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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-01-2010, 07:41 AM Thread Starter
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What should I do?

At my walmart there is a female who has been there for over 3 weeks. Mostly cause she isn't that pretty. But I kinda like her problem is if I can convince my mom to let me get her, she would go in a divided 2.5g till Ryo moved. Then she would go in a 1g bowl. The bowl is heated, and she is small, but I kinda figure if I don't take her, no one probally will. So what do you guys think? I can easily care for one more, although I am going to be gone a bit in June and July. But someone will be able to care for them while I am away.
Also I have read bettas can go about 5 days without food. So does that mean their water wouldn't need to be changed either? Even if its in a 1g bowl? My grandpa will probally be watching the pets, and I don't want him to have to care for the fish to much. Just feed them once or twice if I will be gone for more then 5 days.
And this is kinda far into the future but we will be gone for 7 days in like sept. And Im not sure what to do about my fish then. What would you suggest?
Sorry for such a long post. Just kinda wanted to know your suggestions for that while i am away.

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-01-2010, 03:01 PM
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they have food tablets for beta's to feed while your gone i have had a dissolveable food tablet thing for my other fish

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They can be left for 7 days but if you can get someone to feed them once or twice during that period then that will work, too.
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they have food tablets for beta's to feed while your gone i have had a dissolveable food tablet thing for my other fish
use my idea

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I wouldn't do the food tablets, I've heard bad things about them. They can survive the 7 days without food, but like DQ said, if you could get someone to feed them at least once or twice, that'd be better.


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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-03-2010, 02:53 PM
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theres nothing bad about them

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Those dissolving food things can pollute the water really badly! I would never use them! They'll be fine up to a week or so without being fed!
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Betta Novice: In a one gallon tank, the feeding tablets would pollute the water very badly, and there is a chance the betta won't even eat it.

123andpoof: You can leave your betta without food for a week. Once, a teacher at my school accidently left her school-betta for 2 weeks without food during a school break. The betta was fine, just very hungry after the break. Your betta will be perfectly fine.
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Betta Novice: In a one gallon tank, the feeding tablets would pollute the water very badly, and there is a chance the betta won't even eat it.

123andpoof: You can leave your betta without food for a week. Once, a teacher at my school accidently left her school-betta for 2 weeks without food during a school break. The betta was fine, just very hungry after the break. Your betta will be perfectly fine.
Thats so horrible how could the teacher do such a thing!
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Don't use the feeder blocks. It's not a good idea and clouds up the water real fast. Plus I don't even know if the bettas would eat them.

Bettas CAN and DO survive for 2 weeks without food, so they will be fine. :)

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