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King Bettas...

What exactly are they? Like tail types, and are the genetically unstable? Thanks!

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-20-2011, 02:03 PM
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What exactly are they? Like tail types, and are the genetically unstable? Thanks!
I think there are Kings which are truly larger and have king spawns if bred with another king and giants, which are unstable according to Indjo. I don't know if they're one and same or not.

All I've seen are giants from my Walmart and they've all been plakat. I don't know about tail types with either since I've only seen plakats.
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never heard of a king betta
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This is a male king betta at Petco, see, short fins

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Kings are bettas bred to be larger. From what I've heard they are not genetically stable.

They are also separate from Giant Bettas from what I know. They definitely don't get to the full size of Giant bettas.

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King Betta is Petcos fancy name for Plakat.

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King Betta is Petcos fancy name for Plakat.
for larger-than-usual Plakat, but not quite Giant.
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I agree, they're bigger than a plakat but not as big as a giant. Anyone know what tank size they need???

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I havn't seen any giants at Petco. The labeled King Betta at Petco are a Plakat. They are short tailed and usually blue and red. If you go on Aquabid and look under Plakat all the 4 and 5 stars are the same size as the King and labeled Plakat. If Petco put Plakat instead King Betta most people wouldn't know what they are. The King I have is in a 5 gallon by himself and doing great.


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for larger-than-usual Plakat, but not quite Giant.

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my petco has plakats and kings, the kings are quite a bit bigger

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