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King/Giant Bettas

What are opinions on King/Giant bettas?

I have one and he's huge, and I'm trying to cope with having a fish much larger than a normal betta.

Normally, I wouldn't get one, but I got him without knoowing of his size. All I know is that he was beautiful :)

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-16-2013, 10:22 PM
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I want one someday soon. BUT I want a pretty colored one. Petco only has very dark colors. Recently I saw my first light colored "king" at Petco so I think they might be getting more in future.

Can you post a pic of yours? I will check your albums.
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I saw a salamander giant there. It was bigger than the normal kings
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Here is a thread with pics :D
http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=129042

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wow, I thought "kings" were only plakats! How long is his body? Can you get a shot of him near a ruler?
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I'm not sure whether Giants or Kings were the same thing lol
But he's I'd say 2- 2 1/2 inches long and maybe about 4 or so with his tail?

I'm not with him at the moment, but he's easily double my old veiltail.

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i've got a HUGE blue giant HMPK, he's nearly four inches long and still growing. he was a valentine's gift from my fiance, and he takes up every single inch of his 10 gallon tank.

So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure,
How amazingly unlikely is your birth,
And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space,
'Cause there's bugger-all down here on Earth.

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Some Giant Bettas are just so beautiful. I saw a black King betta at my Petco yesterday. I really was I scooped him up. He was so cute and beautiful. I never see black bettas! Ugh, I wish I got him :(

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Mine are huge...and hungry. Although not as big as yours ( I think, I haven't measured), they eat a lot of NLS betta pellets...the small ones, they easily eat 8 at a sitting (2x/day). They are also young at about 5 months, so they eat more, but still...

One of my females is clearly a big big giant...she's easily 3 inches long, four with fins, and boy does she ever let her sisters know it. That girl chases everybody, but never hurts them. She's definitely the boss.

These giants make the pet store normal varieties look puny.
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I have a Giant as well! He's about 4.5 inches and is a beautiful orange dalmation hmpk. His name is Goliath.

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