Liz Hahn of Kauai Bettas on the Westside finished the showing at the International Betta Congress Area 1 Show with two special awards, seven gold medals, and a host of other medals at the show hosted by First Coast Bettas in Florida and wrapping up, Sunday.
“Kauai Bettas did well in Florida,” Hahn said. “Yea, fishes! Another Hawaii breeder, Mel Luke, entered as a new breeder with fish from my lines and also showed well.”
Hahn’s strongest showing came in the Shortfin Singletail Male Traditional Plakat.
Hahn earned gold for the Solid Traditional Form Male out of six fishes, the Patterned Traditional Form Male out of four fish, and the Solid DK, which in addition to the gold medal she also earned silver. She rounded out the earnings in the class with a second- and third-place showing in the Patterned class, which included a multi-color, two bi-colors, and two pineapples.
The Traditional Plakat also earned her one of two special awards, the other coming for the Red or Black Singletail HalfMoon Female where she garnered first and second places.
Hahn pulled the top three places in the Patterned class out of five fish including three marbles, a pineapple, and a butterfly.
She rounded out the showing with a first- and second-place award in the Patterned Male for the Show Plakat Shortfin Singletail class out of five fishes entered.
Luke finished with top awards in the New Breeder Classes for the Solid Color and Longfin Male, where he swept the top three spots. He also was awarded the Reserve New Breeder Best of Show honor for his Longfin Male.
Hahn hasn’t had time to digest all of the awards, shipping out fish for the International Show hosted by the California Betta Society next week.