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Old 11-02-2010, 01:44 PM   #1 
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Breeding Kings?

Some friends of mine are planning on breeding their male betta Freddie this summer, and I may be helping. Their fish is a King betta, and I was wondering if anyone here has bred kings before.

I'm curious if we would need an extra-large female to breed him with? Is it easier/harder to get them to breed? What kind of spawn are produced?

I havn't heard many accounts of anyone breeding them. Does anyone have any stories to share? :P
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Old 11-02-2010, 02:14 PM   #2 
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Breeding kings is the same as breeding regular bettas. Some are super aggressive while others are super docile. Treat them as you normally treat your bettas.
IMO it would be better to get an appropriate sized female, but a rather smaller female should work as well, as long as she is fat. Just know your king, aggressive or docile as not to injure the female too much.

You will probably end up with regular bettas. I'm currently breeding a king to a regular and have produced regular (I think) offspring. I'm not trying to produce big bettas, just want a more massive body shape.

Kings/giants will out grow their siblings (look at the growth chart at bettysplenden). But you will have to feed excessively. So I suggest that you separate it and feed a lot every few hours. If all fry grow at a normal rate, they will be regular sized. So unless you want to power grow them, it's safe to feed as normal.

Hope this helps. Good luck.
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Old 11-02-2010, 05:37 PM   #3 
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I agree. You may get some bigger fry but none of them will be "giant". If you don't breed him to a big female you probably won't get any big fry.
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Old 11-03-2010, 03:25 PM   #4 
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i have been trying to breed my king for a couple months now with no luck.
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:08 PM   #5 
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Kings are difficult. Good nest builders but too aggressive for most females.
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