PUHI — The Kauai Community Market had just opened Saturday, and Elizabeth Hahn of Kauai Bettas already knew the results of the Connecticut Betta Club show, an international betta Area 1 competition.
“This was a relatively small show with about 35 fish,” Hahn said. “I sent 18 fish and the babies did well. I tell all my fish to just go with aloha. They bred to be happy fish.”
Hahn captured Best of Show, Grand Champion in both Male and Female, as well as getting Reserve Best of Show for Female in the Red or Black Singletail category.
Her fish gathered the following honors: 13 first places, the two Grand Champion awards, one Reserve Grand Champion, four Best of Variety Awards and Reserve Best of Variety with five second place honors and no third places.
“Most of the bigger breeders were not in this show,” Hahn said. “They’re getting ready for the big convention show coming up. This Connecticut show is by a relatively small club which only recently resumed their shows.”
She said her strong placements, especially in the Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion, helps her overall points.
“I actually doubled my points with just this one show,” Hahn said. “The only areas I didn’t place, I had no fish entered.”
Her top fish included the Red or Black Singletail Male and the Red or Black Singletail Female where she captured both first place as well as Grand Champion awards.
She also placed first in the Green/Turquoise Singletail Female, the Light Solid Singletail Male, the Light Solid Singletail Female, the Bicolor Singletail Male, Butterfly Singletail Male, and Marble/Grizzle Singletail, both male and female.
She also placed first in three of the five Doubletail judging, getting gold in Dark Solid Longfin Male, Patterned Longfin Male, and Female Doubletails all colors.