Thanks very much for your post. I ended up going to an Aquarium in Sydney recommended by another Aussie in forums. I was very pleased to see that his Betta setup was the best I’ve seen and very clean water for them to boot – from what I could see, he had around 40 Bettas and none appeared to have any diseases to my novice eye. He had about 5 staff members there on a Sunday and it was relatively packed for an aquarium. No problems answering my questions and he has a direct supplier from overseas to get his Bettas. I am very pleased with him and his advice and support so far – it was worth the 40 minute trip there and 40 minute back! My LFS…well I just couldn’t support him with the setup and treatment that I saw. Once I’m more experienced I may yet try to save some from his evil grasp!
Again I have to thank everyone for your advice it is very helpful and supportive to know I have assistance here when needed!
Thanks very much mate! I should wear it to be spotted in a crowd I think :P