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Old 08-11-2009, 10:03 PM   #1 
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King bettas???

I was just wondering if anyone knows anything about the king betta. I saw a bunch at petco and i was thinking about getting one because i never had one and they look real big! Does anyone know how big they get and if they should be cared for differently than the other bettas?
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:45 PM   #2 
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Here's a good article about the giant bettas :)
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:50 PM   #3 
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I own one and am spawning them right now :))

Here's a pic:
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:53 AM   #4 
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I'm learning so much from this site. :)

I really love my betta King - he's still very shy, but he's always peeking at me from behind his cave, or the plants...

It was good to see the info about them needing to eat more, but I wish there was a reference on exactly how much more I should be putting in the bowl for him. (since I'm a newby and tend to overfeed anyways.)

From what I've given thus far, he's eaten it all. I've only had one day of dried worms, the other days were flakes only.

In doing a search a few days ago, I saw http://www.associatedcontent.com/art...co.html?cat=53

And, I'm thinking more and more about whether the personality types on these larger bettas would make them easier to turn into community fish. I have considered whether I should put him in the big tank (30 gal, with huge community of neons, rainbows, and 2 juvenile gouramis) or whether to attempt putting him in my 12 gallon with an adult flame gourami male, and 2 long finned serpae tetras.

The serpae were biting the fins on some of the neons - but seem to be ignoring the fins on the gourami - would the betta be ok there? would he be able to hold his own? Would he feel territorial/aggessive with a male flame?

The male flame gourami, on his own, behave very shy. The two serpae hang together and don't seem particularly evil, although, they don't seem smart either - they're definitely not cool like the rainbows are.

Since, alone, my betta king, is so shy - would the flame and he be able to be good tank mates? Or would they combat?

With the lesser amount of fish, maybe the betta wouldn't be as freaked out by too much activity? The tank is heavily planted on both sides, with a 'air bubble river'/clearing in the middle.

Is it worth trying to match him with a male gourami? Or should I stick with the original plan of putting him with the 2 gourami girls?
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:10 PM   #5 
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I think MrVampire said kings were rather shy.
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:19 PM   #6 
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They're shy around males but around females...differnet story!!!
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Old 08-13-2009, 09:30 PM   #7 
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lol thats funny mrvampire181! I really want to get one!! They look awsome!
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Old 08-13-2009, 09:44 PM   #8 
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I came close to getting one yesterday, but decided against it since all of the ones at my pet store looked like they wouldn't last the night.
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Old 08-14-2009, 10:13 AM   #9 
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Wow! thats awfull. The store I was at, Petco, has really great looking bettas and fish of all kinds i even bought a marine/brackish spotted puffer from them and hes living a long time!! This store has king bettas, veiltails, crowntail, halfmoons, and some other kinds i forget, but i've never seen a pet store with that many different kinds of bettas and they all look amazing!
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Old 08-21-2009, 11:07 PM   #10 
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cool Ive had a king betta once and they are good because they never get sick
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