Originally Posted by Jayy
Those giants are STUNNING, but I will most likely have the money to buy one. I mean $70 is WAYYYY to much for FISH. So if I want giant I will have to go to Petco is fine with me and all the other people who can't afford that.
here's a catch, Petco giants are already traumatized from the rough handling and constant attempt to breed them. they haven't perfected a true breeding giant that's a 100% given. the giants you see n those websites are HMPK giants and Petco ones are just the original Plakat giants, so you decide on the kind on the Giant you want and which is also very young and breedable.
the one i picked is a gorgeous giant with HMPK and giants genetics, he won't breed true but for that i have a solution, i found out there are few breeders that breeds Thai pure Plakat fighter strain giants, who are basically still being worked on genetically to develop a strain that breeds true giant Plakat fighters and my intel guy tells me they succeeded n producing more than 50% spawns as true giants who rows close to 4 inches in the first year.
i considered buying a giant from Petco at the begining and breed them to produce lively younger giants but boy was i surprised, first the fat guy can't embrace the biggest sized available female i found and it was a giant female from same spawn, he still had hard time embracing her since he was overly fed fat giant but anyways there was about 20 eggs that survived and hatched and all of them after 5 months grew to almost 2 inches, not even. uhm i am sorry but that's not giant size when their parents were 3.2+ inches and over and was around 11 months old. i wasted more money in setting up a tank and buying plants that said to help Betta's spawn.
you can settle for the low cost giants that you can get around 30+ and i still check around all New York Petco's that ships in the so called King bettas which are supposed giants. they come from Plakat giants thats a fact but not sure cause the suppliers doesn't know anything and sometime when asked others, they says some of them are selectively bred with big size Veiltail females. ill youtube my giants when i do spawn them, can't wait till they arrive in New York :).