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Old 11-22-2010, 01:54 PM   #1 
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Interesting Article on "King bettas" and Petco

I was googling King Bettas since I have been reading some really different stuff about them from various sites, one saying one thing and another, another thing and came across this article about them, and Petco distributers of Kings. Maybe some of you are already familiar with this info., but for novices to this type of betta, or people just in general unfamiliar with them, I thought this might be of interest to you, to get a better knowledge of Petco's "Kings".

http://www.associatedcontent.com/art...co.html?cat=53
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Old 11-22-2010, 10:09 PM   #2 
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Well mine wasn't aggressive at all. He acted like the 3 cories in his tank didnt even exist. Doubt he was old - his colors were vibrant and he made bubblenests. Unfortunately I lost him to internal parasites which I read is not uncommon in these "kings". He died on the 16th (?) day I had him. ONE day after PetCo's 15 day guarantee. How ironic. He was a beauty though. May get another...
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:16 PM   #3 
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hmm, I might have read wrong, but I saw (what I felt) was incorrect information. It said plakats are generally less agressive than longer finned bettas. That's not true, if anything they could be slightly more agressive (or at least able to express their agression better) with less finage to hold them back and wear them down, plus agression is also a personality...
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:19 PM   #4 
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I am not sure exactly where, but I thought I read somewhere (other than this article) the opposite was true JKfish, but I could be mistaken, since I don't know much about them myself.

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Old 11-23-2010, 12:37 PM   #5 
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Hmm, well I've never owned a plakat, but that's what I heard
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Old 11-23-2010, 01:08 PM   #6 
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I think the thing about plakats is, aggressive or not, they have a better ability to swim because of their short fins. That means if you get an aggressive one it will beat the heck out of your other fish, because it can catch them unlike some long finned bettas that have to lug around their fins!

I know mine sure is aggressive hehe!
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Old 11-23-2010, 02:17 PM   #7 
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ahh that makes sense, they have less drag through water with shorter fins.
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Old 11-23-2010, 02:39 PM   #8 
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Ooh, I would love to get one, but I don't have a petco near me and I'd be really afraid to keep one in less than 5 gallons. I just looked up a size comparison picture of one, and it was almost half as long as an ink pen, a whopping 2 1/2 inch long body!

My betta is only about an 1 1/2 inches, so it's almost double the size!
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Old 11-23-2010, 03:08 PM   #9 
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I want one too, but I think I would want a 10 gallon for him.
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Old 11-23-2010, 03:11 PM   #10 
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yes when i went to petco i was like a king betta??? isn't that just a gaint??
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