California Betta Society

Meeting Schedule 2016

Meetings are on the 4th Saturday of each month unless otherwise specified. They begin at 1:00p.m. and end by 4:00 p.m.

Visiting and auction sign-in are from 1:00 to 2:00. The meeting program begins at 2:00p.m. The auction and raffle begin at 3:00p.m.

If you have a suggestion for a meeting idea or location, please contact our Vice President. We are always interested in suggestions!


3/26/16 - March Meeting
Time: 1pm-4pm
Location: Mountain Mikes - Castro Valley, 20261 Patio Dr, Castro Valley, California 94546
Topic: Buying fish on Aquabid
We will be explaining in detail how to buy fish off of Aquabid. Members that are able to go to the next meeting and receive their fish are welcome to participate in the group buy, where we meet the transhipper, Julie Tran, and the airport. Then we distribute the fish at the next meeting, thereby eliminating postal cost (which is wayyy higher these days!) We will give specific instructions on how to participate in the group buy to those that are interested!

4/23-4/24/16 - NO MEETING
Our cbs staffs and members will be attending April IBC Show hosted by Golden State Bettas (SoCal)
Location: UCC Plaza, 2338 E. Anaheim, Long Beach, CA 90804
Topic: This is an IBC Betta show held by Golden State Bettas in Long Beach, California. CBS will be heading down to support GSB and to see all the fish. :) See more information at the group discussion on the facebook event page

No May Meeting due to Memorial Day Weekend

6/18/16 - June Meeting
San Francisco Local Fish Store Tour
Time: 1pm-4pm
Location: Start in SF Japan Town
Description: Come join us for a fun fish tour running around San Francisco! We roam around as a group of hobbyists to the best San Francisco has to offer: Ocean Aquarium, Aquaforest, 6th Avenue, Lucky Ocean, and Fairy Lake Discus Palace. Itís wonderful to visit all of these aquarium stores with the betta fish crew
The meeting starts 1pm. We will meet in the Japantown plaza. However, we will also have lunch together at 12pm at Tenroku Sushi (near the bookstore) if you would like to join!

7/16/16 - July Meeting (note special date)
Join Meeting San Francisco Killifish Association Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Description: There is a possibility of a joint meeting with the San Francisco Bay Area Killifish Association! Killifish are very similar to Bettas Ė they are small, brightly colored, and very hardy. In fact, most killifish can be housed comfortably in small tanks with no or limited filtration (small sponge filters are best), and best of all, donít require heaters like bettas! They do great at a room temperature of about 71F. (~22C) . Many killifish breeders keep a few wild bettas (which also can do fine at room temperature) and many betta keepers are interested in killifish. We will do a presentation on Wild Bettas. Hurray hobby crossover!

August, No Meeting

9/03/16 - September Meeting and Summer Picnic
Location: Fenestra Winery, 83 Vallecitos Road, Livermore, CA
Time: 1pm-4pm
Topic: Join us once again for our annual Summer Picnic at Fenestra Winery in Livermore! This is a potluck, so feel free to bring snacks to share. Wine tasting is optional. Remember, no alcohol besides Fenestra wine is allowed on the premises. The tasting room will be open, and we can drink what we purchase in the picnic area while we socialize. This meeting is always a hit with our members, hope you can make it!

10/01/16 - IBC International Show hosted by CBS
Location: Embassy Suites Santa Clara - Silicon Valley
2885 Lakeside Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95054
The moment we have all been waiting for! Our Fall show dates and destination are yet to be decided, but we are very excited to be hosting our show. Come join us for an International Betta Cogress sanctioned event, where hundreds of show and wild bettas will come from breeders all over the country to compete for Best of Show. We also have a rousing auction of many of these quality show fish that is quite well attended! We would love for you to come to the show, or even help out with the show room with you would like.
Show room opens to the public at noon on Saturday, and the auction will begin at 4pm and will run several hours. More details on the Shows page!

No Meetings in November/December - Have a Nice Holiday ^^

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