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Old 12-10-2010, 03:21 PM   #1 
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king betta housing

I got a king betta last weekend & was wondering your guys opinion on what size tank to use since they are bigger. I dont really know how big they get. I have an empty 14 gallon tank I was thinking of putting him in.
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Old 12-10-2010, 03:32 PM   #2 
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I think that sounds good. If I had a king I would have him in alteast a 10 gallon. I have seen it said on here 5 gallon min for kings, but I have my HM in a 5 gallon, and he just seems so happy in there. I think kings need more room to get going than a 5 gallon offers.
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Old 12-10-2010, 03:53 PM   #3 
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I think your 14 gallon would be great! I have my normal betta in a 14 gallon, and he loves it :D
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Old 12-10-2010, 04:03 PM   #4 
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Oh, goodness! Could someone post a pic of a king betta? I have never heard of one! 10g minimum? Wow, how big do they get?
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Old 12-10-2010, 04:09 PM   #5 
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they are very big. their body is larger (length and width) then the most adult mens' thumbs
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Old 12-10-2010, 04:12 PM   #6 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxdFHRVS86s

you cant really tell he is big here. =/
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Old 12-10-2010, 04:18 PM   #7 
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OMGoodness!!! That thing is a monster! It looked like 6 inches long! Was that a male or a female in the vid?
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I thought it was a male, but I am not good at sexing bettas. lol! it isn't my betta, I just searched on youtube.
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Old 12-10-2010, 04:22 PM   #9 
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I would say mine is 2 & 1/2 inches right now or close. I asked the guy how big they get he said he wouldnt get any bigger. Everything ive read says at least 3 inches. Shows once again they have no clue. once I get my tank set up ill post a pic.
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Old 12-10-2010, 04:25 PM   #10 
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I thought it was a male, but I am not good at sexing bettas. lol! it isn't my betta, I just searched on youtube.
I know.

I just didn't know if there were any "really obvious" ways to tell the genders of the King betta. Really, they should all be boys...KING bettas (lol jk). It had pretty flamed gills, if I had to guess (which doesn't mean anything) I would guess it was a male, but I have never had any expirence with females (I want to get a FM HM soon).
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