me for LSB) will receive an email with YOUR email address. I try to contact with in minutes of receiving the email.
If your a Betta Lover...even if you don't plan on showing, joining IBC and a local Chapter allows you to learn about care and such from people that have a LOT of knowledge!!!