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Old 07-08-2013, 07:07 PM   #1 
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Arrow feeding blocks ok for bettas?

I am going on a 4 day trip to Cedar Point Amusement Park in Ohio(WOOP!) and I am nervous about my betta and his 5 tetra friends in a 10gal tank alone for 4 days. I was looking on the petsmart website and see the 7 day feeding blocks... do bettas usually eat them? and are they safe?

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Old 07-08-2013, 07:15 PM   #2 
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I think they do. I used them for my betta when I went away for a few days and he was ok. I do not know if he just didn't eat, or if he was fed.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:24 AM   #3 
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I left for about a week and I came back to healthy fish. :) These don't work as well with goldfish because they eat it all right away, but bettas take what they need.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:36 AM   #4 
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4 days would be completely fine. A HEALTHY betta can honestly last quite a while without food.
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:09 PM   #5 
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I wouldn't use one. Nutritionally they're not all that good, they tend to foul the water & most fish do not pace themselves meaning they tend to eat it all in one day. Healthy fish can go 4 days without eating with no problem.
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Old 07-11-2013, 04:17 PM   #6 
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I don't know about the blocks, but whatever you do, DON'T buy one of those automatic fish feeders. One of those KILLED my tank. Not a good idea. I would recommend just not feeding him for that amount of time.
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Old 07-11-2013, 04:32 PM   #7 
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After all of these posts, I have to agree with them lol.
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Old 07-11-2013, 04:58 PM   #8 
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If you decide to use a feeder, make sure your fish will eat from it BEFORE you leave....

Shortly after I got my first betta, I had to leave for a week. I put a feeder block in the tank. My fish did not touch it. I came back to fouled water, and a very sick betta.

Since you're only going to be gone 4 days, I would suggest you feed everyone well before you leave, then feed them again when you get back. Fish can go four days without eating.
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I think I'll stop using those tabs now lol.
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