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Old 11-19-2011, 11:29 AM   #1 
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Giants?

What is a giant betta?
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Old 11-19-2011, 12:45 PM   #2 
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Giant bettas are roughly double the size of an average betta. My friend has one. I thought he was a mutant til i found out about giant bettas! I kept saying "that CANT be a betta!!!"
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Old 11-19-2011, 06:54 PM   #3 
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Just a larger size- there are a variety of tail types as well with them.
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:05 AM   #4 
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Obviously they need much larger tanks, think 10 gallons or more. They also tend to have shorter lifespans, though by how much I don't know.
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Old 11-20-2011, 01:38 PM   #5 
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I own a giant half moon plakat. Petco sells them as "King" betta's. Some will say these are only 1/2 giants, I personally think "King" bettas are giant just not the largest of the giant strain bettas but I could be wrong (it's a long discussion on the giant gene/genes and how the "full giant" bettas are measured). They have a different personality than most bettas I've owned, constantly move and they are STRONG. They also eat about 12X the amount of a regular betta and mine never looks full. Oddly he has also never flared but that will hopefully change soon when he moves into his new home
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