Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Care
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-15-2010, 03:45 PM   #1 
Jdh
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Any good automatic feeder recommendations?

Hi all,
my family and I are taking a vacation in about 2 weeks, so we'll have a petsitter coming to the house to take care of the pets. Unfortunately, I'm afraid that he might overfeed my Betta. Does anyone have a good recommendation for an automatic feeding system that isn't extremely expensive?
Thanks,
-Josh
Jdh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2010, 03:56 PM   #2 
Ajones108
Member
 
Ajones108's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Tampa, FL
How is your betta fed? Certainly if you gave the pet sitter specific instructions (i.e. feed this on this day but only this many pellets/flakes/worms) then I don't see it as an issue. I wouldn't know of any good vacation feeders though, sorry. :(
Ajones108 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2010, 03:58 PM   #3 
Adastra
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Northern Virginia
I wouldn't really do the auto feeder thing if I were you, I would simply pre-bag small portions of food and label them by day. It's pretty hard for the sitter to mess up when pre-portioned food that's been labeled. It would be a good idea to portion out less food than usual in case the sitter wants to sneak in a treat or two--besides, the most important thing is water quality. Bettas can go a very long time without eating--the sitter will be doing water changes for you too, right?
Adastra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2010, 04:18 PM   #4 
Silverwind
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Ooh! Consider maybe getting one of those 'pills by day' containers, and portioning out food into that?

I agree a water change is of more concern... but I'd hope they're at least somewhat competent, I'd be worried that someone with no clue might terrorize the poor thing. :/
Silverwind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2010, 05:28 PM   #5 
dramaqueen
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
I wouldn't use those feeding blocks. They can really mess up your water. I like Adastra's iddea of pre-bagging the portions.
dramaqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2010, 07:07 PM   #6 
Tomsk
Member
 
Tomsk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Gloucester,uk
I agree with the above posts,forget about the automatic feeders.Use premade daily food piles (either bagged/in sectioned boxes or just seperate piles on a plate.If your pet sitter isnt a fish keeper maybe you could do a couple of water changes with them there so they could watch & learn.

Tomsk
Tomsk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2010, 10:30 PM   #7 
Jdh
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Thanks for the advice, guys! I like Adastra's idea of premade fishfood containers, so I think I'll go with that. I'll also be sure to do a few water changes with him as Tomsk suggested.
Jdh is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.