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Old 11-01-2012, 07:23 PM   #11 
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judging from the avatar, it isa female, and size makes it at least big! i cannot wait for pics!
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:19 PM   #12 
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Couldn't get a picture side by side because Aquarius was swimming around too much but will cup them both tomorrow when I clean out Hollows tank and set them side by side to see. He is thicker than Aquarius and his body is longer. His body without his tail is as long as Aquarius including his tail. Aquarius is about 2 inch whole and Hollow is 2 inches just the body, his tail drags so I can't measure his tail in that easily (veiltail with finrot)

Here is what Hollow looks like though, sorry crappy camera phone


Also this was the day I brought him home which was yesterday.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:37 AM   #13 
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yeah, that's a king alright! i couldn't see the pics but i am on a secure network so... but your description says it all!
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:00 AM   #14 
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I can't tell with those pictures, as it all depends on camera angle, distance, etc..
Not saying he isn't, but it's hard to say with the pictures.
You will find them once in a while at Petco/Petsmart, but they tend to be labeled as Giants.
You will see a significant size difference between fish who are even just a few months age difference.
i.e - (for normal sized bettas) a 5 month old will be half the size of a 9 month old.. a part of it depends on the care they receive as fry/juveniles on how fast they grow, etc. And in the fish world, hours in hatch times makes a huge difference- from one spawn, an fry hatches at 1pm, and another at 6pm, the size difference in those fry as they grow will be very noticeable.

The 2 inches whole one just sounds like a young guy, the 2 inches body sounds like an average adult..

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Old 11-05-2012, 09:16 AM   #15 
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I think 10 gallons is for the king Betta.
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:01 PM   #16 
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He doesn't look like a king to me. A big betta, no doubt, but not king sized. And his fins are pretty beat up, but they look like they will grow long with some TLC.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:16 AM   #17 
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The kings I have seen have short fins like a plakat. Your guy is probably just an older standard betta. He looks terrible, I hope you can turn him around. He is a pretty boy.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:10 PM   #18 
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I'm going to petco today so I'll compair their kings to his size. I have noticed sometimes the kings they sell are rather small for kings too :/
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