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Old 03-26-2009, 12:32 PM   #1 
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Going away for 4 or 5 days.

I know this has been asked plenty of times before but I'll ask again to be sure. Would my fish be ok without being fed for 4 or 5 days? I don't know for sure if I'll be going anywhere soon or not but I'd just like to know if my fish will be ok.
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Old 03-26-2009, 02:06 PM   #2 
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Yup they will be fine without food for 4 or 5 days. They can live without food for up to two weeks,not that we would do that. Yeah i hear ya. I doubt ill go anywhere far or for long time with all my critters. Day trips for me. haha.
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Old 03-26-2009, 03:07 PM   #3 
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I went away for 8 days once and placed a ceramic topfin, fish shaped timed feeder in their for my one betta in a 2.5 gallon filtered tank. It did well. I have heard of some of these time release ceramic jobbies messing up water balances, but I had no such experience. When I came back there was a small pile of debri on the bottom left over from the feeder. I simply siphoned out the debri and did a 50% water change and all was fine. I know that my fish ate from it as well. The second I put it in the tank he sat and watched it untill it realeased something.. which he ate without question.

its up to you. If your tank is filtered with low current, fake plants and only one fish a feeder should be fine. Otherwise... I wouldnt risk it, hell be fine for 4-5 days.
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Old 03-26-2009, 03:34 PM   #4 
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Yeah, I don't plan on going anywhere but we may take a trip out of town for a few days and I hate to ask someone to come in to feed the fish for that short of time. I hate to bother anyone.
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Old 03-26-2009, 06:01 PM   #5 
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try those 7 day feeders (make sure they are the betta kind tho) , I give those to all my bettas when I leave! I think its like $2 for a 6 pack
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Old 03-26-2009, 06:09 PM   #6 
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I have some that someone gave me. They are shaped like little bettas. lol I was afraid to try them.
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:01 PM   #7 
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lol! yep those are the ones I have got! They work really well, don't pollute the tanks too much, and my bettas love them! plus they work in any size tank from a 1g to a 10g!
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:32 PM   #8 
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They don't mess up your water?
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