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Old 09-29-2012, 08:19 PM   #1 
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Thanksgiving Vacation

So, I got my fish a few weeks ago and I need to know what to do during Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks. They will stay in my house as I can't transport them with me. For Thanksgiving I will be gone for four days, and Christmas I will be gone for two and my family would rather feed the fish to the cats than feed and do water changes.

I've seen the vacation pellets in the pet store, but I don't know if they work or are worth it. They'll be in the divided cycled ten gallon tank, so I can do water changes before I leave so ammonia won't be too bad, but is there any thing else I should do for them before I leave? I'll leave my curtains open so they can have natural light as I don't have a timer for their hood light.
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:25 PM   #2 
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Give them a bigger than normal meal before you leave.
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:27 PM   #3 
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Even for the four day vacation?
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:32 PM   #4 
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They can go a while without food, 4 days should be fine. Those tablet food thingys just cloud up the water for me and don't feed the fish like they are supposed to. Just do a water change and they should be fine. I've once left them for 8 days (it was only supposed to be 7 but traffic slowed us down an entire day) and my bettas were fine.
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:57 PM   #5 
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I agree but too long without food is bad maybe you could convince someone to come in and feed him ounce.
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:43 PM   #6 
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Four days without food is totally fine, don't worry. And no food means the tank won't get too messy, either.
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:47 PM   #7 
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I hear that bettas can go with out food for three weeks. Mine has gone that long with out eating. He is sick though. Poor guy. 4 days would be fine.
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:52 AM   #8 
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mines gone ten days without food... or if you really want buy him a few ghost shrimps to snack on if he needs...
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:03 AM   #9 
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Yup, feed them before you leave and they should be fine for a few days without food or water changes - especially in a cycled 10G

They can go several weeks without food if they had to

you can do a vacation feeder thing but I have heard they are not really good for fish
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In there natural habitat during the summer there is a low amount of food.
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