Who Else Wants a Beautiful, Healthy Betta Fish. Swimming Happily in a Stunning Tank. Without Having to Spend a Bundle or Constantly Worry About Your Betta's Health?
From: Marcus Song
Written: Saturday, 9:07 A.M.
Dear Fellow Betta Lover,
A lone 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 in 1998, 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.)
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)
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)
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)
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.
Secrets the Pet Stores Don't Want You to Know
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
"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."
"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."
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.