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Old 05-17-2012, 09:44 AM   #1 
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Going away for short trip.... betta care?

I'm going away for 8 days and I'm really concerned about caring for my Betta Boy...

My dogwalker will be staying in my apt and taking care of my pups as well as feeding my betta boy... I'm concerned about water changes while I'm gone... I really don't trust my dogwalker to make water changes... anything I can do to ensure he's going to be okay without water changes?

I will change his water before I leave and immediately upon my return. He's in a Fluval 2G tank with light, filter and heater and thriving... I do tests weekly for ammonia, nitrites and nitrates and all is good...

Thanks for your help -

(I always panic about leaving my pets when I go away!)
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:08 AM   #2 
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I would just do a large water change. If you can, get some ammonia remover. You can put the right amount in a ziploc bag and tell her to just pour it in whenever you desire it to be done.
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:11 AM   #3 
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When are you going away? If you have enough time, do a test run. Don't change the water, and keep testing it and see how bad it gets by the end of 8 days (obviously don't let it get bad). The water might not be bad at all after a week, so you might be worried over nothing.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:51 PM   #4 
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If you do a 100% change before you leave and as soon as you come back, you should be fine. I would suggest asking the sitter to only feed every other day, though, and leave out a specific amount per day with extremely strict instructions not to overfeed. :)
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Old 05-18-2012, 12:15 AM   #5 
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Cool

Go to wallyworld and buy a 15G or larger tub. Put a sponge filter in it and a heater and you won't have to worry about water changes...

Add an auto feeder for betta bites and you are set for the holiday....

For 8 days, perhaps a 5 gal "new" bucket or tub would be fine, and if the dog walker will do the feeding, put the portion of food in small cups and label what day to feed....

Jeff.

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