going gets tough, I help you keep going!
to my new career as a film director, and having just started
production on a period film, I will not be able to do any betta
consultations for the next few weeks. When I am able to resume, I
will post it here. You can still find many answers in my
betta knowledge database and on the
disease pages. Remember!
Preventing is always better than trying to heal an already sick
betta. Always have a First Aid
betta kit on hand and keep your water CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN.
make sure to carefully read this entire page BEFORE you initiate
When people have serious betta trouble, it is oftentimes very hard
to find sound expertise and real help. Fishstores are notorious for
giving all the wrong advice when it comes to bettas and since there
are no "fish vets" out there, people have no one to
turn to. Fish die that could have been saved, because people didn't
know how to save them. That is why I decided to provide this
service. Please note that I am doing this as a favor to the
betta community, to help fish in trouble and betta hobbyists in
need. Be aware that once you initiate a consultation and send your
payment, it will take from 2 to 7 days for my help to arrive via a
phone call. Do not initiate a consultation unless you can live by
these time frames. OK, still with me? Then proceed...
now you can get custom help for your custom betta problems. If you
are struggling with a specific betta problem and need help
from a betta expert, you come knocking at the right door. You ask your
question, I personally answer it. And I mean PERSONALLY - as in: I
call you up and talk to you and you get to pick my brains :)! You tell me what your problem is,
I will help you solve it. Whether
betta health problems, spawning problems, fry problems, disease
outbreak problems or genetic related questions, you'll get some
heavy artillery back up :). Allow me to roll up my sleeve and help
you fight this battle :).
your betta problem and cut a way out of the
betta jungle for you to make it to safety :)) ! I
can also save you months of unnecessary hard work by giving you the
genetics pointers you need to reach your breeding goals (you'll be
glad you asked!).
a low fee you get to have me call you and talk to you and explain to
you what to do. You also get to pick my brains :). Let me put my years of experience at your service and help
you out. What's best is I am keeping it very affordable so EVERYONE
can get help. No betta needs to die needlessly ever again.
add a consultation to your shopping cart.
check out and send the funds. Please copy your paypal
payment verification number (transaction number).
return here and click
here to email me . In the header, paste your paypal
payment verification number. In the email body, enter your
specific betta problem / betta question AND your phone numbers. I usually call
on a week day either around
3PM PST or 7PM PST. So keep that in mind when
providing me with your phone numbers and be available to
take my call. Please note that due to my very busy
schedule, I am unable to custom fit my phone call timing
to your own schedule. I also usually do not call
on week-ends (as I am oftentimes backpacking/camping and
have no cell phone reception).
receive your payment and receive your question and numbers, I
call you and give you my (ever so solicited this time
get a couple additional follow up emails, then
the consultation is over.
This is a very simple, efficient and inexpensive system.
How inexpensive you ask? Well, see the fee schedule below:
your question is related to one single betta = $25
your question is related to two or more bettas =
BEFORE YOU PROCEED: READ THIS!
Only one case per consultation please.
you tackle two or more involving issues, I will only answer one. So
please comply. On occasion, if you have 2 fish with
smaller (less involving) problems I will deal with them as
one item and help both for the same $25 fee. Or if you
have two quick questions on unrelated topics etc...
questions per case. You
can ask several questions relating to one
Give me the details
I need to help you. Give
me the data I need to help you. Anything you think is
really relevant to your specific problem and may affect
the outcome of my advice. For ex, how old the betta is,
what kind of tank/bowl it is in, food you have been
feeding, water parameters (what water do you use and how
do you treat it), jar cleaning cycle (how often do you
clean your betta's jar/tank), how long the problem has been
going on, how it started and progressed. etc...
Be specific and to
the point. Don't
send a novel! I don't need to hear about your life story!
So focus on your problem. Don't give me details I don't
need, such as the name of your fish, the color of your
curtains, etc... Just give me pertinent, helpful info I need!
help me A LOT: Photos
of the affected fish are always a huge plus, so please try
to snap close up, clear shots of your sick
fish/wounds/problem area. Attach the photos to your
3 to 7 days for my call. I
try to do the best I can to call as soon as I can. But
it might take up to 7 days to hear back from me.
If you are in a huge rush or are the pushy type, you may
want to seek help somewhere else ;). Please don't wait until your betta is on its death bed to
email me and then get all panicky cause I didn't reply
fast enough and your fish died. Understand that if you
fish dies within a week, it means it was beyond help
in most cases. All diseases that kill in 7 days are
usually not curable. However my consultation (even if it
arrives after your betta has died) will help you
understand what went wrong and will insure you do not
duplicate the same mistakes/loss of your fish. We will go
over your set-up, and determine what caused your
betta's demise and what needs to be changed (if anything).
So either way you will greatly benefit from talking to
me. Having said all of that, usually my replies
arrive fairly fast. :)
if I am missing a
very important piece of the puzzle I will let you know and
ask for more info when we talk. Most
consultation end up being one initial phone call,
plus an email from me containing instructions or links.
consultations are 15 min long. So
please be considerate. When I call you be specific and
to the point, answer my questions by a simple
"yes" or "no" whenever possible. if
we go over the 15 min you will be charged extra, so keep
No refunds. Once
you have initiated a consultation, you cannot cancel it.
Even if you betta dies or you think you
don't need the help anymore. The truth is, you still do
need the help so to prevent the same thing to happen to
your next betta. So all consultations will be processed,
even if the betta has died, and the problem will be
evaluated and advice will be given so that you learn and
are better prepared next time.
Note to current
Customers who have purchased
stock from me get six months of free email support (starting
the date bettas were delivered) pertaining to the health issues, feeding
issues and housing issues of the bettas acquired from me. Spawning and fry related
question/problems are not covered under the customer free email support. Hence if
you are a customer and your questions are about spawning or about
your fry or if you have had your bettas for more than 6
months, you will need to initiate a consultation through this page.
By submitting your fee and question, you understand that although I
will do my best to help you with your specific problem, there are no
guaranties that my advice will save your betta(s) or solve your
problem. You may decide to follow my advice or elect not to. By
submitting your fee and question you hereby agree that if you do
follow my advice you do so at your own risk.