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Old 05-27-2013, 01:23 AM   #1 
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My new King betta fish!!

Bad cellphone pictures are bad. Anyways! Meet my new King! His name is Roebuck!!



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Old 05-27-2013, 04:20 AM   #2 
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Magnificent creature. As close to a wild-type as I've seen in a giant. Long, slender body; small, pointy dorsal with wild stripes; two-ray branching caudal; long, pointy anal---characteristics of wild Betta.

How big is he? When you say "king," does that mean you got him at Petco? Where did you find him? I want one.
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Magnificent creature. As close to a wild-type as I've seen in a giant. Long, slender body; small, pointy dorsal with wild stripes; two-ray branching caudal; long, pointy anal---characteristics of wild Betta.

How big is he? When you say "king," does that mean you got him at Petco? Where did you find him? I want one.
I got him at my local Petco which gets a GREAT variety of betta fish from someone. The top of his container said "King Male". I'm going to assume he's a wild-type King Plakat (if I'm naming that correctly). The stripes you see on him in the first picture went away so those were stress stripes and they went away not even a minute after taking that picture. So he has no permanent stripes on his body. Though it is really amazing how calm and relaxed he is in my tank. I've only had him for not even a whole day yet and he's eating and building a bubble nest. I honestly didnt expect him to eat AND build a nest so fast. He must be happy! And he is a good 3 inches long. Biggest betta I have ever seen or owned!
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:02 AM   #4 
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Update: Decided to rename him Buckshot instead. Has a better ring to it and I think it suits him very well!!
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He's very handsome! Your avatar pic shows him without the stripes :)
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He's very handsome! Your avatar pic shows him without the stripes :)
Ahh...my avatar is of my girl who passed away. Need to change that.
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Here's pics of Buckshot flaring out his fins! :D




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My god, he's a prince
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:24 PM   #9 
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He is beautiful and colored up oh so nicely!

King's are just half Giant Betta's as Hallyx pointed out. Do mind though, he will eat more than your regular Betta's, they've got a bigger stomach to feed haha

But other than that, there are no other special requirements for Kings/Giants.
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He is beautiful and colored up oh so nicely!

King's are just half Giant Betta's as Hallyx pointed out. Do mind though, he will eat more than your regular Betta's, they've got a bigger stomach to feed haha

But other than that, there are no other special requirements for Kings/Giants.
I figured I would have to feed him more than I would a normal sized betta. I'm amazed that he doesnt like bloodworms AT ALL. He just spat them out and didnt care for them whatsoever. He loves the pellets I have though. I might see if he likes sun dried baby shrimp (as treats only since they are a bit big for a betta's mouth). Other than that he is just a handsome looking guy!! :D
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