Alone in the bathroom, feeling helpless as my kids cried. I’d just had to flush Ruddy, our beloved betta fish, down the toilet.
On a cold, bleak winter day a few years ago, that was the final sad result of the first betta fish I’d bought.
It shouldn’t have ended up that way. I remember the first time I went into a pet store and saw that majestic looking betta, bright red with flowing fins, crammed into a tiny little plastic cup.
There wasn’t enough room for him to swim. Heck, he couldn’t even move. Nor could he even spread out those amazing fins.
So I decided I had to buy that noble fish. I had to save his life and give him the happiness he deserved after being treated so cruelly by the pet store.
But only a few months after taking him home, I failed. It seemed like even though I did everything I thought I should, my betta still died.
I tried again with other bettas. They did okay (living average lifespans), but it seemed like there would always be something wrong with them. A betta would stop eating for days. The next week another betta’s beautiful fins would split… and then never heal… no matter what I did.
Then there would be the persistent fin rot popping up on my fish.
I kept their water insanely clean. I treated them like pampered royalty, catering to all their wants. I followed all the instructions I could.
But still, there was always something. I got so tired of it. I’m a grown man — which makes me ashamed to admit this — but there were days I broke down and cried. I love bettas and want to do everything I can for them.
About the only thing I had going for me was my persistence — my ability to do in-depth research and my drive to become a good “betta parent.”
I figured it might be a waste of time, but I kept up my research… for 4 years, spending a total of $12,400 in the process. I interviewed betta fish experts (even traveling to Thailand on one occasion and Singapore another time, to pick the brains of the world’s foremost betta experts).
I bought all the products I could find (exotic fish foods, every conceivable tank accessory, etc.), learning everything about them.
I intensely studied everything I could to discover the insider secrets. I spent literally thousands of hours toiling on the Internet, burying myself in stacks of books at the library, and buying up and devouring every book on fish I could find.
And what I uncovered changed the life of my bettas in a big, big way.
You see, I went from this frustrated, aggravated guy who was ready to give up on trying to keep bettas…
To suddenly finding myself with thriving bettas swimming happily in their tanks… where anyone who came over to our house would be enchanted by their bright colors and magnificent fins… and then would literally beg me to teach them my secrets.
My friends would tell me of their bad experiences with bettas. It was too much work to keep the water clean… or their bettas got sick… or they had to spend so much money it was no longer worth the hassle if their betta’s health was just going to wither away no matter what they did.
Do These Downsides of Owning a Betta Sound Familiar?
Since becoming an expert when it comes to bettas… and getting into breeding them professionally (I now own 207 bettas!)… I have experienced not only my own problems in the beginning but also heard so many horror stories from people.
Below are unedited examples of things people wrote to me when I was putting together my guide:
“I feel frustrated because I had to replace yet another water heater. It cost me $30. Not to mention the cost of gas to drive to the pet store. Plus the 2 hours of my life that I spent going on my pet store errand. And on top of that, I still wasn’t even sure that I’d gotten the right water heater!”
– Jason M., Sacramento, California
Jason went on to tell me how the hobby of betta keeping cost him a hundred times more than he thought it would.
That is how, he concluded, the pet stores suck you in. They cram bettas into cups so tiny they can’t even stretch their fins. You feel sorry for the bettas and buy one of them for 5 or 10 dollars… take him home… and then find out you then have to buy hundreds of dollars of equipment — which might not even work!
Here’s what one woman said who was ready to quit keeping bettas:
“My bettas get sick so much of the time and so many of them die. It makes me feel like an awful fish mommy. It takes so much anguish to nurse them back to health, or they die and I have to cry about the horrible loss of my pet.”
– Jill Stevens, of Atlanta, Georgia
I heard from a lot of other frustrated betta owners as well:
“It’s too much work. I hate having to change the water so much.”
– Jeff P., Barstow, California
“Mopes around with no energy and I donno what to do.”
– William Tan, Singapore
“I worry that my betta will be okay if I take a vacation and leave him home for a few days.”
– Julie Boyd, SeaTac, Washington
“Will the water heater break and then cause a fire that burns down my house? Will the aquarium leak and flood, causing thousands of dollars in structural damage to my house?”
– Jason M., Sacramento, California
Bettas Don’t Have to be Complicated… If You Use the Methods I Will Give You
In fact, bettas can be very low maintenance. They can be inexpensive to take care of. They can be happy and healthy. And it’s easy to do with the information you’ll discover in the coveted guide I created.
More on that in a minude, but first…
Do You Know Why People Like Bettas So Much?
1. Their amazing good looks. Everyone’s amazed by the rich colors of my bettas and their dramatic fins. They’re stunning little creatures. In my large collection of bettas I’ve got everything you can imagine. There’s Rusty, who’s red with shiny green fins. Kermit, who’s green. Marvin, my marble. Sunny, my solid yellow. Mermaid, my turquoise beauty.
2. Bettas have personality, unlike so many other types of fish. They wag their tails, have minds of their own, and enchant people with their cute antics. To display their personality they do need to be healthy and happy though, and I’ll give you the secrets to make it easy for you.
3. They’re addictive! Once you unlock the secrets of how to care for them, how can you not fall in love with the sight of their wiggly, vibrant bodies excited to see you? How can you not become fascinated by all of those radiant colors swimming around?
The Secrets of Having Cheerful, Peppy, and Long-Lived Betta Fish… Without Having to Spend a Lot of Cash… And Without Ever Having to Do Much Work!
You see, once you have these secrets all the “work” of caring for betta fish will be done for you… automatically!
You can just “flip on” the ideal conditions… and… instantly bring stunning… and thriving… bettas into your life!
And rest assured: my guide isn’t just some picture book like you find in the pet stores. You know what I mean — they have incredible pictures of bettas, but the text itself is just fluff and filler.
Instead my guide is packed with useful information gleaned from the most hush-hush secrets revealed to me by betta breeders to raise the most incredible fish. They work for anyone, anywhere and at any time (no matter how bad of a “betta parent” you think you are right now).
Taking care of your betta is easy and inexpensive. Caring For Betta Fish: An Insider’s Guide For Betta Lovers by Marcus Song will show you how!
Not too long ago, I package up all these secrets in a concise package I call Caring For Betta Fish: An Insider’s Guide For Betta Lovers.
Rather than having to go through a struggle, you can simply read what’s in my guide and easily discover all the advanced secrets contained within… without having to go through all of the toil and expense that I did. And — without making all the mistakes that I did.
I wrote it in plain, conversational English that’s easy to follow. Even if you’ve never owned a betta before and don’t know the first thing about them (other than you want one). As a complete system, my guide will reveal to you everything you need to know about your bettas.
Some people call it the lazy person’s way to easy betta fish care. It’ll save you so much time and worry (not to mention money) that you can start enjoying your bettas for a change.
Here’s a quick look at just a few of the valuable techniques I share with you:
The ideal water temperature, thoroughly tested by 27 expert breeders, to keep a betta’s tank. Water temperature is extremely important. It can make your fish lively (not sluggish) and even keep destructive bacteria to a minimum so that your Betta is happy and healthy. I also reveal how you can keep the water temperature at that ideal level. (Page 24.)
When you put a betta into a brand new tank, there can often be high levels of ammonia build-up, which makes your fish sick. You’ll learn how to avoid that, using my very private “seeding” method. (Page 25)
Good news: despite what you might have heard, bettas don’t necessarily have to live by themselves, as long as you follow these 9 rules. (Page 22)
You an even have two males in the same tank together (and they won’t fight with each other!) under these special conditions. (Page 21)
Learn what the best food is to give your betta and why. You’ll also learn what treats should only be given in moderation. You won’t need to worry anymore about whether you’re feeding your betta nourishing foods, since you’ll know what exactly to do. (Chapter 6)
Plus… what to do if your betta won’t eat. Don’t be alarmed. Just follow these two simple steps. (Page 32)
The exact time of day, according to biologists, when it’s best to feed your betta. (Page 34)
A guide to boosting your betta’s life expectancy. It’s normal to become highly attached to your little one. Follow these unbreakable rules and your Betta will be alive and thriving for as long as possible. (Page 49)
What you must do before bringing home your new pet betta. Doing this simple series of steps can avoid having your fish die from “New Tank Syndrome.” (Page 20)
What it means when the tank keeps getting a foul smell even though you cleaned it… and what you can do to get rid of the odor once and for all. (Page 32)
Give even the most aggressive male bettas the best possible life of socializing with other bettas — without any risk whatsoever of there being a fight! (Page 13)
Bettas have a unique ability to breathe the same air we do. Discover why this means bettas should be in a different kind of tank than other types of fish — and how specifically to make your tank “betta-friendly” so your little one can breathe as easily as possible. (Page 8)
How to safely and humanely prevent your Betta from jumping out of his bowl. (Bettas must not dry out — which is what could happen if they jump out of their bowl — causing them to die.) (Page 8)
My very private method of giving your betta the means to live a long, vigorous life. (Page 13)
If you ever are going to take your betta to a show competition, your little guy will need to flare for the judges. I’ll show you an easy, insider’s trick used by top betta breeders to get them to flare practically on command. Even if you’ll never go to a show, this trick will make your friends ask you what your secret is. (Page 13)
If you do decide to get your betta from a pet store (as most hobbyists do) watch for these 7 danger signs and you’ll maximize the chances of bringing home a happy betta. (Page 16)
The 7 steps of introducing your betta to his new environment. (I cover everything from the best place to put your betta’s tank to how exactly to put him into the new tank so that he doesn’t go into shock and possibly die) (Page 19)
How to train your betta to swim around the tank in whatever pattern you command. Your friends will be dazzled! (Page 55)
Does It Seem Like No Matter What You Do, There’s Always Something Wrong With Your Betta?
That is a common problem. You see, bettas die easily.
And the death of a Betta can be devastatingly sad for those who experience it. Your friends simply don’t understand that it’s not “just a fish.” It’s your baby that you loved and looked after with all your heart.
I have experienced this all too well myself.
Ever want to see how many people give up on the hobby of keeping bettas (and fish in general)? Check out your local newspaper’s classifieds. There’ll be tanks and aquariums for sale — and maybe even fish themselves.
It’s just one thing after another. Eventually what was once a fun, relaxing hobby… becomes a big headache having to deal with one health issue after another. And the worst part about it is that it’s not your fault, because you did the best you could!
That’s why I provide a complete Troubleshooting Guide that will list every symptom of illness. It then reveals what the possible causes of the symptoms are — then tells you what exactly to do about them. It’s like having your own fish expert right there at your beck and call. No matter what the problem is you’re having — and no matter what time of day — the expert is right there to take you by the hand and help you.
In the Troubleshooting Guide you’ll learn what it means when you see these symptoms, and what you can do to easily solve them:
Your bettas lose their appetite and become sluggish. (Page 36)
Your betta has cloudy eyes. (Page 43)
You see split or shredded fins. (Page 38)
Your betta loses color or develops horizontal stripes. (Page 39)
Your betta’s body is swollen. You may see him floating on his side at the top of the water unable to balance himself. Maybe he even has trouble breathing. (Page 40)
One or both of your betta’s eyes are bulging. Your betta may also lose his appetite and become less energetic. (Page 45)
Your betta’s fins are withering away and disintegrating. (Page 46)
What to do about ick, a condition where your betta has small white spots on his skin and fins that look like salt crystals. Ick is a bacterial infection that drains your fish’s energy until he dies. The good news is that you can add this substance (available at any grocery store) to your betta’s tank. This is a much cheaper option than buying expensive ick medication — and usually is just as effective. (Page 41)
What exactly to do about fin rot so that it heals and never comes back. (Page 45.)
Three signs that the water could be poisoning your Betta… and three recommended, reliable ways to check for poison… and then remedy the situation. (Page 36.)
I wrote the Troubleshooting portion of my betta guide to be your permanent resource… right there at your fingertips whenever you need it. Even years from now, you’ll be able to pull up — in seconds — everything you need to know to keep your betta healthy.
Did You Know There’s An Easy Way To Reduce the Amount of Water Changes You Have to Do by 70% to 80%?
You don’t need to be a math whiz to know that cleaner water means that much less work! Here’s the secret: You can do this using a decorative plant you can put into your betta’s aquarium that eats up nitrites and ammonia that your betta produces as waste products.
That means you won’t need to clean your tank as often, and your Betta will be happier and healthier, since he’ll be swimming in cleaner water.
The best part about this plant is how easy it is to grow, as it doesn’t require direct sunlight, doesn’t lay roots, and sinks right to the bottom of the tank.
And it’ll make your aquarium look so much more beautiful — not to mention your fish will love resting on its leaves! I reveal the step by step instructions… as well as showing you places you can get this plant easily and cheaply (and it’s not your local pet store)… on page 26.
That’s just the beginning. You’ll also discover…
Does your betta need to be in a larger tank? Watch for these 3 warning signs that indicate your little one feels too confined. (Page 8)
Are you stuck on what to name your betta? It can be a challenge since you’re pretty much stuck with whatever name you choose. And if you have a good name, you’ll feel so much closer to your fish. Well, all you need to do is answer this one simple question, and you’ll be able to easily come up with a name. (Page 21)
Do not, under any circumstances, place your tank in either of these areas, because it could cause your betta to die. (Page 25)
A special trick to giving your betta the socialization he needs, even if he’s all by himself! (Page 14)
How to prevent bettas from fighting. (Page 12)
Whenever you need to transport your betta (like when you move or when you take your betta home from the pet store)… follow these 9 rules and you’ll make sure your little one arrives alive at your house. (Page 18)
Did you know that there is a high death rate of bettas introduced to a new aquarium? It’s caused by a lack of beneficial bacteria. I’ll give you the 6 certain steps you need to take to avoid having your bettas get poisoned this way. (Page 20)
You probably know you should NEVER put two males in the same aquarium together. However, there’s an exception to the rule, using this top secret technique to simulate conditions from nature, which allows you to get away with having up to two males (and 4 or so females) together in a 10+ gallon tank… with zero problems whatsoever! (Page 22)
If you’ve been using bottled water for your betta, you’ve been wasting your money. I’ll show you the best kind of water to use (and no, it’s not water from directly out of your tap). (Page 28)
I Always Get Asked — “But What About Cleaning a Betta’s Tank? Is There An Easy Way to Do It?” You Bet. See page 31 for details on my very private 6-step method.
A guide to getting your male betta used to having a female in his tank. (Page 12)
How to add a betta to your existing aquarium community (made up of non-bettas) without there being a fight or any kind of trouble. (Page 22)
At a bare minimum for your betta to be happy, plan to have this much water. (Page 24)
If you buy a used tank, use these special ingredients (NOT soap, which can harm your betta) to make the tank clean and safe for your little one. (Page 25)
Sometimes an overly excited male betta will bite his own tail, resulting in injury. Use these 5 specific steps to create a soothing environment that stops this harmful behavior. (Page 14)
What to do when getting a water heater to make sure you’re getting the one you need. This tip could save you $50 or more because it will make sure you get the right heater you need the first time. (Page 25)
A 100% foolproof method to prevent your betta from ever nipping at you. (Page 15)
If you’re not using a water filtration system, it’s important you follow this 6-step water cleansing procedure. (Page 29)
Learn the best kind of filtration system to use. (Page 30)
Why you don’t need an outside power filter for your betta’s tank, no matter how large it is. (Page 30)
Why you should use strong caution when it comes to using powered filters. (Page 31)
Train your betta to jump through a hoop! Can you imagine how impressed your friends will be when they see that? I reveal the step by step instructions on page 56.
If you notice a foul smell from your betta’s bowl, here’s why. And here’s what you can do about it. (Page 32)
The healthiest food you can feed your betta. (It’s the food that top breeders use.) Plus a special insider trick you can use with that food to make it easier to feed to your fish. (Page 33)
And That’s Just a Small Sample of What You’ll Discover With My System
Do you know what the exciting part is? That you can be learning these secrets to having a healthy, strong, and beautiful betta… without spending much money or having to worry… and all without having to do much work… in just two minutes from now.
That’s because I’ve made my guide digital… which means you can have it instantly! There’s no need to wait day after day for a box to arrive in the mail. And there’s no need to wait in line at a bookstore.
Instead you’ll get immediate access to this valuable information so you can start applying it right away.
If you haven’t ever downloaded anything off the Internet before, don’t worry — I’ll give you easy directions. (Even my 72 year-old father-in-law — who has a phobia of computers — was able to download and read the material without a hitch.)
Plus I’m here to help you. If you have trouble, just shoot me a quick email and I’ll help you get your copy ASAP.
Many pet stores unfortunately just see the money involved and couldn’t care less about the animals they sell. That’s why they cram bettas into those tiny cups. More bettas in more tiny cups means more money for them.
What pet stores don’t tell you is how expensive they make betta keeping for you. Sure you can buy that poor betta who you’re saving from a life of being crammed into that tiny cup… but then you discover that heaters and other equipment cost a lot more than they told you it would. (But the problem is you don’t know what equipment to get!)
Then on top of that the pet stores make money when your fish die. Why? Because you’re just going to buy more fish of course!
They don’t always intend to be money grubbing of course. The typical pet store employee simply counts the hours till they can clock out of work and go get more beer and cigarettes. Certainly compassion for the animals… or for your wallet… does not mean a thing to them.
Well, the good news is that with my guide you can save your money. I reveal to you all of the secrets that the pet stores don’t want you to know. You’ll be laughing all the way to bank as you discover one money-saving tip after another.
Please take a look at what some of my readers have said…
“Just downloaded your book(s) yesterday, I’m about halfway through Caring for Betta Fish and thoroughly enjoying it! As was stated on your website I’m sorry that I didn’t download them sooner.”
– John Shewchuk Sarasota, FL
“I am so glad you wrote this book! I went to two major book stores in my area. They had betta books, but nothing specific enough to feel comfortable on how to care for the fish. Now I feel confident about helping my fish to live in an appropriate environment. Thanks so much.”
– Esther Hopper
“Thanks Marc: These are the two most energetic bettas I’ve had, or I’m just learning better ways of keeping them healthy. Your publications are very helpful.”
– Vicky Gonzales
I just wanted to thank you so much for your valuable information which saved me literally hundreds of dollars. Without your e-book I would have experimented (and made mistakes with) the wrong kind of tank heater and filter, the wrong sized tank, and wasted money on all the chemicals pushed at the pet store. I’m one of those people who wasted money years ago on a fancy aquarium, only to have it gather dust in my attic and be a constant reminder of how much money I’ve blown.
Thanks for your book. I know it will helpful to many.”
– Michael Blair
I liked that your book is a complete betta owner’s manual. As a new owner looking for the basics, you gave me all of the practicalities I needed in order to give my betta the daily care he needs. Yours is a great source of in-depth information and helped me with the questions I had.”
I know when you get my betta lover’s guide, you’ll be just as happy as the customers above who wrote me. If not, I want you to ask me for your money back.
You Can Just Say “Maybe” And Try My Betta Care System Without Risk For 60 Days…
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Over the next 60 days, use the information you discover. Calculate how much money you save. Notice how happily your betta wags his tail when you do the things you’ll discover that improve his life. Notice how impressed your friends are when they see your betta doing neat tricks like jumping through a hoop.
Then, if you’re not completely delighted with the way my guide improves the quality of life for your betta (and for you!), I’ll refund every penny to you — no questions asked. You don’t even need to give a reason — your word is good enough.
But wait a minute, you must be wondering. You offer a money-back guarantee on an ebook?
A 100% Money-Back Guarantee.
I know. That sounds crazy.
But the truth is this: since you’ll be downloading my guide onto your computer, if you ask for a refund, I have no way to “get it back.” In fact, a few unethical people will come to this site with the full intention of getting a refund and ripping me off.
I don’t think you’ll do that, because as someone who has saved the life of a wonderful betta, I think you’re a good person who’s good for your word.
But here’s my guarantee: grab my guide to bettas. Take your time reading it, discovering its secrets, and applying the enormous knowledge you’ll gain.
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I only make this amazing guarantee because I know that 99.9% of the people involved in the world of bettas are honest…
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There are certain exact steps you need to take to prepare the tanks, prepare your breeding pair, introduce them, get them to spawn… and then take care of the fry.
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If you’re like most Betta owners, you’ve been disgusted to find that this hobby has been a lot more expensive that you thought it would be.
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What’s the catch? That this offer is for an extremely limited time. Here’s why.
The bonuses are valuable enough by themselves to sell separately. And I’m planning to do that soon. There are only so many copies of these sensational bonuses that I’m going to give out for free.
Once this special trial period is over, the offer of free bonus materials will simply vanish. I’m sure you can understand.
Download My Guide — You’ll Be Glad You Did
You can spend the rest of your day with your bettas like you did yesterday, wondering if there’s more you can learn about them that will make life better for them.
Or you can get some peace of mind:
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Having an improved relationship with your bettas because you know so much more about them.
If you’re still thinking about getting bettas, you’ll know that you’ll be able to take great care of them.
After you enter your details into the secure server, you’ll be taken to a special download page. Then when you start reading my guide, the improvements in your betta’s life will be nothing short of electrifying… or you’ll get your money back.
So why not grab my betta lover’s guide while it’s still fresh on your mind? There’s no risk here. You’ve got nothing to lose — and you’ll gain a better life for you and your little ones.
P.S. If you don’t take me up on this special offer (a money-back guarantee and free bonuses!) before it vanishes — and if you never get to try the secrets contained in my guide — what will ever change about the quality of life for you and your Betta fish?
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