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Old 08-06-2012, 05:09 PM   #1 
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Planning a holiday

OK, another question.
I am planning a 10 day holiday at the end of August/beginning of September.
I am leaving my boyfriend behind, so he can do some water changes while I am away - what's the minimum he should do? (considering I only moved Wonder into our tank yesterday, so he is still fresh to us). I don't want to put too much pressure on my boyfriend as he works really long hours, but I don't want Wonder to suffer either - would two 50% changes be ok? The tank is heated and filtered and I will ask him to only feed Wonder once a day or maybe every other day to reduce waste (or is that too much stress for Wonder?).
What's the best thing to do both for Wonder and my boyfriend? (and I would say Wonder's needs are more important that my boyfriend's :P).
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:28 PM   #2 
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Depends on what size tank you have, as for feeding once a day, I *think* it should be fine, but I'm no expert at that either xD
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:41 PM   #3 
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I'd say that for feeding, maybe do every other day, just to lower the chance of the fish getting bloated while you're gone.

Also, if your boyfriend decides to overfeed the fish on one day, it won't have too much of an effect.

Also, the size of the tank does matter in how many changes you want done.

But two sounds about right
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Sorry, forgot to say the tank is about 7.6 us gallon.
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:18 AM   #5 
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When I had my betta in his five gallon I did 50% water change per week, so one water change should be good? Being fed every other day like Alcemistnv suggested would probably be ok, as bettas can go two weeks with out food. (Although it's not a great idea to do so xD)
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