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Old 30-07-2008, 10:01 AM   #1
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Talking Giants - All the questions and hopefully all the answers

There's been quite some discussion on giants recently, that I think it might be worth exploring all the issues related to it. I would try to centralise all the questions in this thread, and hope someone kind enough would help with some answers. Please note that this is started in the interest of all so all helpful information is appreciated.

1. What is a giant betta? Or what qualifies as a giant betta? If there's a size vs age guidance, so much better.

2. Any distinguishing features that separate a giant from a normal betta (beside size)? Please be clear in your description.

3. When breeding giants, what do you expect? E.g. faster growth compared to normal sized betta? How to tell any piece is a giant, since we all know that only some of the fry turn out to be giants. Again, we need to be specific, as most of the fry would turn out larger than normal betta.

Let's use plakats as a starting point, before we get confused talking about HMs, veiltails, etc.

Any more questions that you want to ask to help you learn and appreciate giant betta? Otherwise, let's start with these questions first, and contribute all that you have seen, heard or know here.
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Old 30-07-2008, 10:08 AM   #2
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Let me start with what I know or seen/heard. Those other descriptions which I can't appreciate, I will leave them to the experts.

On giant spawns
1. The fry grow a lot faster than normal betta spawns. Never experienced it myself since I have never bred giants before. For those who have bred, can you share with us whether this is true, and whether you have done anything differently for a normal sized betta spawn? Kept the spawn in larger tanks for example?

2. I have seen "giants" which I was told are 3 months old, but they look comparable in size to, or even sometimes bigger than, those which are 5-6 months old normal-sized betta. Again, I have no way of verifying this fact.
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Old 30-07-2008, 10:14 AM   #3
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Where's Livingwall when I need him?
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Old 30-07-2008, 10:44 AM   #4
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Where's Livingwall when I need him?
he went hiding behind the Livingwall
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Old 30-07-2008, 11:07 AM   #5
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he went hiding behind the Livingwall
lol. That was a good one.

Anyway, I can't contribute to this topic since I have never kept a giant. But I would love the answers to the questions bro charlie wrote..
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I think one other common question on Giant is : what is giant ?
some says it ought to be at least 3.5"in head to toe/tail to be called one.
so, in the same way that a HM spawn would not throw all HMs, within a Gian spawn, it is only some will be eventually 'groomed' into full size Giant.
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Old 14-09-2008, 11:05 AM   #7
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erm.. very confusing too...
went to fish shops... saw so many bettas dunno why some so big one...
then it stated Giant...
but could it be the betta is just being an old betta?
how to determine the age..
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Old 17-09-2008, 09:17 PM   #8
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erm.. very confusing too...
went to fish shops... saw so many bettas dunno why some so big one...
then it stated Giant...
but could it be the betta is just being an old betta?
how to determine the age..
@.@
bro dum mind me asking if got such thing as a black copper giant ?

p.s sorries if i ask a no0b question as i am new wit bettas=)
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Old 17-09-2008, 09:44 PM   #9
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bro dum mind me asking if got such thing as a black copper giant ?

p.s sorries if i ask a no0b question as i am new wit bettas=)
i have not seen one yet.. lol...
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Old 18-09-2008, 09:29 PM   #10
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i have not seen one yet.. lol...
oh thx for de reply =)
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