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Old 05-29-2012, 08:40 PM   #11 
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yea we all think our fish is the best looking in the world don't we? Ha, my pick is Red and he is probably the most common looking betta out there. The dark purple/blue body with the red fins.
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:17 PM   #12 
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I think Kinzoku is just a regular splenden King they can rarely grow up as 3.5-4 inches with proper care, I have a wild color splenden kings I bought at Petco a year ago and now he's over 3.5 inches
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:10 PM   #13 
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Junglist you have confused me. Yes he is a King, but his tail type would be considered plakat correct? I would think he would grow more as he seems young he is around 2 inches now.
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:25 AM   #14 
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Sorry if I confused you I thought he was a real giant plakat. Kinzoku is a nice big King and looks healthy too and yes Kings do meet the standards of Plakats but some betta hobbyists believe that the king betta is not a full-blooded betta, splendens, but a hybrid between betta splendens and the less popular betta raja
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:30 AM   #15 
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You know I did some research once on King betta's and I came across this website. This guy claimed to be the grandson or son of the man who discovered King's. He claimed he did it over the course of a few years. He apparently had a spawn then picked out the biggest male and female then bred them. Picked out the biggest pair again and bred them adding in one here and there to prevent to much inbreeding. It's an interesting idea, I wonder if it is true. He claimed that it was all splenden and had nothing to do with raja.
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:32 AM   #16 
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Ah okay. Yeah oops I should have put king. Wasn't thinking.
I do see why they think that and how it could be possible, but then Shirleys research is possible to.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:17 PM   #17 
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It's interesting. I may research that some more and see if I can catch some valid sites. Hard to do on the Internet though.
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:13 AM   #18 
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You should. I would be interested in what you find. I was actually very suprised to see the resemblence between the king and the betta raja. I understand both are betta's but other betta's I see I just wonder how the heck they are related lol but these guys look very similar.
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:29 AM   #19 
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I know the feeling, when my daughter first brought home our "sammy" I was like ehh..he's ok, we decided on the name, she did..(I love it now) and as time went on..I love him more and more every day..he's beautiful..and I am so glad she chose this particular fishy..:)
They certainly grow on us..wow..He is MY new baby..was spose to be hers, but I have become very attached:)
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I know I love all my fish equally. I am not as fond of two of them, but thats because they are my sisters fish. I pay for them and care for them but they are hers and I have little attachment to them. But all the ones in my room I dote on and spoil lots lol
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