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post #11 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-28-2011, 11:31 AM
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He's alive. It's common practice to take them out of water to measure.. on AB you'll frequently find pictures of giants next to rulers to prove they're actually giant.

Giants aren't for everyone. They're prone to stomach issues and can not be fed dried foods or they get cysts... especially as they get older.
Ohhh. Yeah, I knew they did that on AB but was worried for the big guy. I didnt know that about giants! Huh.

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wow thats real info.
But it cant hurt to dream
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I'm still hoping to get a pair one day. Hopdiggity has some Giant PK for sale that I've got my eye on.. I'd need to find a BIG girly though. Plus right now I don't have the space to grow giants out... and they grow slower than regular bettas from what I've heard.. they aren't giant sized until like 6 months old.

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Wow! Thats one huge betta

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when i saw that first picture, first words out of my mouth were "Oh, my lord, Jesus!". .____. he's HUGE! Cup's big, but that guy looks like a giant Oscar compared to even Cup!
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I purchased a giant betta the other day at the LFS. He is about 3-4 times the size of my other plakat males. I only appreciate how big he is because I have him in a tank next to a standard HM male.


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my local pet store got in giants ONCE. there was this beautiful marble boy, and i wanted him sooo bad, but i knew i'd need a bigger tank for him. 2.5 gallons wouldn't cut it for that boy. they were in the standard betta cup, and i felt so bad for them. D: they haven't gotten them in anymore since then.
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I wish our LFS had giants!! I have a king male but have heard that is different. I love those too!

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Thats a huge Betta. Sure is beautiful one too

My handsome little marble man- Willie
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My LFS has a good range of bettas, but I prefer blue marbles/whites which they never seem to have. Plus lately the care has been slipping a bit. They always seem to have crates and crates of bettas they never sell, and most of the bettas have been living for months in half-filled jam jars.


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