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Old 02-09-2013, 04:05 PM   #1 
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King Bettas

Has anyone had a betta king before? What is the difference if there is one?
The only thing I see is bigger size and less fin.
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:13 PM   #2 
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King is pretty controversy. IMO it is just a half giant. Thicker body, often a wider face, and yes, shorter fins (more common). I have never seen "King" bettas, but have bought a giant male, and two females came from a gent on here that match his size.

One thing to note, half giants and giants can be lazier. More prone to fungal infections... So they are a bit less hardy in some opinions and experiences, however I have not seen a problem.
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:18 PM   #3 
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I had always thought that king bettas were smaller than giants. Aren't giant bettas suppose to be even bigger than a king?
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:42 PM   #4 
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Yes, they are smaller (half giants). There was a claim that it was two species intertwined to create the giant, but the problem was that one was a mouth brooder and the other a nester. So in my opinion, it's just a half giant. If given enough space real giants can get a lot bigger than expected (hence don't squish them into a bowl...). Giats can get up to 4-8 inches (everything depends) while most half giants will be 2-2.5 fully grown. Also keep in mind they grow slowly.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:13 PM   #5 
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we have a king betta from petco who's about 2.5 inches nose to peduncle, and a giant who's 5 months old and already nearly four inches long!
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