General remark: When the finnage or color variety of a fish is of an “in-between” type the fish has to be shown in the class where it is least faulted.
1. Show classes Bettas4all Standard©
At Bettas4all sanctioned shows fish can be entered in the following 19 main show classes (see table 2.1 of the Bettas4all Standard©).
Table 2.1 Main show classes Bettas4all Standard©
|a. Show class + gender||b. Finnage variety||c. Class code:||d. Chapter:||e. Color variety|
|Asymmetrical halfmoon||M2||3B||All colors*|
|Symmetrical halfmoon||M3||3C||All colors*|
* If possible, show classes are further divided in subcategories based on color variety (see Chapter 4 of the Bettas4all Standard©).
No difference will be made between new and experienced breeders, as well as hobby and commercial breeders. Fish of participants under 18 years of age will be entered in the regular show classes and will be judged according to the same standards as participants over 18 years of age. (see Chapter 5 of the Bettas4all Standard©)
2. Splitting show classes
The Bettas4all Judging Team has the right to split show classes in order to create a more interesting and challenging competition. Splitting show classes into extra classes is only allowed when there are at least six fish of a certain subvariety which are entered by a minimum of two breeders. Here it is important that the amount of (sub)classes does not exceed the maximum prizes made available by the organization.
- Splitting color classes: Optional color show classes are for example seperate classes for unicolor, bicolor, marble, grizzle, banded and multicolor fish and if possible even further division into subclasses. These subcategories are discussed in greater detail in the standard for color Characteristics (see Chapter 4, 4A and 4B of the Bettas4all Standard).
Splitting the Form & Variation classes: Optional show classes here are for example separate classes for doubletail crowntail (DTCT), doubletail veiltail (DTVT), doubletail crowntail plakat (DTCTPK) giants, fish with extreme large pectoral fins (also known as “dumbo/big ears”) and/or swordtails. These subcategories are discussed in greater detail in the standard for Form & Variation (see Chapter 3J and 3K of the Bettas4all Standard).
Form & Variations