Show classes

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


Traditional M1 3A All colors*
Asymmetrical halfmoon M2 3B All colors*
Symmetrical halfmoon M3 3C All colors*
Doubletail M4 3D All colors*
Crowntail M5 3E All colors*


Veiltail M6 3F All colors*
Halfmoon M7 3G All colors*
Doubletail M8 3H All colors*
Crowntail M9 3I All colors*

Special classes

Veiltail M10 3J All colors*


Traditional F1 3K All colors*
Halfmoon F2+3 3K
All colors*
Doubletail F4 3K All colors*
Crowntail F5 3K All colors*


Veiltail F6 3K
All colors*
Halfmoon F7 3K All colors*
Doubletail F8 3K All colors*
Crowntail F9 3K All colors*

Special classes

Veiltail F10 3K
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