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Old 03-09-2008, 12:14 PM   #1 
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Another Question about Betta's

Just curious, if anyone knows if a Betta will be fine with out food for a week?
The only reason I ask this, is because I will be going on vacation very soon and I will be out of town for a week and no one will be around to feed my fish for that week.
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Old 03-09-2008, 12:55 PM   #2 
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You could try the vacation feeder block thing, but bettas are picky so he may not take to it. There are also timed feeders if you want to invest in one of those.
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Old 03-09-2008, 12:58 PM   #3 
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Thanks for the respond.
I will check on the timed feeder, because right now, my betta is picky as heck when it comes to feeding time lol
Do you happen to have a link to what they look like so I will know what to look for in the store?
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Old 03-09-2008, 01:06 PM   #4 
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http://www.petsmart.com/search/index...kw=feeder&sr=1

Here you are.. I won't vouch for how well they work as I have never tried one, but it seems like a good idea for your predicament.
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Old 03-09-2008, 01:08 PM   #5 
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You'll need to test it before you leave to make sure it works.

You can also try the vacation fblock eeder before you go. See if he'll eat it. Mine did with no problem. Yummy stuff in there. And the calcium is good of their bones.
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Old 03-09-2008, 11:23 PM   #6 
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I use an automatic feeder for when I am gone. They work quite well, but you want to make sure that you have it set up and start using it at least a week in advance of leaving. That way you can monitor and make sure that it isn't over feeding. I ended up having to do a water change and vacuuming after three days when I first set it up. If I had only just turned it on before I left, I can't imagine what the tank would have looked like after a week.
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Old 03-10-2008, 11:04 PM   #7 
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Also depends on what size tank you have...if it's too small those feeder blocks foul the water really bad. I used one in a 10 gallon and the water was absolutely awful after 5 days.
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Old 03-11-2008, 12:13 AM   #8 
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I noticed at my lfs, I think petco, they had small betta vacation feeders. Those may not foul the water too much as they are small. Just a suggestion.
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Old 03-11-2008, 02:12 PM   #9 
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Thanks for all the replies.
This is very helpful I have a 5 gallon tank, my betta is Very use to eating two times a day, and I don't want my betta to go hungry for a week when my family and I go out of town for vacation in May,and I dont want to chance over feeding him when I leave food for him for a weeks worth.
I wish I could trust people to come over and feed it, while Im away but I can't trust people to do that.
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