We had a GREAT turnout for entries, with 419 bettas total! It took a long time to organize all of them, so it was great to have some dedicated new members help in assembling/running all over the place and around/disassembling the show.
Some show fishI was able to photograph the night before...
Dr. Lucas had about a million and one stories to share about all things betta. The life he's led has got to be one of the most interesting ones (betta fish aside!) to date. He's traveled through the jungles of Borneo, been flooded out with alligators on the high tide, found some crazy species of swordfish in a volcanic crater, had bettas spawn and grow on his basement floor...AND he started the IBC amidst all of this, in a time without internet or cell phones. Wow!