I've got a few resources for money-collecting-- mostly, you know, bleeding hearts like myself who are more than willing to chip in a few bucks to help give a betta a good home. (Plus there might be a few of that type here on the forum, it wouldn't surprise me. :)) Hopefully I should be able to do some shipping before winter hits-- I know $50 is really expensive, but depending on how absolutely broke any potential adopters are, I can cover some of that, and I'll probably start a donation pool at some point.
The fighter spawn he mentioned is greens and red/blue mixes, I believe-- and actually I've just found out his youngest spawn IS the super-blues, so you know, probably no mustard gases, but still some pretty awesome colours. They'll be ready in a few months.