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  1. tpocicat
    02-21-2012 02:09 PM - permalink
    I have a goffin cocatoo and an african grey also.
  2. tpocicat
    02-21-2012 12:26 PM - permalink
    I look foreward to meeting you. I hope you don't have a problem with dogs and cats, if so, I can move them to the garage.
  3. hotrod57ts
    02-19-2012 10:35 PM - permalink
    ya i wount to go to jest giants
  4. indjo
    02-05-2012 06:58 AM - permalink
    In my country cheap-expensive giants depends on who and where they were bred. Well known breeders and show player will sell them for a higher price compared to average breeder. And their giants aren't even TRUE GIANTS or the SUPER GROWERS. Problem is that ..... I'm not active in my local betta community so I don't know who's who. All I know is expensive and cheap giants. LOL

    Fortunately for me giants are now being over bred so they're getting cheaper and cheaper. The problem is that I don't want to just get a fighter style giant. I want that SQ giant so I don't have to strain myself improving them. LOL ... I no longer have the energy.
  5. indjo
    02-04-2012 09:36 PM - permalink
    To improve finnage, breeders mix breed giants (originally fighter style)to SQ regulars. It takes time to get them giant size again. And when they do get giant size, then they cross them tp SQ regulars again..... and so on until they get SQ giants. So there are many "giant" that only reach 6cm (2"+) in my country.

    But I've heard that TRUE GIANTS .... I mean the actual giants, can grow 2.5" in 2-3 months. (I missed the auction a few months ago). So I think the true giants will grow due to genes no matter what. And the half giant(?) or the "fake" giants won't.
  6. indjo
    02-04-2012 01:48 AM - permalink
    Mine never went over 5cm.... half giants? IDK - getting rid of them, that's for sure.

    I doubt my current fry will grow big. The female was only 4cm. Oh well, at least I like the color - solid royal blue masked.
  7. indjo
    02-04-2012 12:20 AM - permalink
    That's why I wasn't interested in Giants .... my group wasted a lot of money buying from Thailand.... but none grew that big. So I thought it couldn't breed true.
    No I haven't seen giants that size either. Only hear stories. But I've seen 8cm/3"+ BO

    Were they your fry? If so, you have true giants...... congrats. Keep them in 5g filtered tanks and they should keep growing. Be careful though because it's said that they are more sensitive to diseases when they get older/bigger.
  8. indjo
    02-02-2012 10:30 PM - permalink
    Giant descendants will grow quickly until they're 4cm (almost 2") BO. Then some of them .... if not all..... will suddenly stop growing. Some will grow at a much slower rate and reach 5cm. The true giants should have reached 5.5cm by 4 months. So if by 4 months your fry doesn't reach that size, it will unlikely grow to 4".

    So far, even 6cm/+2" BO giant spawn doesn't produce true giants..... making me understand more and more of the difficulty in breeding them.
  9. indjo
    02-02-2012 02:03 AM - permalink
    Your spring and summer is my hot season..... breeding time. LOL
    But 2 months seems like 2 centuries....
    Still concentrating on my fry .... I haven't had fry grow to be true giants.
  10. indjo
    01-31-2012 10:31 PM - permalink
    that's good to hear.
    yeah, I keep telling myself to wait for the hot season. But it seems too long.....

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