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Old 08-24-2011, 05:20 PM   #1 
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Question Question about a king male's tank

Hello everyone, I have a question, I am going to get a King Betta fish at the pet store, what size tank should I get him because I want him to have enough room, and to kings have different needs than regular sized Betta fish? I am just wondering because I have never had a king Betta before. Thank you all!
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:01 PM   #2 
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They get up to 3 inches big so 3 gal and up. I have my king in a 2.5 right now.. He seems pretty happy in it.
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OK, that helps a lot! Thank you!
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:38 PM   #4 
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Some people recommend a 5+ gallon, so they have ample room to swim and spaz.
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:41 PM   #5 
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King Bettas get MUCH bigger than 3 inches. 3 inches is a NORMAL Betta. A King can get up to 5-6. I wouldn't go any smaller than a 5 gallon for a King Betta.
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:43 PM   #6 
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Mine's big in a 10 gallon. Get the biggest you can afford and can fit wherever you need it too. Especially if he's got a shorter tail. They're MUCH faster and they're jumpers. Mine can jump 3+ inches. Happy hunting! :D
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Mine's big in a 10 gallon. Get the biggest you can afford and can fit wherever you need it too. Especially if he's got a shorter tail. They're MUCH faster and they're jumpers. Mine can jump 3+ inches. Happy hunting! :D

He's not even trying! I had a girl who could clear seven!

I think a 5 gallon would be too small unless its a squarish shape or like the hex-5 tanks. Sherbert was just under four inches with tail and didn't like the short back-front on his glass 5g. It will vary with the personality of your boy, yes.

Speaking on jumpers I HAVE had one that would on occasion hop up into the light-shield to get at a fly or gnat in it (standard curved plastic). He'd not do it again for a week but I made sure the light was never on when I wasn't at the desk.
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