how long will you leave your bettas alone? - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
View Poll Results: how long would you leave your betta fish alone?
Never! 2 8.00%
1-4 days 8 32.00%
5 days, no more 4 16.00%
1 week 8 32.00%
2 weeks 3 12.00%
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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-10-2010, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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how long will you leave your bettas alone?

I just got back from a trip and want to know everyone's feelings on this.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-10-2010, 07:37 PM
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You mean completely alone? Or with someone coming in to feed them?
I've left for 2 weeks and I paid a friend to look after my all my pets including my betas.
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I just got back from a 1 week vacation, where they weren't fed or changed at all and everyone is 100%, even the ones in one gallons ^_^ Cleaning tomorrow, but everyone seems to have enjoyed their vacation xD

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I left mine for 2 weeks and they were fed every other day and no water changes.
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The longest I've left them alone is the 4 days that I go camping every year but they all have my mom or friends careing for them while I'm gone! Even when I'm only gone a few days I still miss them lol!

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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-11-2010, 01:20 AM
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One week. I'd do water changes on all the tanks before leaving.

I have one very underweight betta who I'm feeding high-protein meals to 4x a day, so I would buy an automatic feeder for him. All the others should be fine without food for a week.

I have really lousy friends and nobody else I know seems to care about fish, so I wouldn't ask anyone to feed them or anything. If I did, I bet they would overfeed and cause constipation.

Fasting for a week is good for healthy humans and fish alike. I do week-long fasts myself bi-annually.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-11-2010, 07:32 AM Thread Starter
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You mean completely alone? Or with someone coming in to feed them?
I originally meant completely alone but it can be either.

I do not know anyone who would come in to feed my fish. My neighbors probably wouldn't come into my room to feed one fish, and my friends live too far away,like a 10-15 minute drive. Are there services that do this for you or something?

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I originally meant completely alone but it can be either.

I do not know anyone who would come in to feed my fish. My neighbors probably wouldn't come into my room to feed one fish, and my friends live too far away,like a 10-15 minute drive. Are there services that do this for you or something?
Well there might be pet sitters in your area, but I wouldn't pay that much if I had just a fish because they're fine left alone a few days. I paid a friend to take care of all my animals, but if I just had fish I would have jut gotten a feeding thing or something.
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i have a grandma who would take care of them, or a bunch of neighbors.

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i brin them to my freinds house an she cares for them!

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