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Old 06-23-2012, 04:07 PM   #21 
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Once he realizes its food, its gone for and so is he
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Old 06-23-2012, 11:52 PM   #22 
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That's the difference with the tetra gel feeder. It only breaks down as the fish eats it. Also was exploring getting an automatic feeder like this Automatic Fish Feeder - Freshwater Food - Featured Products - PetSmart that might feed like 1-2 pellets a day. Yes, water quality would change a little, but I don't think it would be drastic with nitrate absorbing plants + the reduced feeding.
I have a hard time believe that it will only degrade if it is digested. Everything degrades. Even food kept in the freezer can still go bad. And kept at the high temps where betta like is just asking for bacteria to eat it.

That automatic feeder looks a lot better than the one I used. Those small spaces will allow you to control just how much food he gets. Serving one a day every other day will give you enough meals to last him through your break. But you still have the problem of waste. If you go with this, you're going to need to do a test run: only feed him what he would get while you are on break, don't do any water changes, and test the water for ammonia on a daily basis. I think no matter what you chose, you should do a test run.

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Once he realizes its food, its gone for and so is he
Good point. Fish can't control their eating like mammals can.
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That automatic feeder looks a lot better than the one I used. Those small spaces will allow you to control just how much food he gets. Serving one a day every other day will give you enough meals to last him through your break. But you still have the problem of waste. If you go with this, you're going to need to do a test run: only feed him what he would get while you are on break, don't do any water changes, and test the water for ammonia on a daily basis. I think no matter what you chose, you should do a test run.
Yup, I think this is the route I will go. Normally I feed around 5 pellets a day. If you think about it, 14 days of 1 pellet won't even amount to 3 normally days' worth of food. The fish should be fine, but of course, a test run is necessary.
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BEttas usually only need 2 pellets a day, but yeah.. I always tell epople that, bettas don;t need as much food as people. thier stomach is about the size of thier eye. Bettas are cold-blooded so they barely use any energy, humans use most of thier energy for warmth.
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