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Old 02-20-2010, 06:14 AM   #1 
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Question King Betta?

Is there different standards of keeping for a King betta? They are bigger, so do they require bigger tanks? Do they sell them older than regular bettas at petco (most of their bettas aren't full grown)? Is there a Queen betta or something that they breed them to to get them?

There is this light pinkish one with orange fins that I really want. But of course they are $13 here. I do have a 2g or 3g I could keep him in...but...I don't really have space for the tank. Nor do I have the money to buy him. Why are they so expensive?
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Old 02-20-2010, 08:17 AM   #2 
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From what I know, they are half Giant plakats and half normal plakats. I wouldn't put one in a 2-3 gallon tank. They grow very large. (4 inches?) So, if your going to get one, I recommend a 5g+ tank. 10 gallons would be even better.

Personally, I think petco is kinda over priced.... but they are expensive because they have giant blood in them. :)
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Old 02-20-2010, 12:22 PM   #3 
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I have mine in a 6 gallon and he's huge. He's already just a hair under three inches and that's just his body. I'll probably upgrade him to a 10 before the year is through. He's still young and growing every day. Don't get one if you can't house him in bigger then a 2 or 3. Be patient and wait til you can fit one in.

They're really very shy. Mine is anyway. He's a big fraidy cat.
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Old 02-20-2010, 12:33 PM   #4 
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I have mine in a 6 gallon and he's huge. He's already just a hair under three inches and that's just his body. I'll probably upgrade him to a 10 before the year is through.
Does this mean you'll have an empty 6g...? Hehe

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Old 02-20-2010, 02:40 PM   #5 
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*evil grin* Why yes, yes it does!
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Old 02-20-2010, 02:45 PM   #6 
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Old 02-20-2010, 03:37 PM   #7 
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Haha oh boy...we are ALL hopeless. I've wanted to get a king betta also, but I heard that they grow like crazy and I didn't have room for a 10G.
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Old 02-21-2010, 07:19 AM   #8 
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....if only I could find my 5g. And get a job so I could buy him....Of course I kinda need to have room for a 5g first. lol.
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