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Due to the current COVID-19 situation affecting the entire world, it currently is impossible for European hobbyists to physically meet at Betta Shows. Our first initiative to organize a Virtual Bettas4all Show in May 2020 gave European hobbyists the chance to show their fish in a virtual environment. With a total of 410 fish by 90 hobbyists from 20 European countries we were totally amazed by your enthusiasm & support.Bettas4all & Bettafreaks are therefore proud to announce the 2nd edition, the Virtual Holland Betta Show! This show will enable breeders from all over Europe to share their work in a responsible way by social distancing while still enjoying sharing our fish within the hobby, and do our part to flatten the curve.At the Virtual Holland Betta Show fish are judged via video entries on vitality, color, finnage, body shape and overall appearance, by a team of experienced judges according to the Bettas4all Standard©. It is clear that judging fish from a video by no means can be compared by watching fish live at a show, but it is the best thing we can offer the Betta community in Europe at the moment. As always, the Bettas4all Judging Team will do their uttermost best to determine the winners of the various show classes and the special awards.

Participants (European hobbyists only) can enter in the following classes:

  • Regular show classes: The fish must be self-bred by the participant and is currently swimming in his/her fish room (matter of trust). Maximum of 5 Entries per hobbyist.
  • ‘Koi’ Class: The fish must be self-bred by the participant and is currently swimming in his/her fish room (matter of trust). Maximum of 1 male and 1 female. These fish will be judged by experienced, certified Koi Judges.

Online registration is possible from Friday 17 July 2020 to Friday 31 July 2020 (18:00 CEST). Videos can be Virtually Benched up to Saturday 1st August 2020 (18:00 CEST).

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note to first register your fish before you start filming your fish because the unique, personally assigned show tank number must be shown in the video (written or printed on paper, digital not allowed). For more information on the minimum requirements of the videos, how to register and upload videos, and judging procedures can be found under General information Virtual Holland Betta Show.

We are looking forward to your participation & support!

With kind regards,

The Virtual Bettas4all Show Team