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Old 08-25-2012, 12:04 AM   #1 
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Betta Tablet things

So I'm going away for a week, and I'm going to clean his tank before I go, just wondering, my pet store sells these betta food tablet things, and they're supposed to feed your fish for seven days. I know that's not the healthiest way for him to eat, but I can't find anyone to take care of him.

Will he be okay on one of those?
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:28 AM   #2 
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Those things are really a piece of crap. The Betta won't notice it and it'll just rot in your tank. They probably won't even know what it is... Bettas can survive more than 7 days if you're wondering, how many days is your vacation?
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Old 08-25-2012, 06:35 AM   #3 
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I agree with LTB, he will be okay without food until you get back.
Make sure to do a water change the night before/the day you leave and the day you get back.
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Old 08-25-2012, 06:46 AM   #4 
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I've used them before because I was concerned one of my female Bettas wasn't eating. I had them in a filtered 10g tank & experienced no water problems. However, my females would over eat. MOST everyone says NOT to use them & your Betta can go up to 2 weeks(not recommended) without eating so for a week he should be fine.
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Old 08-25-2012, 03:56 PM   #5 
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I just left mine at home for 11days. He survived :) I made sure to feed him lots before I left.
Is water changes going to be a problem for you? if it is... I highly do not recommend getting the tablets.
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Old 08-25-2012, 04:11 PM   #6 
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I agree with everyone. He will be just fine for the trip. I've left mine for 10 days, and they have all been just fine. He'll be hungry when you get back, but that's better than sick.
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:47 PM   #7 
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Great :) I'm going to be away from the tank for a week, and I'll do a water change before I go, and after I come back :)
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