Virtual Holland Betta Show 2021

Bettas4all & Bettafreaks are proud to announce the official results of the Virtual Holland Betta Show (August 2021) with you all! In total 323 fish (295 regular show classes; 28 in the additional ‘Koi’ Bettas Judged by Koi Judges) were entered by 84 hobbyists from 23 European countries!

A virtual show is a big challenge for both participants and the organizing team. Participants attempted to make the best possible quality videos to show their fish, according to the options and equipment available to them. On the other hand the Virtual Bettas4all Judging team attempted to judge all the entries in an efficient way in-between their jobs, social and family lives.

All videos were judged according to the Bettas4all Standard©. Here the entire judging team (including apprentices) worked together to: (1) Divide all entries in the right show classes; (2) judge the various show classes and the determine the class winners and (3) decide on the special prizes. Judging fish without being able to see them live is challenging as it is necessary to get a clear impression of the behaviour, color, form and details (e.g. mouth, eye, scaling) on both sides of the fish. It is impossible to judge something which cannot be seen. It therefore is important to note that any fish which could not be judged properly (out of focus, one side visible, not in full flare, etc.) was ranked down or even knocked out along the judging process (even if this fish potentially might have been the best fish of the class in real life). Entries which did not meet the minimum requirements were not judged. While we are certainly not flawless in our judgement, we did our uttermost best to judge all fish in a consistent way based on our knowledge, experience within all means available.


The organizing team of Vivarium and our sponsors Zoo Med, Domburg Sportprijzen Holland, Kiyomizu and Gerbo have selected their favorite male and female to be awarded with a special Sponsor Choice Award. In addition, a many people have voted for the public prizes per show class.

Congratulations to all the winners and we thank you all for your enthusiasm, participation, support and patience!

For an impression of the results of the Virtual Holland Show 2021, please click videos below:

Overview Male Winners (Regular Show Classes):

Overview Female Winners (Regular Show Classes):

Overview winners of the ‘Koi’ Bettas Judged by Koi Judges competition:

Overview of the Sponsor Choice Awards:

Winners Photography & Artwork: