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Old 08-10-2011, 07:36 PM   #11 
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Congrats. He's gorgeous. I was hoping to convince my parents to maybe pitch in and buy me one of her giants for my birthday coming up but now that she's raised the prices on all of them its not gonna happen :(

I'll just keep hoping that one day I'll get the big boy I've been dreaming about since I found out about Giants.


Oh and by the way I don't know if you know this or not but Giants are finicky things. They're prone to internal issues so it's highly adviseable to only feed him frozen foods. I'll try to find you the info but basically they're susceptable to these things.. cysts I guess.. but that wasn't the word... in their stomachs and dry food is rough and irritates them. They're also prone to bloat from what I've heard.

So to sum that jumbled paragraph up.. frozen or live foods should be the main diet and it's better to feed them in small meals over the course of the day. When I had my king (who at the time I thought was part giant) I would feed him in the morning, when I came home for lunch (if I was able to), and again in the evening, where as my other fish just get one big meal a day.
I've heard the same info from Indjo. They sent me an email with the info and I don't think they would mind me passing it along or you could ask them directly.
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:39 PM   #12 
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Still too much for me :( especially for a fish I couldn't breed. I just want one to have as a pet. Keeping my fingers crossed someone in my family acknowledges my birthday besides those who've already given their presents.

I found where I read it but since it's another forum I can't post the link. I could give it to you via PM if you'd like.
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:57 PM   #13 
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FINALLY heard back from Jennifer regarding food for this guy. Took her a little time since one of her little people is sick. :(

This is what she said:

I have not heard about pellets hurting their stomach so I am no help with that.
I did breed and raise Giants at one time. They were the most gentle of the bettas I have bred.
The only thing I can recall is they get constipated easily. I would fast them for a day out of the week or if I saw they were not going poo. You can tell when they poo, it’s huge!
If they get constipated then I would do daphnia, but I kept a live culture going at all times when I was raising bettas. These guys have been eating pellets fine, they just eat much more!
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:41 PM   #14 
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Wow, a giant betta! He's really cute :) Congrats!
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:28 AM   #15 
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Wow, a giant betta! He's really cute :) Congrats!
Thanks - can't WAIT to get him tomorrow or Friday!
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:35 AM   #16 
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:38 AM   #17 
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my bro got a new betta yesterday
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:21 PM   #18 
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Giants are like the Newfoundlands of the betta world-huge!
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:32 PM   #19 
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Giants are like the Newfoundlands of the betta world-huge!
Gosh - now I REALLY can't wait to get him!!!!

He is going in a 5 gal. cycled, planted tank. I am SO excited!!!
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:46 PM   #20 
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Got Atlas this morning & he is BEAUTIFUL and, OMG, HUGE!!!! I didn't realize he would be THIS big - I absolutely ADORE him!!! :)

Looks to be extremely healthy - took acclimation like a champ then proceeded to calmly explore his tank. He even ate for me this aft & kept looking for more - LOL!!!!
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