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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-28-2013, 10:36 PM
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Water changes, ial, and nice warm water and they're good to go.
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haha i wouldnt do that... I believe in trusting each betta owner to know what is best for their fish, and if i wasnt so lucky my fish would still be in smaller tanks and they would be perfectly happy :)
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Cool! If I find room for another tank, my husband will have a fit! So far we have 5 in the living room, 3 in the kitchen, and 3 in the bedroom. 8 of those tanks are betta tanks. LOL
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My king/giant lives in a 10 g with a few friends, I do not think there is a diffrence between a king or a giant be it mine was sold as a king and people say they are smaller than a giant he is over 3 inches he is a an awesome fish fun to watch, very active
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It's all up to you. All of my males are in divided tanks and have 2.5 gallons each (don't jump on me. I know what I'm doing.). If you can provide five gallons that's great. A giant would like 10 gallons, so would a normal betta. A giant would be fine in a five gallon though.
No one should jump on you for that! (not that anyone has yet!) I have my Thyeo in a 5 gallon with 2 guppies and a snail and people said I was doing it wrong. So power to you for knowing your fish! :)
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Cool! If I find room for another tank, my husband will have a fit! So far we have 5 in the living room, 3 in the kitchen, and 3 in the bedroom. 8 of those tanks are betta tanks. LOL
You're missing one in the bathroom

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a giant would be fine in a 5 gallon, but would be even better in a 10. plus if he's not too aggressive, you might just have room for a few tankmates (a trio of not-too-bright platies could be a good option)

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I have a giant who is 3 and a half inches, and yeah, it's baisicly the same. Mine lives in a 5 gallon, and it's perfectly fine. He does need more food...

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So the rule of thumb is 1 gallon per inch of fish. So it sounds like 5 gallons would be fine from the Kings I've seen. However, if you have room for a 10 gallon why not?
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That rule is not really considered valid anymore, especially with bettas. IMO a king/giant would do just fine in five gallons, but most bettas, giant or not, would like ten gallons.
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