Originally Posted by wah543
Oh that cleared things up thanks, not sure if I should get one or not
I think that's totally personal preference.
My king boy, Uther, was my 3rd betta, and although the idea of a king appealed to me I could only find the wild color types locally and they aren't my favorite. Well, I was looking at the fish at Petco and found this one plain ol' wild colored king. I took a pic to prove how big they were, but then I couldn't stop thinking about him. I went back several times over the next two weeks and he was getting more sickly looking all the time.
I finally decided that if he was still there the next time I went back I would get him. He was and I did.
As with any of the betta fish, it's all about personal preference. They eat the same foods and have the same basic requirements of any betta splendens, but they need a bit more room due to their larger size.
If any betta catches your eye or heart, and you can afford both the fish and the proper home for it, then I don't have a compelling reason you shouldn't get him. Heck, if I did I wouldn't have 4 in my house and want at least one more!