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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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Talking GIANT Betta!!!

I am SOOOOO excited!!! Purchased this Giant from Jennifer and have named him "Atlas". He will be here mid next week since she is shipping him Monday (at my request).

Atlas will be living in a 5 gal. planted Hawkeye tank. I just can't WAIT!!!!
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how many bettas do you have now? lol

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That is a beautiful Fish I love the colors very cool
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how many bettas do you have now? lol
Altlas will be the 18th. PLUS I have a 75 gal., a 50 gal. and a 38 gal. And, yes, ALL tanks get weekly cleanings - some (the smaller ones) get more than once a week.

Thank you - he IS a handsome boy!!! :)

What is the difference between Giants & Kings?
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seems like the number should be higher, lol

I think kings is technically just a made up name by petco, lol. think they're generally not as big as true giants though, maybe half giants

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seems like the number should be higher, lol

I think kings is technically just a made up name by petco, lol. think they're generally not as big as true giants though, maybe half giants
Yes, it does. I have lost some, then replaced them. I am ALWAYS telling myself that I WON'T replace one that passes, but...... Who am I kidding???

Thanks for the info on the Giants/Kings.
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yeah, you've got that empty tank just sitting there and they look up at you with those big eyes and start to wiggle. or I guess in the case of AB they just do a good job of being photogenic, lol

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Congrats. He's gorgeous. I was hoping to convince my parents to maybe pitch in and buy me one of her giants for my birthday coming up but now that she's raised the prices on all of them its not gonna happen :(

I'll just keep hoping that one day I'll get the big boy I've been dreaming about since I found out about Giants.


Oh and by the way I don't know if you know this or not but Giants are finicky things. They're prone to internal issues so it's highly adviseable to only feed him frozen foods. I'll try to find you the info but basically they're susceptable to these things.. cysts I guess.. but that wasn't the word... in their stomachs and dry food is rough and irritates them. They're also prone to bloat from what I've heard.

So to sum that jumbled paragraph up.. frozen or live foods should be the main diet and it's better to feed them in small meals over the course of the day. When I had my king (who at the time I thought was part giant) I would feed him in the morning, when I came home for lunch (if I was able to), and again in the evening, where as my other fish just get one big meal a day.

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If you contact Jennifer & ask, she will split a pair for you. $40.00 for males & $30.00 for females - plus shipping, of course.

I have looked on-line about Giant Betta care & didn't see anything like what you stated. Hmmm.......

I have e-mailed Jennifer to ask and I am anxious to hear what she has to say.

Thanks for the info, though! :)
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Congratulations! He's adorable. =] I hope that you can get your own giant betta one day, 1fish2fish. =]
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