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Old 12-30-2010, 03:27 PM   #1 
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What makes a "King" or "Giant" betta?

What is the difference between a "King" or "Giant" betta vs. regular bettas?
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Old 12-30-2010, 03:31 PM   #2 
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exactly what it sounds like. I saw a "King" Betta the other day at petco, it was HUGE! long like veiltails, short fins, and the one i saw was a dark red with a "mean mug" face. looks really cool
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Old 12-30-2010, 03:33 PM   #3 
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Basicly they're huge. Yesterday I saw a HUGE giant betta who couldn't move in his bag because there was only enough water to keep him wet....but a normal sized betta would've been swimming around with that much water.
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Old 12-30-2010, 03:35 PM   #4 
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Is it a betta type? Or just a really big betta?
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:09 PM   #5 
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i believe its a type. and it is maybe 1-2in bigger than average?
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:15 PM   #6 
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Basicly just a big betta. King bettas are believed to be a hybrid of Betta raja and betta splendens....which is dumb because they have different breeding behavior (splendens is a bubblenester and raja a mouth brooder). This year I will be doing some spawns involving Kings to figure out exactly what makes them bigger.
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:20 PM   #7 
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Thank you for the answers so far. What is the average size of a normal betta? And what is the average size of a Giant?
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Old 12-31-2010, 12:33 PM   #8 
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i've always been told that a "King" is just petco's name for "really big betta", cause a real king betta is this:


i've also heard, they're not giants, cause if you cross them with giants, you don't get giant babies, just regular babies. if you breed "King" with "King", you get regular babies, too, and if you breed baby to baby, you STILL get regular babies.
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Old 12-31-2010, 01:43 PM   #9 
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I saw some at my petco and they were quite large, yes. But they were also bery... uh.. .stocky? They looked like PKs, except fat? They had really kind of bulgy heads and big bodies. They looked like little mean sausages. xD
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Old 12-31-2010, 05:59 PM   #10 
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from what i notice king bettas are like female VEILtails... without the white spot. they are pretty huge.. (THICK). they look kinda gross.... no offence...

-btw this is a good thread... how to breed "KINGS"?
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