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  1. #1

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    As many of you know, I got a bunch of betta fry in December. Most of them I shipped out to good homes, but I kept six. Four females, two males. All are very healthy and happy as far as I can tell. I have a mix of what appears to be giants, half giants, and regular size. Their parents were both American giants (3 inches or so).

    But, if anyone is ever searching for care on king or giant bettas, it should be noted that these guys need SIGNIFICANTLY more food than their regular counterparts. Like, twice that. This seems to go for both the big guys, the medium ones, and the regular sized offspring of giant parents. I feed full meals, about 6 or 8 pellets, twice a day, sometimes more. And nobody's fat. They love to eat! Also, these guys are plakats, which means they are more active since they aren't held back by large finnage. That may figure in too. But I am just amazed that my fish are full grown now and they still need so much food.

    So, feed your giants! Feed your half giants! If you got a baby from me, feed him or her!
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    great info. thanks for posting I'd love to see photos of your giants
    30 g FW planted:corys, female ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, rummies,
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    I also would love to see those pictures.

    20 gal tall - Helios - HM Betta Male (obtained around 03/2016), 1 zebra nerite, 8-10 cherry shrimp, 1-2 amano shrimp, Java Moss and crypto planted tank w/ Driftwood and Spider Wood

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    Pictures!

    Still annoyed I couldn't have one, and I don't think you ever got back to Icy about one despite all my poking at you.

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    I'd love a giant betta, but they're still unheard of in Ire. One day I want a giant betta and a bunch of cories in my 20g

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