I finally got up off my butt and wrote up the CBS Fall 2014 IBC show report. It can be found in the Show Reports section.
Happy Holidays everyone! Sorry for the long absence. I still have to put up the CBS fall show report >,< I also neglected my last two spawns and got very low survival rates and no ventrals in one of them. I will have to re-do them once I get back from winter break. Unfortunately, occasionally burning out in a hobby (especially one as demanding as fish keeping) is a regular occurrence that happens to all hobbyists. There is no shame in admitting it!
I am also thinking of cutting back further to just working with metallic crowntail plakats. This is a really exciting new form for me and has a long way to go. Their popularity is skyrocketing in the European show circuits, and my goal is to eventually make them competitive with other forms here in the US. Many thanks again to Jamie King for giving me my starter stock! It will be difficult to let go of my red and yellow traditional PKs, but I think working with only one form and color is the best thing for me to do right now.
Lastly, I am also introducing Google adsense onto this site. We'll see if the ads are too distracting or not. Times may be getting a little lean in the future while hunting for new job prospects, so every little bit will help. Along the same lines, California Betta Society lost quite a bit of money on our last show. We will be exploring fundraising options in the near future to help kick start our next show!