Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Seeing Bettas at Aquarama 2009
Aquarama 2009 - 11th International Ornamental Fish and Accessories Exhibition 2009
Date : 28 - 31 May 2009 (30 & 31 May 2009 - For Public Visitors)
Location : Suntect City - Level 6, Hall 601-603
Public Visitors Admision Fee : Adult S$8.00, Child below 12 years old is free
I went on the last day of the show, which was on Sunday.
It wasn't crowded at all to what I've imagined it to be.
The last time I visited Aquarama was about 5 years ago.
Which I couldn't really remember how it was now...
But I did enjoy my visit to see the different varieties of Bettas.
There are hundreds of beautiful bettas on show and I am looking forward to the next year Aquarama.
An interesting booth with no one around.
There is a Honesty box saying that items are at S$2.00 each.
Department of Fisheries Thailand - Selling Bettas and betta tanks.
The person there is friendly and would introduce their items to you.
Betta Club Singapore - They have quite a lot of nice Betta on display,
They are also selling betta arcylic tank which I find is quite nice.
There are a total of 14 different fish for the International Fish competition categories.
They are : Dragon Fish, Discus, Goldfish, Guppy, Tetra, Pleco, Cichlids, Corydoras, Gourami, Molly, Platy, Swordtail, New Species/Varieties/New in Trade and Betta Splendens.
The Betta Splendens Competition details for Aquarama 2009 :
Competition fee = S$25 per entry
Number of fish per entry = 1
Maximum number of entries per participant per class = 3
CATEGORY 1 : HALFMOON
A1: Red STM (dark and light body)
A2: Black STM
A3: Red/Black DTM
A4: Dark Iridescent STM
A5: Dark Iridescent DTM
A6: Clear/Yellow/Orange STM
A7: Pastel/Opaque STM
A8: Light Solid DTM
A9: Bicolour/Patterned STM
A10: Bicolour/Patterned DTM
A11: Metallic Light-bodied STM/DTM
A12: Metallic Dark-bodied STM/DTM
A13: AOC STM
A14: AOC DTM
CATEGORY 2 : CROWNTAIL
B1: Dark Non-iridescent Red/Black CTM
B2: Dark Iridescent CTM
B3: Light Solid Colour CTM
B4: Bicolour/Patterned CTM
B5: Black Orchid CTM
B6: Metallic Light-bodied CTM
B7: Metallic Dark-bodied CTM
B8: AOC CTM
CATEGORY 3 : PLAKAT - SHOW/SYMMETRICAL/GIANT
C1: Red STM Plakat
C2: Black STM Plakat
C3: Blue STM Plakat
C4: Steel STM Plakat
C5: Green/Turquoise STM Plakat
C6: Clear/Yellow/Orange STM Plakat
C7: Pastel/Opaque STM Plakat
C8: Bicolour/Butterfly STM Plakat
C9: Marble/Grizzled/Multicolour STM Plakat
C10: Metallic Light-bodied STM Plakat
C11: Metallic Dark-bodied STM Plakat
C12: AOC STM Plakat
C13: Symmetrical Plakat
G2: Giant Plakat
Betta Splendens Prize :
Grand Champion : S$500 cash + Trophy
1st of each class : S$100 cash
2nd of each class : Medal
3rd of each class : Medal
This is one of the Betta that I like very much even though it wasn't a winner.
Below is a double winner for Cat B5 1st prize and also the Grand Champion of the Betta Splendens Competition.
Close up of the Grand Champion
1st prize winner for the Giant breed.