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Old 11-12-2012, 11:18 PM   #1 
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Question Leaving bettas at home

I will be going out of town for thanksgiving and I have to leave my 4 bettas here for 4 days will they be ok here alone or should i take them with me on my trip????
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:59 PM   #2 
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They will be fine,as long as the tank (s) are heated.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:07 AM   #3 
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WEll my tanks arent heated and i cant afford a heater.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:32 AM   #4 
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mine did fine for 11 days... do WC right before you leave...
as for heaters, they are highly recommended...

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Old 11-13-2012, 12:35 AM   #5 
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Whether your home or not your tanks should be heated. That goes back to basic betta care.

They should be fine. Depending on the size do a change the day before or the day you leave and do one when you get home.
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Thanks im worried because people say i need a heater and they hot guy at petco said no need for a heater unless its snowing outside.lol. Im going out of town for 4 days and im kind scared to leave them alone. So a full water change and food before i leave.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:39 AM   #7 
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WEll my tanks arent heated and i cant afford a heater.
No worries, I know money is tight for most everyone..
Will the heat be on in the room that your bettas are in while your on holiday?
If yes, then they should be fine. Try to do your water change b4 you go, And going without food for a week is fine.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:43 AM   #8 
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The guy from Petco was wrong. Bettas are tropical fish and need temps of 76-82 degrees. Babies need even higher temps. Get heaters, you can find good ones on amazon for cheap.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:43 AM   #9 
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heaters are there to protect the fish from temperature fluctuations throughout the day. Fish are healthier in a stable tank environment.

I would feed the fish well from now until your thanksgiving break, then do a WC before you leave.

heaters are pretty cheap on amazon. a 25w hagen elite is only $12 at its cheapest...
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Ok Thanks so much guys now i feel better :) Yea i will try to leave the heat on low for them i don't want it to get to hot but i will leave it on low for my babies Thanks again.
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