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Old 07-19-2012, 10:58 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Eheim Automatic Feeder

Anyone have experience with these???

Will it work for a single betta fish in a 5 gal Aqueon Bowfront Tank?

Help is appreciated! Bubba is in risk.
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:00 PM   #2 
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No. Too much food.

A fish is not a mammal. We need to eat 5-6 times a day to keep our body going. A big fish like sharks can go months without a meal. A betta can go up to two weeks without an issue.
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:09 PM   #3 
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Sorry I have not yet had to leave Perseus for more than one night and day. But I was looking around in case I did ever have to be away for more then a couple of days or so. How about this one it has a video with it of a lady talking about how she likes it, its a seven day feeder.

http://www.expotv.com/videos/reviews...Feeders/150809
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:10 PM   #4 
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I have this autofeeder. I left my 10 gal with guppies in the care of this autofeeder and came back to a bottom littered with food and a few dead fish. Unless you are going to be gone more than a week, your betta will be fine without food.
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:13 PM   #5 
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Slow release blocks aren't recommended. Extremely unreliable and can foul the water quickly. I found a fish feeder (the Fish Mate F14 Feeder) that allows you to determine the portions you feed your fish every day, which I think is amazing for bettas. You can even skip every other day or so if you want to minimize waste/ammonia buildup.
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:52 AM   #6 
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I need to get one of these F14's.

I have the other fish feeders and they're are horrible with portion control.
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:56 PM   #7 
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I have the Eheim it did not work well with pellets way to much comes out. I got the one from Zoo Med for Bettas and it works pretty good gives between 3 to 7 pellets and only feeds once a day.






Automatic Daily Betta Feeder:
  • Automatically feeds your Betta once a day.
  • Great for scheduled feeding times or vacations!
  • Mounts directly to the side of tank, or use enclosed rail kit for round Betta bowls or other tanks.
  • Uses one AA size battery (Battery included).
  • Use with Zoo Med's Micro Floating Betta Pellet. (Includes sample food and conditioner)
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:59 PM   #8 
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http://www.youtube.com/embed/raAVeTBrszQ

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Old 07-20-2012, 02:20 PM   #9 
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I considered the Bettamatic as well, but ended up not getting it because of a lot of mixed reviews (http://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-BettaM...rds=bettamatic). The biggest problem, however, was that if it did feed 4-5 pellets a day, that would lead to a buildup of waste, which would require someone to do water changes if the vacation was long enough. And if you aren't gone long enough to require a water change, you probably can just leave the fish unfed in the first place. If you have someone capable of doing water changes for you during your vacation, I don't see the point of getting an automatic feeder (they can just stop by and feed). Again, the problem of "overfeeding" (not really overfeeding, but you get the point).

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Old 07-20-2012, 10:23 PM   #10 
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My fish eats all the pellets up to 7 pellets and if one makes it to the bottom the shrinp finish off.
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