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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-16-2013, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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wild type betta imbellis at Petco?

I took some really bad photos of a "King" betta they had at Petco. Is it a wild type?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-16-2013, 03:25 PM
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I very much doubt that it is Imbellis but it could be a hybrid.

Also....I could be wrong....but it looks like a female....shorter ventrals, smaller beard, slanted and rounded anal fin....might want to ask Setsuna or LittleBettaFish, I'm sure they'd know

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King bettas are the half-giant ones aren't they? Most of them seem to have the traditional 'wild' colouring. However, just because they are that colour doesn't necessarily mean they are hybrids/truly wild.

Setsuna is the one to ask about splendens complex wilds. However, I can't see the point in hybridising imbellis with splendens when it comes to creating a larger fish (if this is indeed what Kings are).


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All the Petco "Kings" are this color, I wish they were more diverse since I prefer lighter colors. They also are not a heck of a lot bigger than a normal size betta. He was flaring a lot at the other cups so I'm pretty sure he was a male.
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I believe most of the King Betta's are true giants, to be a giant the fish has to be over 5cm and usually it's 5-7cm's for a Giant. Of course measure nose to peduncle (beginning of tail) so what they are classifying as King's really are just Giant Betta's. Although I have seen some that are just older Plakat Betta's because most older Betta's are close to Giant size as well.

There was an article I had about Giant/King Betta's, I'll have to go find that later and post it for y'all

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