What Are Giant Bettas? (Quick Read)

What are giant bettas? You probably haven’t heard of a giant betta before.

Well, in this article I’ll explain what a giant betta really is.

What Are Betta fish

Betta fish are a beautiful fish found in Thailand.

They come in so many colors that you’re almost guaranteed to find a color variation you love.

They also have beautiful fins that come in many shapes and sizes.

What Are Giant Bettas

They are exactly what they are called; giant bettas!

Yep, they are just a very large betta fish. In fact, they can get up to 6 inches in length!

They look almost exactly the same as normal betta fish, but they’re just very large.

They come in the same colors, have the same fins and even act the same, Giant bettas aren’t as beginner friendly however, so keep that in mind.


Giant bettas are really just giant bettas. They both look very similar, but giant bettas are much larger.

They can actually get 6 inches long, so they will need a larger tank than a average betta (king betta) would.

Why Most Fish Keepers Recommend Large Volumes of Water for Fish

Most fish keepers often recommend large volumes of water for most fish, it may seem especially large for beginners, as most keep fish in smaller volumes (compared to 10, 20 & 30+ gallons). And to some, it may be quite shocking. Why do they recommend so much? Although it might seem unreasonable, some fish tend to be healthier in larger volumes.  Here are some benefits for having a larger aquarium.

  • Fish have more room
  • Larger aquariums are less likely to get as dirty as fast as smaller aquariums would
  • It’s Easier to find heaters & filters that are big enough to fit the volume of water
  • More area for decorating your aquarium

Goldfish & Bettas are two of the most commonly kept fish in 1 gallon bowls. Most fish keepers recommend 5+ gallons for Bettas & 55+ gallons for Goldfish (Fancy Tail Goldfish being one of the smallest Goldfish 55 gallons of water, while the common Goldfish 100). Although some say 2.5 gallons of water is also an exception for Bettas.

Of course, fish can actually live in small aquariums, just according to most fish keepers, they tend to be healthier in larger volumes. Also try to clean the tank at least once a month & feed them regularly if your looking for healthy fish.