I've owned bettas for years, but had to take a break for college. This was great for my bettas' sake as it encouraged me to further my knowledge in things that interest me. Now that I've graduated I've had some time to get back in to the hobby. My current fish are spoiled by most peoples standards, not that they'd believe it. The internet has a wealth of resources and having poked around where I could I felt I was ready to look in to the more serious stuff. When asking around most people suggested the IBC and when I could stand the temptation no longer... well, here I am.
I'm already having lots of fun poking around the site and reading through issues of FLARE, still no luck finding the show standard links. Could anyone here point me in the right direction for those? I'm having a hard time finding them. I have no plans to breed yet, but then again, I only ever planned on keeping one hobby fish and that plan was revised quickly... several times. I look forward to expanding my knowledge with a group of like minded people and staring at pictures of bettas. (who doesn't?)