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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-17-2011, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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Are giant bettas and king bettas the same?

Hiya! My boy Douglas who I got at Petco is a king male.. But I've been looking around and I'm also hearing about giant bettas. Are they the same thing? Thanks!(:

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-23-2011, 08:27 PM
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I'm not sure. Hopefully, someone will come by and answer your question.
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Giant bettas are 4 inches long (body) or a bit longer.

"King" bettas, are just half giants. So about 2-3 inches long. The term 'King betta' was created by petco, as a short way of saying 'half giant', and to make them seem more special to sell more.



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Also, 'King' can also refer to a certain type of crowntails, so Petco was dumb picking the name King for Half Giants.



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Thank you very much Krys!
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On occasion I have found "king" female bettas at walmart.

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