The International Betta Congress
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What is it?
The International Betta Congress or IBC, is a nonprofit, world-wide organization of approximately 700 Members, promoting the selective breeding, raising and study of the genus Betta.
The IBC actively promotes the selective breeding of various colour and finnage strains of Bettas through their sanctioned show program. At these shows, Bettas are exhibited and judged in pre-defined classes set by the IBC Judging Board.
Competition at these shows is enthusiastic as members compete for annual awards in each class and overall competition. The culmination of most IBC shows is an auction where fine breeding stock can be obtained.