This is a Guestbook message I saw on my website today:
With so many Betta fish living in horrible conditions I am offended that you started a Betta rescue, asked for money and then abandoned the idea. You are just another person exploiting these amazing creatures for profit. Keeping males in glass jars is hardly humane. What a shame.
I'm not in this hobby for profit. I really love my fish. I cancelled the Rescue Program due to lack of participation and I wanted to focus on breeding of quality fish rather than resuce right now. I didn't want to end up with several VT bettas with no one willing to pay shipping and I was worried I wouldn't give them the right care due to my breeding projects. I keep my males in glass jars because, as a breeder, I cannot keep all my fish in heated, filtered tanks...however I will be building adrip system soon and all the jars in the system will have a live plant so the fish can go hide when he wants.
Also I make very little profit from this hobby...all the money I make goes right back into it. As far as the adoption went, no money was ever donated, no fish were resuced, and none were shipped out.
If the poster of this message is on this forum I hope you understand my resons for cancelling the program.