King Betta in 5 gallon??

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I recently had to move my King Betta into a 5 gallon tank due to some tank mate issues. He is now living alone and is doing well. However, I have heard from some sources that King Bettas absolutely need a 10 gallon minimum tank and other sources say a 5 gallon is just fine. Is this 5 gallon tank okay for him or do I need to upgrade?? I attached a picture of Krypton in his tank. Thanks!!
 

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Hmmmm I could be wrong, but I am almost positive that King Bettas only grow to 2-2.5 inches at most. Mine is full grown now and he is just about 2 inches. I believe the other user was referring to the Giant Betta, which does in fact grow over 4 inches. Do I still need a bigger tank?? Thanks so much for the reply btw!!!
 

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Hmmmm I could be wrong, but I am almost positive that King Bettas only grow to 2-2.5 inches at most. Mine is full grown now and he is just about 2 inches. I believe the other user was referring to the Giant Betta, which does in fact grow over 4 inches. Do I still need a bigger tank?? Thanks so much for the reply btw!!!
What is the scientific name of the fish you have?
 

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Hmmmm I could be wrong, but I am almost positive that King Bettas only grow to 2-2.5 inches at most. Mine is full grown now and he is just about 2 inches. I believe the other user was referring to the Giant Betta, which does in fact grow over 4 inches. Do I still need a bigger tank?? Thanks so much for the reply btw!!!
2 inches is standard for regular betta splendens
 
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Then a 5 gallon will be fine. I'm not sure why it's not classified as a regular betta splendens then haha
Okay perfect, thank you. And I’m not sure really, I just got him from a local pet store and he was listed as a King Betta, and he looked twice as big as the other bettas such as the half moons and veil tails??? Anyway, thanks so much for the help!
 

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Ah then yes I'm mixing him with a giant, but reading into what a king is, they still grow a bit larger than standard bettas, i would still opt for the 10 gallon.
 
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Ah then yes I'm mixing him with a giant, but reading into what a king is, they still grow a bit larger than standard bettas, i would still opt for the 10 gallon.
Okay I will get him a 10 gallon tank my next trip to the pet store, thanks again!!!
 

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I recently had to move my King Betta into a 5 gallon tank due to some tank mate issues. He is now living alone and is doing well. However, I have heard from some sources that King Bettas absolutely need a 10 gallon minimum tank and other sources say a 5 gallon is just fine. Is this 5 gallon tank okay for him or do I need to upgrade?? I attached a picture of Krypton in his tank. Thanks!!
My super delta betta is in a 5 gallon with a top filter system and he's fine with it and maturing nicely, yours looks fine to me.
 

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