I went to Petco today to get my light hood fixed on my tank. The tank is 6.6 gallons and is a Petco brand "bookshelf" tank, so it's longer rather than tall, which gives a long area to swim.
I walked around while they looked at the light and came across a King Halfmoon. I know that a King is not a Giant and is just a larger betta, but he really is a huge fish! He dwarfed the other bettas and is very active.
Wasn't planning on purchasing him since my current tank was set up for a new addition I hope to win on Aquabid (http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...shm&1331493335
), however, I couldn't put him down.
He's a gorgeous iridescent white with dark blue/green mottling and a random blood red spot on his dorsal (which I hope is just coloration). After being acclimated, he took the the tank quite well.
His tank, like I said, is 6.6 gallons, though probably closer to 6 since it has the rocks and decorations. Before he joined in, there were 5 ghost shrimp keeping things tidy. The tank is being heated and stays at a nice 78 degrees Fahrenheit. I have an aerator, 4 plants, a hammock, and a kick butt shark jaw (fake) in there as well. The filter is well baffled, thanks to the sticky I read!
Interestingly, Petco now sells baby bettas. I have an old 1 gallon that I decided to set back up. There is now a little baby, all to his or herself. It is also heated. I am very interested in seeing what it turns out to be!
Here is a video of him. I have named him King Ghidorah, of Godzilla fame.
Please let me know what else I need to do to keep him happy and healthy!!